Nursing african style!

Small Wax-Nursing bra8

Hi friends,

This is not a post on real African style nursing, but rather a post about my latest Pregnancy-Nursing Bra made in an African Vlisco print!

This creation sums up my journey to conquer the realm of boob support, breathability and comfort during pregnancy and throughout nursing. For a summary of the journey you can read the full post here.

After my last eggplant yumm comfort bra and in my obsessive search for comfort + support, I decided to make one more bra. For this version I modified the following:

  • The cups are layerered: a stable and thick cotton from Vlisco +a layer of Kinisi as lining.
  • I further shortened the cup extension and connected the powerbar to a more supportive strap to lessen the pressure that gravity puts on my shoulders.
  • I reduced the length of the powerbar so instead of connecting the strap to the horizontal seam at the center of the bra, it now connects the strap to the horizontal seam at the side of the bra. Much more comfortable this way!


I’m totally in love with this bra, with its magnetic clips, wide straps, supportive cups, stable band and gothic arc!! It is perfect for dates out, when I like to wear my nursing clothes or just for the pleasure of seeing that lovely fabric every time I get ready to nurse. If I were to make a next version, I would probably try joining the powerbar to the front of the bra, since sometimes the powerbar in these bras turns backwards, but that is just a very minor detail.

BTW, Beverly has very recently written a series of posts on the structure and construction details of a vintage nursing bra, including how to draft and sew  one! Make sure to head over and take a look!! It’s truely lovely!! ❤

That’s all for today ladies, it would be awesome to read your comments!






14 Comments Add yours

  1. Nita says:

    Nursing bra or not, I’d make a pair of matching high-waisted panties and wear it to the beach! 😀 It’s fabulous!


    1. Hahahaha!!!
      That’s an awesome idea Nita!! I might actually do something of the sort! 😉



  2. Wow, you’ve really managed to put a ton of great features into this bra – and the fabric is the icing on the cake. I’ve just started making bras, (well, a year ago, but it’s not like I do it every day!), and it’s so fascinating to see how these feats of engineering actually work! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Chloe, I think I love making bras because of the challenge that it is to put together all those little bits. They certainly are a feat of engineering!


  3. Very cool! And I love your super glam pictures! xx

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    1. Thank you my darling! Xoxo


  4. Wow! It has taken my enthusiasm to start making my own bras to a higher level.
    You are, and the bra is, great!

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    1. Yeeeeiiii!!! Bra making Rocks!!


  5. Fröbelina says:

    You’re looking awesome in that bra! That fabric is gorgeous and so are you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you my darling! 🙂


  6. robbie says:

    I love it and would love to have a bra in that fabric–along with matching high waist panties.

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    1. I’m considering it! So many people have said the same! 🙂


  7. OK now that you’ve got me all excited about bra-making, I want to make one this cool after my lovely black one from the kit. Really looking forward to my next chance to sit at the sewing machine 🙂

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    1. Hehehehe, I know! Bra making is adictive!!! And such a useful skill.


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