I’ve been sewing bras for a few years now, but somehow I skipped that simpler version: the bralette! I never thought that could give me enough support, but I’ve been increasingly tempted by the idea of something with no wires that dig in by the end of the day. As I headed to the cottage … More Sewing Bralettes!
I posted this pattern review on the Curvy Sewing Collective today. I’m reposting it here with a few additional thoughts at the end! Bra-making: It’s so rewarding when it works, and so frustrating when it doesn’t! I started bra-making last summer by taking a weekend class with the Fairy Bra Mother, and since then I’ve made … More Marlborough Bra Review
Now that I’ve got a well-fitting pattern, I wanted to experiment with some different fabrics – in this case, black bra tulle from The Emerald Studio. As you can tell, it’s quite sheer. I cut two layers with perpendicular stretch, so the end result is quite stable and firm. As you can see, I used … More Black Bra-Tulle Bra
Ta-da! My new comfiest bra, courtesy of my custom-drafted pattern by Emerald Erin. Of course, it fits me better than it fits my dress form – she’s set to have the same full bust, but my underbust is at least 6″ smaller. You get the idea though! For my pattern, I chose a three-piece cup, which … More My Custom-Drafted Bras!
You never know how one thing will lead to another, and where you’ll end up. When I started planning the Sewcialist Lingerie month this past summer, and looking for contributors, I certainly never thought I’d drive 3 hours through a wintery storm to have one of them draft me a custom pattern! That’s what happened … More Bra Drafting with Emerald Erin!
I’ve got a few more bras under my belt now (above my belt?) and it’s been an interesting journey. On the one hand, the actual construction is easy enough and I can knock out a bra that 90% fits in 4 hours. On the other hand, improving that fit to 95%, let alone 100%, is HARD! Here’s … More Bramaking: The Quest for Fit
Oh my gosh, guys: I’m in love with bramaking! I’ve always thought it would be difficult and too precise for me, but nope, turns out I’m pretty good at it and it’s really fun! (“Good” is relative, of course, but I did somehow finish 4 hours before anyone else in my class. Most of theme … More Bramaking!