Hi All!

 

This Sunday I have an exposing the unders on one of my favourite bras- Dreaming in Silk. This is one that has seen lot of wear since I made it just over a year ago. There’s something about it that is so perfectly me- it’s a relaxed fit, it’s has nice lines and is soft but not too girly? I don’t know, I just love it, and I wear it all the time. So I thought it was the perfect choice to deconstruct for you today!

 

— Very quick PSA first —

If you didn’t already read in my Reflections & Resolutions post- I’m bringing back my MONTHY ROUND UP!! and I want to add any bra news in there too! Just like before, they will be the last Sunday of every month- and it’s a great way to come together as a community, show off your gorgeous makes, find other bra makers and know what’s happening in the boob community.

So, if you’ve MADE A GORGEOUS BRA/SWIMSUIT/INTIMATE APPAREL, or if you’ve WRITTEN A TUTORIAL on lingerie or swimwear making, or generally have any BRA NEWS that you want to share- then please send pictures, descriptions and links to:

bra.a.week@gmail.com

Now that that’s out of the way- let’s dive in!

The bra:

The Fit:

This was the first bra that I made using my France Underwires, which I’m still completely in love with- they are a much more shallow relaxed underwire option- And it went along perfectly with my ultimate loves: bra tulle & fold over elastic <3

So let’s deconstruct this (also- if you didn’t know I have this guide as a PDF for you to use!)

Covering the bases- yes it’s underwired, it uses a shallow demi wire, it’s a full band bra, with a two piece cup and a vertical seam. That sums up the most important stuff right away.

Next:

Now we get into the details- so on this generic bra cup, drawing the seams are a little different- because on the dreaming in silk bra, the underarm is lower, and the strap is more central, so that vertical seam runs from the bottom of the cup, to the centre of the strap- but it looks more vertical on the actual bra than it does in this ‘draw the seams on the cup’ bit- but you get the picture.

The other two note-worthy features of this bra are the silk panels on the cups, which are lovely for adding some elegance to this bra, and making it a little more opaque (I needed some bras that weren’t completely see-through under my also see-through tops). And the other interesting detail are the thin straps, that look so cohesive, because they are fold over elastic I used everywhere else- but to prevent them from being too weak or stretchy, I just slipped a little grosgrain ribbon in the fold when I was sewing and – boom- stabilized strap!

Otherwise there weren’t many other details in this bra, and the materials and findings for this bra were pretty straight forward too!

So there you have it! Another bra deconstructed! And just like I said in my last exposing the unders about my Parisian bra, once you deconstruct bras, many of them are really so simple with a couple nice details to make them special.

Have you used the exposing the unders guide on any dream bras lately?

Any thoughts on this dreaming in silk bra, or any bras you want me to expose in the future?

xo

erin