And a very Happy Halloween to everyone! I hope you all had fun last night, whether you celebrate Halloween or not!
This week is going the be a different week for the Bra-A-Week Challenge. We’re in a transition between a month of beautiful corsets back to beautiful bras, and with Halloween and everything else going on in people’s lives, I think everyone needed a bit of a break this week- but I hope to see more beautiful submissions for next week! 🙂
This week we can focus on a fun collaboration project I did with Mrs.Weaver last week when I was in Calgary!
I made a bralette for Mrs.Weaver! Now you might remember way back to Week 3 of this challenge when I made myself a Winter Bralette, well I can tell you that it has hardly left my body since, and is in need of replacement.
But I was talking to Karin over the past two weeks, and she was lamenting about the lack of bralettes in her size range, and how she would like a nice soft bralette for lounging around the house, and being comfortable. And I thought it would be the perfect time to test out my old drafting techniques for bralettes and see how well they do on the larger cup sizes! And we were both pretty smitten with the result!
This is a vertical seamed bralette with a longline band, just like my bralette from before, only a little bit shorter band that can be used with a 3X3 hook&eye in the back. You might remember that my bralette was a pull-over style, but that wouldn’t work for Karin with her full bust and tiny rib cage!
We used this gorgeous soft plaid flannel, with black fold over elastic and black powernet for the back band- the ultimate in soft comfort!
I’m so excited about this and the future for the Emerald Bralette pattern! Braletts can work on larger bust sizes! And who doesn’t want a comfy bralette!
I think it’s similar for everyone, after Halloween all the waistbands need to get a little looser and comfier as we gear up for Christmas pies and rich winter desserts! And I think this one will definitely do the job for Karin!! Now I want one!!
What do you think about bralettes? Are they for you? Do you already make them and love them? Do you have a hard time finding a pattern that fits you well?
Let me know!
And that is it for the Bra-A-Week Challenge this week! I’d love to start a big discussion about Bralettes down in the comments if you’d like to share your thoughts 🙂
I can’t wait for all your submissions next week!