Vintage Floral Boylston Bra

November 19, 2015

Vintage Floral Boylston Bra

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.  


Vintage Floral Boylston Bra


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.

Vintage Floral Bolyston Bra

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.

Vintage Floral Boylston Bra

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.

Vintage Floral Boylston Bra

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?

Emma

Bra Pattern : Boylston Bra by Orange Lingerie
Underwear Pattern : Watson Bikini by Cloth Habit
Fabric : Lincraft
Elastics & Hardware : Booby Traps
Underwires : SewSquirrel

10 comments:

  1. Stunning! I love the Boylston so much. I'm planning to cut another this afternoon...and maybe my Boylston bikini too...

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    1. I have another one planned too. But I think it needs black powernet and I don't want to have to pay the postage for one thing. I'm excited about the Boylston Bikini! I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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  2. So gorgeous! Guaranteed to make every day special with such prettiness to wear.

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I love wearing it, it's so comfortable not to mention it makes me feel good :)

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  3. Hooo how feminine and delicate! I am cutting a Boystin bra today and I will be sewing it tonight. I am using scraps of stretch cotton. I will see how it goes. I really love your set! If you need panties that are not showing at all under your pants, the Montgomery briefs from Orange Lingerie are amazing.

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    1. Thanks Anne-Marie! I love this pattern and can't wait to make another. I'm totally in love with the Watson Bikini but I'll have to check out the Montgomery. :)

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  4. Your Boylston is gorgeous! The cut-and-sew foam really makes the difference doesn't it - elevates to a very professional looking bra. I just finished my second one yesterday and blogged at www.lingeriefindings.kiwi.nz. I made a floral one as well, out of swimwear fabric. How do you know what size wires to use (as in regular, long etc)? That's what I had problem with.

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    1. Thanks Lynda! This was my first time using foam, and I really can't believe the difference it does make. I love yours, it looks amazing. I used long wires in it. I had regular ones which were too short so I ordered long and extra long ones so at least I know which ones fit now :)

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