Hi my darlings,
Today I bring you another bra. One that I’m very proud of. It is based on the good old Classic Full Band Bra from Bra-makers Supplies.I made a few corrections to the pattern from the last time I made it and I also went a little funkier with the colors, this time making it in blue and gold. This bra is inspired by the night sky, and so I’ve decided to name it “Stardust“.
From the physics prespective, we are stardust because every element in the universe was formed at the heart of a star at the begining of “The Big Bang” almost 14 billion years ago.
So the last time I made this pattern for my Black Lace version, I made a 44 F. I used my regular wire size and I drafted a Power Bar. This time around:
– I used the same pattern and, since the curve of my breast was not completely followed by the wire in my last version, I decided to split the lower cup and curve the new seam to enable the breast to fill this region.
– I took in a full 1/4″ at the top of each cup to reduce the neck line length since my breast would now drop in the cup and the neckline would wrinkle more.
– I added ~3/4″ to the back band which made the band 1.5″ longer.
– Finally, as recommended by my dear L, I curved the bottom of the front band (higher by 0.5″ at the center) to to help the bra deal with my tummy.
I used a blue bra making kit from Bra-makers Supplies and I added a stretchy golden lace I got from J&L Sewing Accessories on St Laurent.
Here’s the result:
Beverly was right when she said that, “the mark of a great fitting wire is that you don’t feel it, and it hugs the body curve.”
It is so comfy that I can’t stop wearing it!! This is my perfect bra!! I can’t wait to make some more.
Can I tell you a little secret: My breasts are not quite symmetric, there is a little discrepancy in the volume of each. In order to compensate for this difference, it is necessary to make the cups fitted to the larger breast and then add a “cookie” (a piece of padding to fill up the smaller breast cup), and so I did it!
How do you like it? Do you have any favourite bra patterns? Have you seen the beautiful images of the universe taken by powerful telescopes and satelites? Have the stars ever inspired you??
That’s it for today folks!
PS. Since I’ve been creating bras, and I will continue to from time to time, I’ve decided to add Erin’s banner for “Bra-a-week challenge“. You can click on the banner at the bottom of this page to visit her blog for lots of inspiration!!
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