[BAW17]: April Round-Up!

Apr 24, 2016 | BRA NEWS | 8 comments

Hi All!

It’s that time again! Time for all of your beautiful bra-makes! And you’ve all been creative little bees this spring and I’m, as always, so impressed with all of your makes this month!

What a month it’s been too- it seems like it flew by so quickly! I for one am so excited for some warmer weather, something about those extra hours of sunshine and everything thawing, it just makes me happier to be alive 🙂

So let’s get right into it!

First we have this super cute set from Amy of Sews and Bows! 

Amy made this set using the Watson Pattern from Cloth Habit in a 30A for her daughter, what a lucky girl! She also used a performance knit fabric that she designed and dyed the elastics to match the hint of blue in the print, isn’t that so fun!

Make sure to head over to Amy’s blog to read more about this cute set! 

Next we have a beautiful red set from Ilna!

Ilna made this beautiful red set using the seamless pattern from Marinique, and the matching bottoms using a modified version of the hipster pattern from MakeBra. Loving that red!

For fabric she used a red knit, lined with knit from a red t-shirt she had (bras are way better than shirts!) And don’t forget the gothic arch and lace detailing on these pieces! LOVE!

Next we have a beautiful black bodysuit from Sian of Rebel Angel!

Clearly I wasn’t the only one feeling inspired by bodysuits this April- and wow is this one ever gorgeous!! I’m in love with that lace! Sian made this body suit as a hack of the Watson pattern from Cloth Habit, with some black lace on the top and some black power mesh for the body- how pretty is this!

Make sure to head over to Sian’s blog to read her post all about the making of this beauty and more pics! 

Next we have two beauties from Ciara of Crabigail Adams 

Ciara made this bra using the Shelley pattern from PUG patterns, and a combination of pink and turquoise findings and fabrics!

You can see the post about this make here! 

Then later on in the month she went on to make another Shelley, this time with a decorative external powerbar on the outside! How pretty is that! And of course the matching undies!!

Does anybody else get the cotton candy vibe from this set? To me it just looks delicious!!

Make sure you head to Ciara’s blog to read about her second bra make here!

Next we have a pretty set from Christie of Serenity Lingerie!

Christie made this set using the Watson pattern from Cloth Habit and some super soft purple bamboo with white findings. This set looks SO comfy, like you just want to lounge around the house in it all day and never take it off!

Christie also made this set for her mother-in-law which is super sweet! As sweet as that little rose-bud decoration! <3

Next we have a lovely fresh set from Jennifer

Jennifer made this gorgeous set using the Boylston pattern from Orange Lingerie. She made it with foam, white elastics and the gorgeous grey floral fabric!

Jennifer also made two pair of matching pantie to go with it! One using the Montgomery Brief pattern from Orange Lingerie, and the other using the Lacy Thong pattern from Fehr Trade. I just LOVE these- and that fabric is everything!! Definitely got some floral bra envy going on!!

Next we have some stunning black drama from Maddy of Miss Maddy Sews!

This is Maddy’s Back to Black set, and in traditional Maddy style it is a three-piece set (SO much set envy!)

Maddy made this set using the Boylston bra pattern from Orange Lingerie, the Watson Bikini pattern from Cloth Habit and the Greta Garter Belt pattern from Ohhh Lulu!

She made this set using some black stretch satin from her stash and black findings, along with some Bliss underwires for a perfect fit!

There are so many gorgeous details in this set- including these darling peekaboo cut-outs in the panties!

So make sure you head over to Maddy’s blog to read even more about this stunning set! 

Next we have a lovely bra from Henna of Stitch Study! 

Henna made this bra using the Classic pattern from PUG, and some nylon mesh and elastics that she dyed to match. This bra is so cute, and one of those colour that I gravitate towards- you know? Love it!

Read more about Henna’s lovely bra over on her blog! 

Next we have four bras (YES FOUR!!) from the lovely Amber!

Wow look at these beauties!! All different and all gorgeous in their own way! Amber drafted all of these bras herself, and they are all nursing bras, with a 1 year old, her size has changed and she needed some new cute bras- and now she definitely has a line-up! Her own spring collection!

I have no idea how you managed to do this with a 1 year old, but I am SUPER impressed Amber!!!



Next we have a fanciful little beauty from Sofia of Silver Lining Atelier!

Sofia made this bra with a horizontal seam cup with a balconette shape. She used black bra tulle lined with sheer cup lining for the cups and some gorgeous gathered black bra tulle along the neckline for a fanciful detail!

There is something about this bra that just feels so divine and luxurious! Much envy 🙂 <3

Check out Sofia’s blog for more about this bra– ALSO check out her amazing 3-part series on powerbars for some great bra theory!!

Next we have a very pretty bra from Kristy!

Kristy made this bra using the Classic pattern from PUG patterns. She also used this lovely sheer fabric that she thrifted for the cups- and I am LIVING for the bird placement on these cups, that is SO gorgeous, and so spring!!

Kristy also added a special detail on the bridge of her bra- a heart charm that came off the anniversary card her husband gave her! So sweet! <3

Next we have this sexy number from Linda of UpLift Custom Bras!

Linda made this lovely bra for a client using a self drafted pattern and cut & sew foam covered in this amazing snake-print lycra! This bra is FIERCE! <3

Next we have this very pretty set from Anne of Sew Anemone!

Anne made this set of matching tap-pants and camisole for under light outfits this spring! Wow does this ever make me think of spring 🙂 It just feels so light and fresh!

Make sure you head over to Anne’s blog to read more about this fresh set! 

And last but not least we have this cute suit from Jennifer of Jensware!

Jennifer made this bathing suit for her daughter using the PUG classic pattern with foam and covered in the most adorable hearts & strawberries print with a modified racer-back, and matching high-waisted bottoms in denim print spandex and heart buttons using the Three Sisters, Violet pattern from PUG.


She calls it her Strawberry Love and it definitely is! SO cute <3


Another month of spectacular bra-makes! You lovely ladies never fail to impress me 🙂

What are your plans for May?

I can tell you right now my plans are for bottoms. It may not be too surprising to you that after seeing week after week of bras, that you might be wondering- does she ever make the bottoms to match? And the answer to that is- rarely- and my underwear drawer is seriously lacking right now! So that is my plan for May! So if you want to join me with my panty party then you are absolutely welcome!! Or you can set some goals of your own! Just let me know what they are in the comments below!

As always, don’t forget to check out the Pinterest boardand pin all of your lovelies over there! And if you’re on Instagram and posting your lovely makes- don’t forget to add in #braaweek!!

You can go here to grab a challenge button and don’t forget to send your bra next month to bra.a.week@gmail.com for the next Round-Up post!

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend <3




  1. Ilna

    What a wonderful collection! There are some very talented women out there and I'm so glad to be part of this group. All of them are so pretty, I can't choose a favourite.

    • EmeraldErin

      We are a pretty impressive group!! 🙂

  2. amy mayen

    Thanks so much for including my set! I see a few projects I missed this month, so I'm off to read. I'm very excited because my vintage machine is in the shop, and when it gets home I can finally tackle bra foam!

    • EmeraldErin

      Of course! Your set was so much fun! And I can't wait to see what you make with some foam too 🙂 I'm always so impatient when my machine is in for repairs!

  3. Sofía

    Wow! Lots of amazing bras this month! With lots of great prints and beautiful laces! These monthly round-ups are so inspiring 🙂
    I should be making some bottoms this May too, but… I always get bored before I even start! Besides, I'm having my final exams in May and I'll have less time to sew, so I rather spend that time sewing something more exciting… like a bodysuit! 😉 But someday I really have to make some matching undies for all the bras I've sewn (In my whole lingerie drawer, I've only got like three matching sets!)

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sofia! I totally feel you about the panties, I'm going to go on a crazy pinning spree to try to get super inspired for panties, and then just make a whole bunch. I think I just realized that after 16 months of this challenge, I hardly have any me-made panties, and so many lonely bras lol! I cannot wait to see your body suit though!

  4. missmaddysews

    Another amazing month Erin!! I can't believe how many beautiful things people have made 🙂 Looking forward to seeing the underwear you come up with next month too – I'm sure it will be stunning! I'm hoping I get time for a bit of sewing in May, I'm thinking of taking the plunge on a plunge bra haha (I am way too tired…)

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Maddy! I'm looking forward to seeing your plunge bra 🙂 Also never apologize for bra/boob related puns, they are the best! ha ha


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