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[BAW 9] February Round-Up

Feb 28, 2016 | BRA NEWS | 22 comments

Hi All!
It has been a pretty amazing month for lingerie the February! The Curvy Sewing Collective is hosting their Lingerie Month, I’ve been positively swooning over all of your makes this month showing up in my inbox..
But most special of all was winning for Best Bra Maker in Madalynne’s Best Sewing Blogs 2016  along with Miss Maddy Sews and Madalynne herself!
If you haven’t seen the grand finale of the Madalynne’s Best Sewing Blogs 2016 then you better go check it out to see some amazing blogs!
I just want to say thank you so much to everyone who voted for me, I feel so honoured!!
And now that I have all those exciting bits of February talked about, on to the most exciting- which is all of the lovelies that you’ve made this month- and all I can say is WOW, and you better get a cup of tea and a comfy spot on the couch before starting this post!!!
Here we go!
First we have two bras from Diana of Poetsie Patterns

Diana made two bras inspired by the ‘witches’ specifically Mary Sibley from the show Salem!

I love cool inspirations like that, and I love these bras! This first one is so sleek and sexy! and the second is so fanciful! Love it!

Gorgeous! Make sure to head over and check out more about these bras over on Diana’s post!

Next we have a set from Angela of My Little Sewing Dreams

Angela made this using the free bralette and string pattern from Make-Bra- and wow is this set sexy and strappy!!

This is a picture from the Make-bra site to show it on a form, but Angela made a very similar version with fold over elastic and sheer lace! So cool! Make sure to head over and read more this set on Angela’s blog! 

Next we have three beautiful bra makes from Anemone of Sew Anemone!

The first bra she made using the Elan #645 pattern, which turned out a little pointy for her taste, but lovely colours!

Read her post about this bra here 🙂

Next she made this beautiful bra using the Shelley pattern from PUG patterns. How beautiful does this lace look!

Check out this post here! 

And finally the month culminated in this beauty! I love the coral! Anemone made this bra using the Elan pattern with a really good make-over using a RTW bra for guidance! Love it! and amazing month!

Check out the post on this bra here!

This next bra is a light breath of air from Kathy of The Nerdy Seamstress!

Kathy has declared that this is her favourite bra and I can see why! She made this bra using bra tulle, with a layer of lining and a layer of polka-dot tulle on the outside. All this with bliss wires, gold sliders and rings and black findings really makes this bra pop! wow I love the combo!

I love how Kathy took the photos too- it just makes it look light as air! Make sure to head over and read all about it on Kathy’s blog!

Next we have a very fun bra from Réka of Red Heels!

This beauty is a self-drafted partial band bra pattern from Réka! She made this using foam lined with cotton and a magenta fabric covered in black lace!

I love how this turned out with the lace over the magenta! gorgeous!! Make sure that you head over and read all about this bra over on Réka’s blog! 

Next we have two beautiful bras from Marian of Ill Signo!

Marian drafted this bra herself using the guidance of the Bra-Maker’s Manual from Beverly Johnson. She used foam and a diagonal seam cup for his simple pretty look!

This set has me dreaming about spring! I love the colours 🙂 You can read more about this set in Marian’s post here!

Marian was a busy bee and also made up this beautiful bra!  For this bra she used the Maya pattern from AFI and this beautiful lace!

I think this bra came out beautifully and of course I’m loving all the lace for February!!

Make sure to head over and read all about his bra on Marian’s post!

Next we have a lovely blue bra from Ilna!

Ilna made this bra for her friend using turquoise lace, black findings and three black bows with little pearls! So pretty!

She used the Doline pattern from Marinique, a South African company local to her! She’s sending it off to her friend in the US – I hope it fits!! 🙂

Next we have some men’s underwear oh la la from the lovely France!

France made these underwear for her husband using the Wallbrook Boxer Briefs pattern from Green Style patterns, and some lovely soft grey stretch knit!

And a perfect fit too! Thanks for modelling! France is making these along with underthings for herself to go under their drysuits for all their amazing scuba diving adventures! Fantastic!! 🙂

Next we have two beautiful bras from Samantha!

Samantha made this first bra using this gorgeous hearts pattern fabric she found at her local fabric shop, when she went in to only buy thread 😉

She even got the print to repeat on the back band too! How cute is this- and so perfect for February and Valentine’s with the red and white! Love it!

Next she was feeling inspired by the lace theme this month and broke out this beauty! Peach duoplex bra with a lovely off-white lace appliqué!

She said this is the most beautiful piece of clothing she owns and I can see why! You’ll have to find some sheer tops that show this bra off- just stunning!!

Next we have two of the most beautiful delicate lacy lovelies from Sofia of Silver Lining Atelier!

Sofia made this bra, her black and white lacy bra, with her vertical seam pattern and an internal power bar for that little extra oomph!

This bra is also an all-lace bra, with lace cups, lace detail and lace frame and band! SUPER pretty!

Check out her post about this beauty here!

She was back to work with the lace again this February and made up her Strawberries and Cream bra. Wow, this bra has me dreaming of spring!!

Sofia has an incredible knack for making the most delicately beautiful things! And she is really doing an amazing job on her powerbars!

Make sure you head over and read more about this delicious bra over on Sofia’s blog! 

Next we have a wonderful line-up from the lovely Andie of Sew Pretty in Pink!

First we can start off with this beautiful ‘Garden Bra’ because of the garden of lovely rosettes on the bridge! I love that she names her bras! More about this bra in Andie’s post here! 


Next is her Naughtier Nautical, which was her second try at the Maya pattern from AFI, don’t you just LOVE this nautical look!! I will definitely not make it through the summer without a nautical beauty like this!!

Next she went on to make her Lace Dreams bra! This was her third try with the Maya pattern. You can see her post over on the Curvy Sewing Collective with her fitting and alteration process with these lovely bra makes!  

And finally rounding out the month with these lovely panties! 😉 Just kidding Andie- These lovely Barrie Briefs that look oh-so comfortable and cute!! Check out Andie’s post to see more about these briefs and for the opportunity to taunt her with the word ‘panties’! 

Next we have a lovely bra basic from Jennifer of Jensware!

Jennifer made this bra using the classic pattern from PUG patterns along with beige duoplex, powernet and findings.

She added that lovely little pink bow that brings it to life! Very pretty!

Next we have two beautiful sets from Ingrid of IsaTe’s Designs!

Ingrid made this lovely set using the longline bralette pattern from Ohhh lu lu, along with the Grace panty pattern form Ohh lu lu as well!

She made them both using this beautiful black and white floral lace! Lovely set! You can read more about this set on Ingrid’s post here! 

This next set is also a lovely lacy one! She used the Sierra pattern from Madalynne for the top and made matching boy shorts for the bottom with this lovely stretch lace! These sets are making me think that every month should be lace month!

Make sure to head over to Ingrids blog to read more about this set! 

Next we have the most delicate little lovely from Maddy of Miss Maddy Sews!

This is Maddy’s ‘Meringue’ set and it definitely is delicious, and has me pining for spring!!

Maddy used the Boylston bra pattern from Orange Lingerie for the bra, and the Merckwaerdigh Pocket Boxer pattern for the matching bottoms!

Maddy used a lovely cream coloured stretch lace all-over for the Lace February theme, along with some cut and sew foam for the cups, and super special rose-gold sliders and rings!

Make sure to read more about this gorgeous set over on Maddy’s blog! 

Next we have two gorgeous makes from the lovely Linda of Uplift Custom Bras!


In standard Linda style these are both very Va Va Voom!!  I’m loving this sheer upper cup with satin bound edge!!

And this animal-print lace is just so cool! I love the shape and styling of this bra– lace February is definitely a good month for everyone!!

Next we have a sheer lovely from the very lovely Emma of A Hand Stitched Life!

Emma made her beautiful Black Betty bra using the Boylston pattern from Orange Lingerie, and one of my Bra Tulle kits from The Emerald Studio!

There is something just so high-end, sexy gorgeous about this bra, and I’m so happy to hear that it’s her new favourite bra!!

Make sure you head over to Emma’s blog to read all about this beautiful Black Betty! 

Next we have a very lovely bra make from Amy of It’s My Turn!


Amy made this bra using the Marlborough pattern from Orange Lingerie, and beautiful white fabrics, lace and elastics! This was Amy’s first bra make ever! WOW so gorgeous!

Make sure to check out more about Amy’s lovely make over on her blog!

Next we have two bra makes from the lovely Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow!

Gillian has been super busy this month as the host of Lingerie Month over on the Curvy Sewing Collective and sewing up a storm of bras for herself!

I also had the wonderful opportunity to meet Gillian earlier this year, and work with her on a custom drafted bra pattern! If you want to read more about the whole process and the end results you can check out here post about it here! And see her beautiful bra makes!

You can also see her most recent make- this lovely flirty number using bra tulle over on her blog! Love it!!

Next we have this lovely fresh set from Rosa of Rosamade!

Rosa made this set using the Marlborough pattern from Orange Lingerie. She made this using a rigid floral satin fabric with stretch lace upper cup- super pretty!

Rosa made it a matching set using the Thong pattern from Ohhh lu lu! I love how fresh and delicate this set is! I think it also needs a robe and sleep mask for the ultimate super luxury!!

Make sure you check out Rosa’s post on her gorgeous set! 

Last but not least we have this beautiful bra from Holly of Intimate Underpinnings!

Holly made this beauty using some red and gold lace, with a matching gold sling to go under the cups! How delicate and pretty is this bra! I love the coordinating bow and straps as well- very dainty!


Did you make it? How inspired do you feel right now? I know I’m chomping at the bit to get back into my studio and designing!

What were your favourite makes this month?

Do you have any plans for March?

I’m going to be making a little detour off the path of lingerie and into the world of swimwear this March! You’re welcome to join me in the pool or stay with your lovely underthings! All is fair game this month!

Hope you’ve had a wonderful February, and I’m already dying to see all your inspiring makes in March!!




  1. Marian

    Wow…what a great collection of bra's this month…. they are beautifull..all of them….the lady's did a great job 🙂

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Marian! People really did an amazing job!

  2. eforshopping

    What an incredible collection of beautiful lingerie! So much talent here. Well done, everyone!


    • EmeraldErin

      Yes indeed!! Well done everyone! thanks Michelle!

  3. Karin

    Truly stunning selection of bras again this month Erin! Really beautiful. And again, many congrats on your award. Very well deserved 🙂

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Karin! Everyone did a great job- it's been a wonderful month! 🙂

  4. Abbey Dabbles

    Amazing selection this month! Some of these are really adventurous and fancy. And you know you're awesome, Erin! Award well deserved. Will continue to vote for you anytime I see your name in a nomination.

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Abbey! That's SO nice of you 🙂 🙂

  5. Sofía

    What a lovely mix of bras!! I loved this Lace Month bra-a-week, I can't get enough of lace. And bra tulle looks really nice, I like it more every time I see it! There are some seriously beautiful bras in this round-up, it's so inspiring!! 😀

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sofia! I feel so inspired too!

  6. Emma

    Congrats on your award Erin! I love seeing the monthly round up, so many amazing creations to be seen. I can't wait to see what you come up with next month 🙂

  7. missmaddysews

    What an incredible month! I can't believe how many incredible submissions there were – clearly everyone was inspired by all that gorgeous lace 😉 I can't say I'll be sewing up any swimwear in March, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you make Erin!

    • EmeraldErin

      You guys never fail to amaze!! I can't wait to see what you've got coming up Maddy!

  8. Andie W.

    You cheeky monkey! 😛 Using that word. 😛 Heheh. 😀

    I can't believe all the amazing bras this month. We've all been sew busy! I can't wait for next month!

    • EmeraldErin

      hahaha! 😛 This is going to be a busy month too!

  9. Amy L

    Thank you so much for featuring my bra! I'm super inspired and can't wait to post something for March!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Amy! You made a beautiful bra this month- and it has good company in this post 🙂

  10. Anemone H

    Wow, so many beautiful and creative bras! I can't wait to see some beautiful swimwear and am really looking forward to Erin's theory week, which I assume will be swimwear related for March!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Anemone! SO much great this month!! And you're right – it's all swimwear for me this month!!


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