This post is all about my Carmen Underwire!
If you want to know more about underwire styles & the wires I offer check out – Underwire Styles & Body Types
If you’re looking for more info on fitting underwires check out – How to Fit an Underwire
This is one of my new release wires (June 2017), and I think it’s going to become a fast favourite. This wire is similar to a regular day bra wire, like my Round wire, but it’s just a little wider and roomier! It also has a fairly vertical centre front, so it is great for people who need a little extra width in their wire, but need a narrow bridge! The name for this wire isn’t quite as meaningful as some of my other wires – I just got this wire in stock, and was on a walk with my mom, and she said- ‘how about ‘the Carmen Wire’?’ – huzzah- new wire name!
You can find the printable PDF wire chart for this wire here: Carmen Wire Chart PDF
So here are the specs for this wire:
This wire has lots of the same features of a standard day-bra wire. It has good coverage and support under the arm, and is full coverage at the centre front (similar to the Round wire), but this wire is wider and roomier than my other day bra styles. It also maintains a fairly vertical centre front, perfect for keeping you cups close together!
BEST FIT FOR:
This wire is great for the average to wide oval body type. If you find that the standard Round or Orange wires are just a little too narrow for you and you want a little extra width without loosing the support and coverage at the bridge and underarm- this is perfect for you!
There are no patterns currently designed for this style of wire. However, it would be fairly easy to substitute this wire into your regular bra pattern with some minor alterations.
Since this wire is so new, I haven’t made any bras with it yet- but I can’t wait to get started with it!
Do you love the Carmen Wire?
I’d love to see what you make with it!!