Cut Out Bra & Lingerie Inspiration

The blog has been a bit dead this week! I had TONS of university stuff to do, but now I’m nearly done, so… It’s sewing time!! 😉

During the past few months (when my head wasn’t stuck on books)  I’ve been spotting a trend on lingerie design: soft bras  with a triangle shaped cut out at the center band. I’ve lots of them in my Pinterest boards, but my favourites are this one, by Playful Promises, and this one, by Kiss Me Deadly (and I love the photo, btw!).

So, I decided to draft and sew my own, inspired by those great designs! Mine, as you can see, features soft satin cups (lined with cotton jersey) with vertical darts, and pale pink powermesh at the wings. I’ve used a black elastic trim for the top of the wings and a wider elastic (about 1/2″) at the bottom band. Also, I’ve reinforced the side seams with casing, and the bra closes at the back with a metallic clasp.

Satin Cut Out Bra

I really like the fit of this bra! And it’s supportive enough for everyday wear, not just for lounging around the house!

Satin Cut Out Bra & Dress form

But now I want to ask you: where do you find your sewing inspiration? I’m a huge fan of Pinterest! Do you plan your sewing according to fashion trends or inspirational images? If so, do you have any favourite brands or shops? I go to online shops like Asos to search for beautiful dresses, and I love discovering lingerie designers and brands through Pinterest and Instagram (one day I’ll show you my favourites!). What about you?



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