If you’re here for the boobs you’re going to be disappointed! But if you’re here to see how addicted I am to bra making, you’re in the right place!
I made TWO Watson Bras this weekend – we had a sewing day at the studio and we were all plugging away at bras. I’ve started an epidemic!
Why did I pull out the old dress form instead of modeling the bras like last week? These are SUPER sheer! It’s nipple city, so I decided to spare you. This hasn’t stopped me from showing everyone I come across IRL, though, so if you see me on the street get ready to get an eye full!
The cups fit great! The band is a little tight. I think the lace had less stretch in this kit so it REALLY holds in my ribs. I think I’m going to try to snip it a little to let the elastic out just a bit to see if I can loosen it a little that way.
I also lined up the decoration on my lace, which went against the direction of the stretch, and I’m sure that didn’t help. But! I wore it all day and I would just prefer it to be a little looser, it’s not like it’s uncomfortable. With a bra every like 1/8″ counts! I’m learning so much from making them with the different materials.
Then I made this one! I pieced it together – I wanted to try to make a bra that wasn’t all lace, so it would lay smoother under thinner tees and tanks. I bought some black mesh and a little lace from Tailor Made and winged it!
It’s so crazy how much differently this one fits than the sage one fits – same pattern, different materials, different bras. The cups of this one are a little big! So I think in the future I’ll make a 34D when making a lace-less cup and go up to a 34E with the lace + mesh cup.
Got to hand it to myself – love how I lined up the lace along the band like this! Such a pretty detail.
I accidentally bought hook and eye closures with only 2 hooks instead of 3 – with the long form bra you need a 3 hook because it’s more fabric. So I just kind of graded down the back fabric to feed into the 2 hook closure. You can see there is a little sagging in the fabric because I bunched it in there but once it is on that goes away and it’s really smooth and comfortable. I like the look of the 2 hook closure better, but I like the feel and fit of the 3 hook closure. It’s nice to have been forced into having a variety! ha
Overall I’m SUPER happy with these bras! I’m learning so much about the fit and difference between the materials. They are both super wearable, and I think with a tiny amount of tweaking that sage bra is going to be even more wearable. And yeah! I totally ordered more supplies. Can’t stop won’t stop!Pin It