Monday, August 4, 2014

Another Weekend = More Bras!!!

Hey, step aside and let the addict have her fix!  Things are a little trying right now (we are having a deck built in the garden and that is causing us a little stress) - so I have retreated to my happy place to make pretty things - always a 'cheer me up'!!

Also, it turns out that the lovely lacey pink bra that I showed you last week . . . . .


Is somewhat uncomfortable to wear :(


That 'oh so pretty' gathered netting trim on the strap, runs along the armhole - and scratches like an 'I-don't-know-what'. Grr.  What a nightmare.  What is to be done?  I know, make a similar one with the trim where it should be - on the neckline!

So this is version two - I used the 'Classic Bra' pattern this time which used trim across the top of the cups, and some leftover netted lace from my moulded cup bra:




No more scratchiness!!

And then I made a couple of others.  I have been wanting to make a chocolate coloured bra for ages, well, at least since my course!  I paired up the fabric with some lovely coffee coloured lace that actually looks nude when I wear it:




And then I wanted to use up the leftover lace from my first turquoise bra.  Here is the original - using the finished edge of the lace to form the wings of the butterfly:


And on this bra the finished edge is on the top edge of the cups.


This means that when buying lace which is 5"/6" wide - there is a lot of leftover lace . . . . . so this is what I made!



I saved just a little lace with an edge attached to trim the bridge - I think it looks pretty good!

So there we have it - another three pretties to add to my collection . . . but still no knickers.  I really must concentrate on knickers!  And I will.  I promise!

How about you - are you easily sidetracked by projects that are quick and you know will turn out well, despite knowing you should be making something else??

8 comments :

  1. Wow - you are getting so good at making bras. You should open a shop!

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  2. All very pretty (and skilfully made).

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  3. Beautiful bras. I have never attempted to make them myself but oooh you are tempting me.

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  4. So ,so pretty..
    Best wishes on your new deck..

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  5. Beautiful. Received my turquoise fabric and notions from Bra Makers Supply's
    and look forward to starting mine :)

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  6. You are doing such beautiful bras! Fabulous topstitching and wonderful choices in fabrics. I may be a large bit jealous.

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  7. You are now a bra making guru. These are all lovely and show your sense of style.
    Now please fly here and teach me:)

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  8. These are beautiful. A whole drawer full of handmade bras! Btw commiserations, I hate having work done on the house, but it's usually worth the pain. Hope it's finished soon!

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