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Finished bra

A nice finish is in the details.
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Can you see the dart in the band? Probably because you know it’s there.
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The pattern is the Isabelle from Sewy again, using a non-elastic lace (last time I used a lace with some stretch). Because of the non-eIastic lace I added a little to the upper cup pattern piece and even made a left and right pattern piece because of a small size difference. This is not really an issue when I use lace with some stretch, but in non stretch lace it’s obvious, resulting in a little ‘overflowing”. You get my drift I presume. It’s a problem I have with a couple of previously made bras too, so obviously something has changed and I have to adapt my patterns.
This bra is wearable, but I want to make it again with a few changes as I’m not completely satisfied. The added space is not quite enough and I think it would be good if the center front is a bit higher. I bought a couple of different wire sizes to experiment with. Difficult to show as for obvious reasons I don’t want to share pictures of the fitting issues on the blog.
A project for the near future, first a couple of other projects to finish.

Comments

  1. Well it certainly is very pretty!

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  2. Now, see, that's the problem with sewing a bra! Achieving the perfect fit and support! I know you will conquer it and, meanwhile, that one is a beauty!

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  3. I understand what the problem is, but still it looks pretty amazing to me. It's so wonderful you can make this beautiful lingerie yourself!

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  4. Hoewel je zelf niet helemaal tevreden bent met het uiteindelijke resultaat is het een prachtige beha. That grey lace - stunning!!

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  5. Beautiful, Sigrid! I enjoyed all your posts on this project.

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