So, I'm in love. Like totally and utterly in love. I finally finished by first Boylston Bra. By finally I mean it was finished about a week and a half ago but I had to wait for the right length underwires to arrive before it was finished.
I made a 36C of this pattern and I'm pleased to report it fits! Not 100%, I think there is a fraction too much fabric in the upper cup but still 100% wearable and I don't think I'm taking it off anytime soon! It is just so comfortable. Love, love, love. The only thing I noticed when taking the photos is how unbalanced the pattern is on the cups, however given how amazingly comfortable it is I don't really care!
This was my first time making foam cups. I used this tutorial from Cloth Habit with great success. The process was really rather straight forward, much more so than I had initially thought it would be. I'm so pleased with how they turned out.
I'm sure if you've read my blog before you will recognise this fabric. It is one of my all time favourites. I've already used it to make a romper and a Watson Bra Set. I only bought 1.15m of this fabric, even though it was 150cm wide I'm still impressed. One of my favourite things about lingerie sewing and bra making is how little fabric things take. To be honest I think I can even sneak another bra out of this fabric too. If you don't want to go back and read, this is a stretch thick crepe like material I picked up from my local Lincraft.
I lined the bridge and cradle with one way stretch mesh. I also put a layer of one way stretch mesh in the straps so they didn't stretch out too much. Especially as this fabric is designed for no stretch fabric. I'm also sold on the fabric straps. I'm totally in love with the pattern, seriously.
And whats the point of making your own bras if you don't make matching underwear? Of course me being me whipped up a pair of my favourite Watson Bikini. I love the fit of them, they're just right for me. It is hard trying other patterns when you've found one that is so good.
Anyway this might just be my new favourite set. It is my new favourite bra anyway. I'm hoping to turn the Boylston into a longline and a bikini top before too long. If I get time to sew that is.
What have you been sewing lately?
Fabric : Lincraft
Elastics & Hardware : Booby Traps
Underwires : SewSquirrel