Here we are again, and I have another lacy bra ready to show you! This time it’s all white and pink and delicate, that’s why I’m calling it my “Strawberries & Cream bra” 😉
For this bra, I used my pattern for a vertical seam cup bra and just altered a few things: first, I straightened the top edge of the cups and the bottom edge of the cradle, so I could use this pretty scalloped lace for them. And, second, I added an external sling or power- bar to the cups: you can see in the picture above that the power bar in this bra is the strip of lace that runs almost diagonal over the side cup of the bra.
The bra is made entirely of lace except for the powernet back band. The cups are also lined with powernet, so they’re very soft and a little bit sheer. And, to maintain the delicate feel of this bra, I used some thin, pale pink straps that were part of one of my old bras. In fact, I had forgotten that I had them in my stash until yesterday, when I had a sewing crisis because I couldn’t find any white strap elastic in the whole city of Barcelona. What a nightmare! But now I’m so proud of my old-bra-straps-hoarding-obsession 😉
I’m quite pleased with the fit of this bra and I like the softness of the cups. It also provides a very natural shape, neither pointy nor too round, and the power bar slightly pushes the breast tissue to the front. So, it’s a good candidate to become one of my favourite bras! 😉
Do you have clear preferences when it comes to your favourite bras? I do have preferences about RTW bras, but with the handmade ones… I’m happy trying all the different styles and shapes! What about you?