Hi All!

Today I have a very ruffled bikini!

Sorry for the late post- things have been SO CRAZY lately! Crazy good, but crazy none the less! I’ve had so many amazing opportunities come up recently! I’ll tell you all about them as soon as I can!

But now onto the Week 19!

I’ve had this bikini in mind ever since I saw this fabric at Ann’s. It just screamed ruffle details 🙂

The top on this suit is the same pattern that I used for the fringe bikini two weeks ago, but instead of the fringe I added a ruffle! Which was super simple- I just cut a circle ruffle- just like making a circle skirt.

(the original inspiration)

I love this bikini! I just think it’s so cute 🙂 And the black details make it go with everything. I can imagine having a huge sun hat and wearing this on the beach!

And since one ruffle on the top wasn’t enough, I thought I would have two little ruffles on each side of my hip. Which I do realize was a slightly risky choice, since it’s not an area I wanted to add any bulk- but I don’t think it ended up being unflattering. Ruffles are so worth it anyways! – And of course when you make a new suit this cut you have to paint your nails to match!

I’m seriously going to have to figure out some closet organization for all these suit! I’m running out of space! And I need a good way to display them too, because these beauties can’t just hide in the bottom of a drawer!!

(the necessary Gibby photo, with his ‘did you say hungry?’ face)
Seriously counting down the days until it is warm enough for the beach. I feel like I’m going to bring 5 bathing suits and change every hour just so I can wear them all right away!

And now some beautiful creations from you this week!
First we have this lovely bra from Sofia of Silver Lining Atelier

Sofia made this bra from the Pattern Making for Underwear Design book that she reviewed on her blog! She is working her way through the draft-your-own patterns and this is her first!

Sofia made this with stretch pink mesh, lined with nylon tricot on the cradle and power next on the back! Great skill building! Don’t forget to check out Sofia’s post over on her blog!

Next we have a very creative bra from David of Bonnet Blue

David made this ‘open cup bra’ using black elastic and lace! Very creative! I can imagine that this would look very nice if you wore it under a low-cut bra, to show the style lines from underneath! Super cool!


David is a freelance lingerie designer, label: Bonnet Blue

dpolrolniczak (at) wp (dot) pl


Thanks everyone for all your great submissions! You are all getting so goo! Really building your skills and testing your styles! I love it!

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 16Week 17 and Week 18 of this challenge for more amazing bras!

Happy Sunday!

xo erin