Hi everyone! Here I go again, pursuing my journey around the worl d of power-bars! This time I’ve tried a different type: the built-in power bar or seamed power bar, in the form of… my Glamorous Satin Bra!
I’m sure you’re used to see this kind of power bar because it’s featured in a very popular bra pattern: the Marlborough bra! The built-in power bar is part of the cup pattern itself. Below you can take a closer look at it:
The original pattern I’ve used is the same as my Marie-Antoinette bra, but I’ve modified it to include the seamed power bar and a ‘Gothic arch’ at the bridge. I’ll go into more details of this pattern modification in my next post, that will be all about power bars 😛 As you can see, the final result is quite similar to the Marlborough pattern, so now I’m thinking about making an actual Marlborough and compare the fit between these too!
For the fabric, I’ve used stretch lace for the upper cup and back band, and stretch satin for the rest of the cup and the power bar. Everything is lined with sheer cup lining, to give it a bit more of stability. I have to say that stretch satin isn’t the best fabric that you can choose for sewing a new bra pattern: it’s a slippery little bastard!
As you can see, it looks quite different from my Marie-Antoinette bra, even though I’ve used the same pattern slitghtly modified! I love that feature of bra-making: it allows you to create multiple styles with one single pattern! As fro the fit, it’s in fact similar to the fit I got from my previous two bras, maybe slightly more rounded. It’s a very comfortable bra, and I love the look of it! After so many white lace, I felt like I needed something more “grown up” and glamorous. How do you feel about it? Do you like your lingerie with all the frills and laces or do you prefer simpler designs? 😉