Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Bra, Please

Talk about outside of a comfort zone. Introducing my first bra!

This long line bra is brought to you by Pin Up Girls (sold stateside online at Gigi's Bra Supply) and some left over leopard print from my fabric stash.  I had to make some modifications of course but overall, I think it's cute!!! What do you think?


1) I wanted this to stop lower on my body than designed so I added about 5 inches to the length.

2)The back has a very low drop which allows for the use of 4 hook and eye clasps.  This low plunge was not going to work for me.  I modified that and used 9 hook and eye clasps. 

Nikki Griffin of @bratalk told us over and over again.......
and over and over again......that making a bra was easy.  
She was not lying AT ALL!   
The truth is, it takes longer to get the fit right than it does to put the bra together.

If you have the smallest desire to learn how to sew a bra, I highly recommend that you head over to Sewing My Style and let Nikki give you life.  She is an amazing teacher with the patience of Job.  

The bra was not difficult to make at all and there are several You Tube Influencers with very in depth step-by-step tutorials for this and many other bra patterns.  

The only thing that doesn't excite me about this bra pattern is the need for the binding across the top. 

 Having to select a color can sometimes limit the flexibility or versatility of an item made with a print that very much is.

The organza jacket was made using Butterick 5685.  

I chose organza for the body of the jacket to allow all of my (not so) hard work to show through!  Not the most complicated sew, but leave it to me to make it that!  How you ask?  French seams of course.  That's just the only way to make a garment with organza.  It's to elegant for serging!  

Now.... Let's talk about this queen photo bombing my shoot.  The beautiful Sew Sew Stacie created a beautiful yellow/gold combination that you can see peaking through her sheer leopard print jump suit. 

No, we did not plan the matching prints.  Great minds just think alike!  Head over to her blog to read more about her ensemble!  Follow her on IG so you can experience her energy!  You won't regret it! 

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