Monday, 23 June 2008
Another one, black satin this time (bra)
Gets a bit boring after a while, as I've got several more combinations planned, which include some nice black with black stretch lace and another with black/lilac lace and some yummy pink with hot pink lace, I'll probably just take one collective photo at the end!
This bra is black satin with black powernet and I've lined the cups and added some bra padding for shape, I'm fast running out of underwires and as this is now officially my fave pattern will have to fork out and buy some more!!
Spent an hour this afternoon rummaging through my set of lingerie fabrics and notions drawers (I've got a cabinet on wheels with five drawers PACKED with the stuff! trust me I need never buy lingerie in my entire life!!) and sorted out all my stuff into plastic bags to make it easier to see what I've (not) got! I use the sort of bags with press studs on them that you get when you've small children and you buy vests and pants and stuff for them! they are just the right size and you can generally manage to scrape off all the labels too.
The advantage of making up several items in quick succession is you get into the sewing swing quite easily and I'm now running these off like a production line, this will last as long as I don't get bored OR I slip up and insert a cup incorrectly and lose the will to unpick and carry on, either way I should have enough new frillies for the forthcoming holidays.
A pal asked WHY would I bother to sew bras? My answer is that well why NOT! Initially I enjoyed the novelty/challenge aspect of something "new" but now I find I can get the fit I like quite easily - eg I have a low bust point and narrow sloping shoulders, custom making my own means I get a comfortable fitting bra. PLUS, I have to! I've spent a fortune on cabinet on wheels which is packed with lingerie and bra making supplies - ha-haa!! I gave two pals a set of stuff to make one each, but neither has felt inclined to give it a go, I suspect is sort of sewing you either relish or leaves you cold; I just like the lace, trims and elastics and the fact that its a quick and relatively easy sewing project and one I'm guaranteed to wear at the end of it all!!