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[BAW 2]: Dreaming in Silk

Jan 10, 2016 | Bra Makes | 32 comments

Hi All,

It’s the second week of the Bra-A-Week Challenge! And it’s all starting with a bra-make ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m pretty happy with this one too!

This one is a special bra, because I branched out and did something new with a new style of wires!!! Yes more wire theory!!

 

I even made a mock-up for this one to test the fit and the shape ๐Ÿ™‚ As you can see, the main feature of this bra is the new wire, which is probably the opposite of a Bliss wire, I call it my France wire ๐Ÿ™‚
This wire is MUCH more splayed, and shorter, especially under the arm. I like to think of it as a very relaxed wire. And the important thing- how does it fit?

 

Lovely! Now before I go too far into describing this wire, the fit and the body types that I feel would benefit from this wire, I will stop myself, because I’m going to be doing a mid-week post on this to launch this wire in my Etsy shop! ๐Ÿ™‚

So a little more about this bra- I made this using the new France wires, blush bra tulle, some of the most beautiful and delicate blush silk satin, and black fold over elastic. I love the combination of these fabrics, with the vertical seam for simplicity, and the sheer edges to make it almost look like it’s floating ๐Ÿ™‚ dreamy

 

I’ve never worked with silk before in a bra, and although it is a little more difficult to work with (it’s a slippery bugger!) and it will never lie quite as perfectly smoothly as the tulle or knits do, I was super impressed with the overall finish of this bra- I just think it is SO luxurious, I’m already dreaming of the little silk tap-pants that I’m going to make to go with it, and imagining that I might one day wear it, while reclining on a chaise lounger, drinking, champagne, eating strawberries dipped in chocolate, being the most luxurious person in the world….. well at least I’ll have this set lol

 

Beyond being the most chic little thing that I currently own, it is also amazingly comfortable, and although it will not be an everyday garment *read: washing silk scares me* It will definitely be chosen on special days ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think about this style of bra? have you also been looking for wires and a fit like this?

How do you feel about silk in bra-making? I think I’m a convert!

Hope you’re all having a fantastic Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

xo erin

32 Comments

  1. Unknown

    Do you have a tutorial on how you made this bra? I'd love to make one ^-^

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks! I don't have a tutorial or a pattern right now, but I might consider doing one in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Katherine ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. LK

    That's amazing! You are a sewist's muse!

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    • EmeraldErin

      ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ so happy to inspire ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Raspberry Blue

    What an absolutely lovely bra. I love the mix of colors and the materials that you used.

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks! I'm pretty smitten with this one too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Anonymous

    Erin, this is very lovely indeed! I do hope you will be releasing a pattern for this one in larger cup sizes someday. Vertical seam is definitely a plus!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks! I'll put this on the list for future patterns ๐Ÿ™‚ I love a good vertical seam too!

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  5. Raisa Karim

    Loving this wire. This looks like the perfect wire for me. I might just make my first underwired bra with this!

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    • EmeraldErin

      YAY! that was my goal with this underwire! I found them because I have a friend who can't usually wear underwire but this wire is perfect for her, so I was hoping to help other women who have the same issues with underwires! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Diana Nuland van

    Love your new bra. Silk is a lovely material to work with, I love it too. (I have a costumer who only wears silk) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Diana ๐Ÿ™‚ I think silk is going to be a staple for me now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Rรฉka

    Lovely silk and lovely colour, although personally I don't like mixing silk with other materials, because I love the pure quality and luxurious feel of that but it's just personal taste ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Rรฉka! It's going to be one step at a time for me- I'm sure there will be an all-silk project in the future ๐Ÿ™‚ silk is here to stay!

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  8. Sofรญa

    Absolutely stunning!! So delicate, and I love the play of colours! This is one of your prettiest bras! Silk bras are so lovely. It's a tricky material to work with, but it's definitely worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sofia ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it's one of my prettiest bra too- it's so me ๐Ÿ™‚ Silk is totally worth it!

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  9. Alison

    Beautiful, as always!

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    • EmeraldErin

      ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Alison, you're too kind ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Darlene O'Donnell

    This is a delightful bra – love the silk. I have always loved silk and brocade. I have not tried a vertical seam. I always pre-wash silk – a super lightweight fusible interfacing along the seam edges or the whole fabric can help stabilise the silk. This online store has every kind, if you have not found it: https://sewexciting.blogspot.ca/ I love seeing your new creations. I hope you will be able to make patterns, as things unfold. It will be interesting to try the new France wire!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Darlene! Thanks for the tip about the fusible interfacing, that might come in handy in the future! Patterns are definitely in the works ๐Ÿ™‚ And I'm looking to have more fun with this France wire too!

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  11. Henna

    Gorgeous! I love the effect of the tulle bordering the silk.

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    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Henna! that's one of my favourite parts of this bra ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. missmaddysews

    So stunning Erin! Very glamorous indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a few silk remnants begging to be turned into bras – but picking a pattern and design is proving too hard so far! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • EmeraldErin

      Awww thanks Maddy, I can definitely see this one on you! Silk is definitely worth the wait for the right pattern, I even made a mock up before I used my silk (something I never do!)

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  13. BanditKassi

    I Love it! And ha that I have everything I need in my stash to make a knock off. Fabric hoarding for the win!

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    • EmeraldErin

      Fabric hoarding is always a win!! Please share when you make it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Maxwell Skinnies

    Something I wish there were more of out there. Bra Patterns like this!

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    • EmeraldErin

      ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm working on it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Maxwell Skinnies

    Some day I wish you'd make and sell patterns. Bra patters = impossible to find ๐Ÿ™

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    • EmeraldErin

      This might happen sooner than you think ๐Ÿ˜‰

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