The pink nursing bra V2

Hi friends,

I’ve been loving pink lately more than usual. I mentioned in my last post that I purchased a pretty pink and black bra kit from Erin’s Etsy shop. So I couldn’t resist making my next nursing bra version in the lovely neon pink fabric that came with the kit, a pink lightweight no-stretch knit. Since the fabric was lightweight, I decided to underline it, and I chose silk organza for the job…

Nursing Bra Pink-V2 - 7

Modifications with respect to my last version:

  • I traced a cup larger; a 24F from the EZI SEW nursing bra to better accomodate the girls.
  • I also split and rounded the lower cup (at what appeared to be the apex) to allow some extra breast roundness.

 

The results:

 

Likeable & Dislikeable features:

Likes:

  • I really love the pink and black fabric combo
  • I think the fit of the band is perfect!

Dislikes:

  • I think the decision to underline the cups and bridge with silk organza was a terrible one:
    • First of all, I had to fuse both fabrics to cut through with more ease.
    • Once the fabrics were fused, I worked with them as a single fabric.
    • Although the pink fabric is a lightweight no-stretch knit, I think that the difference in the fabric weaves is one of the reasons that there are so many wrinkles in the cup seams…
    • The cup seams turned out super itchy because the silk started to fray!!
    • I’m now left with no more of this beautiful pink loving fabric, which is a pity…
  • The straps fall over to the sides during the day, so I should rotate them towards the center at the front and make them a little closer at the back.
  • The position of the bust apex is off, I need to move it up by 1.5″ and outwards by 1″ so that it hits the nipple.
  • There seems to be too much ease at the neckline, so I will take in 0.5″.
  • The cups sag!!! Blaaagghhh!!!! I will remove the lower cup seam and try some other modifications…

Unfortunately, the fit of the bra is not good, and this is definitely not wearable. Next I will try some pattern modifications for the cups in muslin and let you know how it goes.

 

What do you think? Do you have any advice? Do you like pink undies?

 

That’s all for today folks! I hope you had a lovely and restful weekend.

❀

M

 

Miscellaneous:

BTW, this past weekend we meet at the MusΓ©e du costume et du textile du QuΓ©bec for a lovely evening with sewing bloggers in Montreal. Needless to say, we had a blast drinking tea and listening to Beatrice Marrelli Pearson’s life and fabulous wardrobe stories.

Bloggers meetup

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. garnet49 says:

    You look gorgeous with your pregnant belly! I, too, love the pink and black color of your bra, but do agree with you that it’s not a great fit. Looking forward to hearing how you will modify it for another try.

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    1. πŸ™‚ thanks Garnet, I’m excited to share the things I’ve been trying!

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  2. Michelle says:

    I’m sorry this one didn’t work out. I love the pink though!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! πŸ™‚ I’ll have try again after I get the fit right! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Andie W. says:

    It’s so unfortunate the fit didn’t work out, because it’s such a lovely colour on you! πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. Hi my darling, it is indeed a lovely color. I’ll have to get a new kit to try again! πŸ˜‰

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  4. froebelina says:

    Too bad the new isn’t wearable, I really like the pink color, might be that I need a pink bra now ;-)! I think it’s great that you share your experiences though, thanks for that!

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    1. πŸ™‚ thanks Kat! I’m trying a new approach to this bra! I can’t wait to share it!

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  5. Ann says:

    I love the pink, too. If you want to line this lovely pink fabric, use another layer of this fabric or one of the non-stretch nylon bra linings, or even a tricot. Your lining still needs some “give” and silk organza won’t have any “give”, by the nature of its construction. I recommend sewing the lining to enclose raw edges between lining and outer layer to prevent the scratchiness on tender tissues. It’s hard to tell now how much cup space you will need after the baby comes… or exactly how which parts will expand the most… I know I grew at least 3-4 cup sizes. I do hope you will sew another pink and black version! When trying a new bra pattern, I usually make tester cups first out of that nylon mesh (non-stretch with some give) that they use to make loose gym shorts. If needed, I baste the cups into an old band to try on for fit.

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    1. Thanks Ann, that’s some really useful advice. I got some of the same pink fabric, but in yellow neon. I’m working on pattern adjustments at the moment using muslin fabric…
      I will give it a try, and if it works, I will surely get some more pink. I love the combo! πŸ˜‰

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  6. splendidcakes says:

    Arggghhhh! Too bad about the fit… I will say that I used nursing pads, especially at night, to deal with leaks, of which I had many. Nobody warned me about, or to wear a nursing bra even when I slept- big shock! The pads would help with chafing, and your breasts will probably get larger, so maybe it won’t be a complete loss. Fingers crossed! I love the pink, and your great photos!

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    1. Thanks for the advice dear! πŸ™‚
      I’m thinking of making something in cotton jersey for the nights, probably with less elastics for more comfort… I will surely be wearing nursing pads then! πŸ˜‰

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  7. I know nothing about sewing or fitting bras (to be honest, your pink bra fits about like many of the bras I have stashed in my lingerie drawer, which I avoid wearing whenever possible). So, ignoring the fit, I have to tell you that you MUST get more of that pink and black fabric and try again (or add on a different lining and re-make this one), because that color combo is just made for you! Awesome pics as always. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks GLC! πŸ™‚ you should give bra sewing a try! It’s so rewarding and when you get the fit right, you feel like a million dollars! πŸ™‚

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