Hi All! I don’t know if you remember the Grey Foam & Bamboo bra set that I made last July- but it has been a permanent part of my regular bra rotation- so I thought it was time to add a couple more to my wardrobe, because if you’re going to make one set- you might as well make two 🙂 And in the spirit of #SewPantyParty I made sure to make the matching panties!
I thought I would give you a really quick and easy tutorial this Valentine’s! Something that is quick, easy, and doesn’t even require making a whole new bra 🙂
So I think it’s about time that this happened. An emerald green bra for Emerald Erin. And I have to say, I am SO in love with this set, it might be my favourite thing that I’ve ever made, but I mean that’s a bit of a a tall order – because I have a lot of love for a lot of my sets 🙂 – but I mean this one is emerald green, it’s hard to beat that!
And I won’t make you wait in suspense until the end of the post- yes I have kits!!
Today I have something slightly different for you- I made a bra & bralette that I didn’t draft myself!
It started a few weeks ago when Madalynne launched her new bra pattern (Simplicity 8229) and bralette pattern (Simplicity 8228). She reached out to me and asked if I wanted to try out her new patterns and make something beautiful with them- mission accepted!
Last week in my lingerie wardrobe post, I showed you a new set that I made myself, so -as promised- here is that set in more detail! And don’t worry I’m not finished my style search yet- I just can’t help myself when it comes to bras- I had to take a short break to make one!
After my last make was so super lacy and pretty delicate, I felt like something a little more practical, a everyday.
For my everyday I like a bra that’s SUPER comfy, which for me means: some gorgeous foam lining, super soft bamboo, fold over elastic, bliss wires, 3/4″ straps, and a 3X3 hook and eye in the back!
I LOVE this bra, and I was instantly inspired to make it after I made these boyshorts back in May! To me it’s a very comfy and simple chic set! I drew inspiration from brands like Calvin Klein who have a more ‘athletic and boyish’ chic 🙂
For extra comfort I made sure to have my wide straps and 3X3 hook and eye, which I love, even if it’s not the norm for my size. I think it looks cooler for this style!
To keep in a more RTW look and with the grey bamboo theme, I covered not only the front frame, but also the back band with the bamboo, so it was uninterrupted all the way around, which I LOVE.
I took this exact cup pattern from the Black Beauty bra (one of my all-time favs), omitted the powerbar, and redesigned the upper cup to have a strap attachment point.
I LOVE the horizontal seams on this bra, I think they give a really clean and simple look 🙂
And the inside is just as simple, with some soft microfiber laminated foam, 15 denier lining for the frame, and white powernet lining on the back.
I think there’s something so fresh about this set. Don’t get me wrong, I love a little delicate lacy set, but something about a more boyish plain set like this makes me super happy 🙂
And of course, this must round up with some Gibby snuggles 🙂
What do you think about this new set? Are you more simple sporty chic or a more delicate lace lover? I feel like I’m a style chameleon that way- I just love a bit of everything!
Hope you’re all having an amazing weekend!