The moment I came back from my holidays in Stockholm, I realised that… I’d missed my sewing machine so so much! I spent almost a whole week without sewing!! How crazy is that?! So I gave my machine a giant hug and started sewing non-stop until today 🙂 And the results for that impetuous sewing are… a skirt and a bra! I’ll bog about the skirt later, so today let’s focus on the bra!
I love bras with a 3-part cup, specially the ones which have a seam that connects the strap extension with the lower part of the cup, like this one. Isn’t it pretty? So I decided to play around a bit with the cup seams until I got a similar shape, but I modified the upper part a bit until I got a more pronounced sweetheart neckline. Ta-dah!
I made this bra entirely of lace (a pale pink, almost white lace I bought like ages ago), except for the dotted mesh I used at the back. The lace has a little bit of mechanical stretch, so I lined the lower part of the cup with 15 denyer, while I left the upper cup unlined. I wanted it to be a delicate sheer bra, something light and refreshing for these hot summer days!
The front part of the straps is made of satin ribbon, but the back is adjustable and made of elastic. Overall, the bra is quite comfortable, but it isn’t perfect: the bottom part of the cup fits really nicely, but the upper piece is slightly bigger, so it gaps a bit. I’ll fix that next time! But what really makes me proud today isn’t the bra… but the handmade bow! Every time I try to make a bow, it ends up in an ugly mess, until I found the “cardboard method”! I read about it on Michelle’s blog, and it changed my life. Look at the bow! It’s glorious! 😉
So, that’s all for today! Do you have any secret technique for making bows? Please share! And do you miss your sewing machine when you’re away or I’m just a big nerd? 😛