One of my favourites lingerie brands is For Love And Lemons, and if I were rich I’d buy half of my lingerie from them (the other half would be from Karolina Laskowska, but I’ll talk more about her another day). I’ve been in love with Love and Lemons all-lace bras for a while (well, to be fair I’m in love with everything they have on their shop) but I’m not rich (yet), so I decided to make my own version of those bras!
I used some black eyelash lace, which is fairly firm but has a little bit of mechanical stretch, and I lined the cradle with a piece of nude powernet. The wings are made of black powernet and they close at the back with 3 hooks and eyes. Also, as you can see I used red elastic on the top and bottom band. I’d like to say that it was a design choice, but the truth is that I ran out of black elastic! I’m a reckless seamstress 😉
I tried to be careful with the details on this bra, so I cut the lace using symmetrical motifs on both parts of the cup (e.g. right inner cup matches left inner cup). It’s slightly more time-consuming and you waste a little more lace, but the result looks quite nice! In addition, I haven’t included underwires on this model, although my initial intention was to make an underwired bra: it’s more comfortable this way, and it feels lighter. Now I can defeat the hot Spanish summer in style! 😛
And what about you? Do you think that sof bras are more comfortable for the summer?