Lace, Lace and more Lace!

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!

Lacy bra

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! 😉

The Queen of Bows!
The Queen of Bows!

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? 😛

SILVER LINING

12 comments

    1. Thanks Michelle! You’re definitely right, putting a handmade bow on anything gives a great feeling! I’m a happier seamstress now 😉

  1. Gorgeous! You know I love all lace bras 🙂 and your colour combination is (as always) beautiful too! I saw a pattern not dissimilar recently, I’m thinking I might give it a go because the style is great!

    1. Thanks Maddie!! I really like this style, the strap placement and the height of te sides makes me feel that everything is “on its place” 😉 I would love to see your bra made with a similar pattern! I’m sure it will be amazing!

  2. I love this bra! And I really like how you made the three-piece cup! I’ll have to try a style like that sometime! I’ll have to check out that bow-making method too- I usually just fiddle with them until they look good! And now I’m going to get back to the love of my life- my sewing machine lol! <3 <3

    1. Thanks Erin!! I love playing around with patterns and trying new styles, and I have a feeling that maybe this style is “the chosen one” for me! And you should try that bow-making method, is like magic! Trust me, I’m really clumsy when it comes to those little bows 😉

    1. Thanks Gillian! 🙂 Well, it’s a bit difficult to explain without seeing the pattern pieces (and I’m on holidays right now, so I can’t take a picture of them!), but I’ll try: if you compare my bra to the Claudette bra I used as an inspiration, youl’ll see that the strap extensions on mine are lower, and a little bit further apart (resembling more or less a balconette shape). I also altered the upper cup piece, adding a gentle curve. I hope that makes sense to you! If you’re interested, I’ll take a picture of my pattern pieces as soon as I’ll arrive home! 😉

  3. Que bonito! Tengo muchos sujetadores con copa in tres partes, exactament como este. No estoy muy comodo jugando con mis patrones piezas pero me gustaría probar el patrón “Sewy Isabell”, que es similar. Y sí, cuando estoy en vacaciones, tengo que visitar tiendas de telas porque estoy siempre pensando en coser!

    1. Gracias, Ms. McCall! 🙂 He visto el patrón Sewy Isabel y se parece mucho a éste. Me encantará ver tu versión! A mí también me pasa lo mismo, incluso de vacaciones no puedo dejar de pensar en coser! Siempre busco tiendas de telas en todas las ciudades que visito… Es una obsesión! 😉

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