Bra-A-Week [49]: Christmas Presents

Hi All!

This is going to be a shorter post today, no submissions and no too many pictures, I think everyone is taking a bit of a break for the holidays.

I also wanted to take a moment to reflect and say, this is it. This is the final week of the Bra-A-Week Challenge 2015. How do you feel? I feel pretty incredible right now, I remember when I started this challenge back in January, as a much more novice bra-maker, thinking that it would be a good thing to challenge myself to do, but possibly a little unrealistic. But I persevered, and so did you guys wow! I have seen some of the most amazing submissions this year, and so much progress from so many of you! It’s truly incredible 🙂 and I feel so lucky to be at the center of it all.

Now as I mentioned before, I’m going to be posting in a couple days to tell you what is in store for the Bra-A-Week Challenge in 2016, but I can say that you can keep sending me submissions 🙂

So for this final challenge, I thought I would get with the giving Christmas spirit and make two comfy bralettes for my mom and sister 🙂

The striped one is made out of stretch cotton jersey and was purely an around-the-house comfy bra for mom to wear, kind of like pjs 🙂 And the purple plaid is made out of flannelette and is super soft and comfy too for my sister.

It was such a lovely afternoon in my studio on Christmas Eve, listening to Christmas music, in my own little world sewing these up for my favourite people 🙂 I don’t have any photos of them on, because we’ve all been so busy after they were opened Christmas morning. But I can tell you that they fit and they are loved!

How was your Christmas? How was your year? I can’t believe it’s almost the New Year. And I have so many exciting things coming up for it too!

If you haven’t already checked out my post from yesterday about my top 5 hits and misses of 2015, make sure you head over and check that out, and keep watching for a special post coming up about my year reflections, and what’s coming up in 2016!!



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  • e11iementary

    These are SO cute and perfect!!! Were you working from a specific pattern for these bralettes or did you draft it yourself? These look very similar to what I purchase OTR, and I would LOVE to have the ability to make one for myself. Thanks in advance!

  • Amber

    I'm so glad you are going to do it again! It really has been a source of inspiration, and creative challenge that I'm not quite ready for it to be over! And yeah! It's not. Thank you.

  • Tina

    Can't wait to hear what your challenge is for next year—- I'm hoping to jump in. Your adventures in bras have been nothing short of spectacular!!!

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    Love those bralettes! I seriously can't wait till the pattern comes out so I can have one too! When I read that this was the final week of the challenge, I thought DAMN, I shouldn't have been so lazy and gotten those last submissions in – but then I saw submissions are open for next year 😀 I'll be sure to get my act together and send them in soon! Hope you had a lovely Christmas, and I can't wait to see what next year has in store!

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      Thanks Maddy! I'm working on the pattern! And don't worry about the submissions- you have time! But it is crazy- 49 week! I can't wait to see your new makes! 🙂 It's going to be a good year! xoxo

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    Merry Christmas Erin! and Happy New Year! I didn't submit nearly as often as I wanted to, but I have thoroughly enjoyed, and been inspired by the challenge! I an't see what you are doing for 2016! XO Linda

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    These bralettes are so lovely!! I'm sure your mum and sister are now very happy with their christmas presents 🙂
    I hope you'll continue inspiring us with your beautiful makes next year, and I'm so happy to read that the Bra-a-week challenge is going to continue on 2016! I can't wait to see what's coming up next! 😀

    Happy New Year!! ^^

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      Thanks Sofia!! and Happy New Year!! I remember I celebrated New Year's of 2013 in Barcelona- and it was the best New Years ever! I hope you have a great evening- and I will be wearing red underwear tonight- since I know it is good luck now!! 🙂

      Can't wait for everything coming up this year- and to see more beauties from you!! xoxo

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    Hi Erin,

    I'm so glad you're doing the Bra-A-Week Challenge again! I was so bummed that I missed it the first time. I just made my first prototype bra yesterday and I'll be working on the fit over the next few days.

    In the meantime, Happy Holidays!

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    Merry Christmas Erin! I love these bralettes, they really look so comfortable. I can't wait to see what you come up with next year, and I can't wait to get home from holidays and get sewing!

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      Merry Christmas Emma!! I hope you had a great Christmas- and I just popped over to your blog and saw your new swimsuit- to die for!! You've done some amazing Christmas sewing!! xoxo

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    Hey Erin!

    This Bra-a-week-challenge was such a great idea, although I joined only 3 weeks ago or so 🙂 I think you inspired so many of us, and I wonder what 2016 will be… Definitely not boring!

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    Lovely Christmas gifts for your family, Erin. I look forward to the new Challenge in 2016, and I'm glad it's continuing in one form or another. Happy New Year!


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