Hi my darlings,
Today I bring you another Classic Full Band Bra from Bra-makers Supplies. The design of this bra was inspired by the Craftsy bra making class. I made the bra in sheer cup lining with a black lace inset.
For the size, I followed your advice in the comments to my lavender bra post and increased the band size as well as the cup size going, from a 42-E to a 44-F with its corresponding wire size.
I drafted a power bar, intended to direct the breast tissue forward, by drafting the cup pieces without seams and aligning them along the side and tilting them a little bit inwards towards the center of the cup as illustrated below. I then drew the power bar as indicated by the blue shaded area. I added the 1/4″ seams to the new piece. I also added a little piece of boning at the side seam of the band, which you can see in the pictures below. Here’s the result:
Interestingly, being able to see the shadow of the edge of my breast made me think that the wire was a bit large for my breasts. When I asked Beverly about it she advised me to use the wire size I normally use. After changing the wire, here is the final version.
I am in LOVE <3!! I feel so sexy!! Making bras is the best thing ever!!
The bridge is now flat against my breastbone. Wearing this bra feels comfortable, although the band is still a tad tight. I compared the band size to one of my favourite RTW bras and I found that adding ~0.5″ to each side will do the trick.
Also, seems like the curve of my breast is not completely followed by the wire, and there is something of a flat/unfilled gap between them. I think for the next bra, I will split the bottom cup and curve the new seam to enable the breast to fill this region.
In the mean time, I will be dreaming of new colors and styles!
What do you think? How do you like it? Are there any designs that you loved and tried to reproduce? Do you feel sexy wearing the bras you make?
That’s it for today folks, thanks for reading!!
I leave you with a very interesting TED talk on how your body language shapes what you are. I think it is interesting, and I hope you like it.
Have a great weekend!