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Bra-A-Week: Week 18

May 17, 2015 | Swimwear Makes | 18 comments

Hi All!!

It’s Week 18 already! And I was feeling a little retro inspired!

You might recognize this fabric from the giveaway options 🙂 I thought since it wasn’t chosen that I should make a suit with it! And I haven’t made a retro suit in quite a while!

My favourite part of this suit are the exposed bra cups- with the power-bar turned halter strap! I think it gives such a bombshell look! 🙂 Loving it!!

The back is just a straight-across top because the front straps go to a halter, and I finished the top edge with black binding- which I think gives it a really sharp finish!

Instead of a regular scoop I thought I would also mix it up by having a more ‘V’ back, and bringing it a little lower 🙂

And my second favourite part of this suit is the detail I added to the bottom- I did some colour blocking with black around the legs at the bottom- I feel like it give a more slimming illusion of a higher cut leg with the better coverage and retro vibe of a lower cut leg!

Always fun for playing in the garden with your puppy!

I just love everything about this suit- I think it makes me look so shapely!

YAY!! I’m so happy that summers here!!

And now on to your lovely makes from this week!!

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First we have this lovely set from Sofia of Silver Lining Atelier!

Sofia has been away with a sick sewing machine! But it’s all better now- and just in time to make some more beautiful bras- like this foam-cup one!!

This is the second part of her lingerie course, and her first foam bra- a two-piece, balconette cup covered in lace! Very pretty! Don’t forget to go over to Sofia’s blog and see her post about it!!

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Next we have a beautiful set from Michelle of Michelle’s Creations!

Michelle made this from the Sewy Rebecca pattern, adjusting for her omega shape, lowering the bridge and modifying for a flat spot (what a pro!!) So pretty with that lace- and gorgeous touch with the crystal on the front- absolutely stunning!

She also made these cute panties to complete the set! Love the pink and ivory- so Spring! Don’t forget to check out Michelle’s post over on her blog!

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Next we have a very pretty set from new contributor Lisette!

Lisette made this bra from this inspiration photo– and what an amazing job she did! Very impressive! I am so in love with this colour combination too! I think it’s much prettier than the original!

She made this using molded foam cups that she cut down to shape, and a pattern that she took from an old RTW bra- absolutely gorgeous set! Love it!!

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Truly impressive work this week everyone! I am so jealous of all your sets- amazing inspiration!

Don’t forget to check out the Pinterest board, and the Flickr Group if you enjoy those platforms! To grab a challenge button and to send your bra for next week to bra.a.week@gmail.com by Friday for the next Sunday post!!

You can also check out Week 1Week 2 , Week 3 , Week 4 , Week 5 , Week 6 , Week 7,  Week 8 , Week 9 , Week 10Week 11 , Week 12 , Week 13 , Week 14Week 15 , Week 16 and Week 17 of this challenge for more amazing bras! (WOWZA is this list getting long!)

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are and that you’re having an amazing day 🙂

xo erin

18 Comments

  1. Jos

    Love the power-bar turned halter strap!!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks!! 🙂 it's my favourite part!

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  2. Ilna

    I absolutely love this! It is definitely something I would like to wear if I was still young and shapely. Erin you keep on amazing me with your designs. You really are a talented woman.

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Ilna! you make me blush! 🙂 🙂

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  3. eforshopping

    Erin, I love all the little extras you add your projects. They really take it from 'isn't that nice' to 'wow! That's fabulous!' I love all those details! And Lisette's bra looks so much like a Prima Donna bra I want to copy as well. It's lovely and the panties are too! And Sophia's set. They're all just gorgeous!

    Michelle

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Michelle! It's so much fun to plan out these suits and all the little details then make them happen!! So much great inspiration this week too! 🙂

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  4. Lynda Schuch

    I love your fabric choice and pattern, gorgeous! And you look lovely in it as well. What pattern did you use?

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    • EmeraldErin

      Hi Lynda! This suit is mostly self drafted. I used the 'Denise' swimsuit pattern from Pin-Up Girls patterns as a very general guide, but added my own self drafted bra cups, modified the back, did some colour blocking too. So I would say this is mostly a self-drafted suit! Thanks!

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  5. Diana Nuland van

    You look like a Pin-up, nice!
    Love the entries of the other girls.

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Diana! 🙂 I feel very glamorous in this suit! 🙂

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  6. Sew Chic

    Another inspiring week of lingerie. Love the matching sets and the wonderful use of lace. Thanks all!

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  7. Sofía

    Wonderful swimsuit, Erin! I absolutely love the back!! And the colour blocking details are a great design choice too! But I'm sure that, by the end of this challenge, you'll have to build a huge wardrobe for all the pretty swimwear you're sewing! 😉
    Also Michelle bra is really nice! The cristal detail is so cute! And Lisette has made an amazing entrance with that set. The embroidered flowers are stunning!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sofia!! I'll have to get working on that wardrobe!!

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  8. Anonymous

    Hi Erin, lovely work on the swimsuit. Would you consider doing a tutorial on it?
    Many thanks, Jen

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Jen! I might just consider that!

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  9. Corinneb

    Hi, I shall like being made this swimsuit, could you indicate to me about which pattern it is? Thank you

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    • EmeraldErin

      Hi Corinne! Thanks for the interest, this is a self-drafted bathing suit that I made just for me! I might release a pattern for it in the future!

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