In my last bra post, I said I needed to get up to five new bras this year. Well, I’m just about there now with the addition of these two bras. Both are made from the Rebecca pattern by Sewy (a German company) and kits from Summerset on Etsy.
I did try this brown combo once before in a too small size.
The brown lace is from Etsy and the white lace with yellow accents from dear Hilde when I went to Amsterdam two years ago.
What’s different about these two bras? I’ve finally conquered the scalloped band that I’ve dreamt of using guidance from Sigrd’s blog.
On the yellow version, I just did the bridge with a scallop. Not a mirror image. The lace only came in one direction.
On the brown, the entire front underband has the scallop. Hmm, I should have used brown thread on the lace bits, eh?
Something else I’m doing different with my bras is using this super narrow elastic from etsy when I reinforce the upper cup instead of clear elastic. I think it’s 1/8 inch and is also sold as elastic for ‘baby headbands’.
The other thing with my bras (and why I like to sew my own) is that I have an extremely narrow bridge. You can see in these photos below that my underwire casing actually overlap (double click to enlarge).
I’m very very pleased with these two bras. What’s next for me and bras? I have one more cut out in pink from Etsy lace.
And two more kits waiting in the wings. My new goal is to get two week’s work of bras (worn twice each).
Thanks for all the tips and advice regarding the sheer interfacing (known to me as ‘tulle’ via Sigird). Orange Lingerie has a stash of it and kindly offered to send me a bit. So, this year I’ll tackle some more sheer style bras. I’m not a huge fan of the exposed satin in the lower cup. Snags too easily.
There may be some clothes coming again from my sewing machine, lol. I’ve been really absorbed at work and can only handle smallish projects now. But, I need a dress for a graduation in May. And, over Memorial Day I’m officiating my second wedding for dear friends of mine. So, I need to get on the stick.