Boylston Bra with Elastic Upper Cup and no Fabric Strap...

I am back with the second part of the Boylston Bra modification tutorial! Boylston Bra is one of my favorite patterns. It is such a pretty demi bra that gives me a nice rounded shape. It is also super versatile! I have made it into a foam cup bra, lace bra, fabric bra, and you can even make a bikini top out of it. If a pattern fits so well why not utilize it to it’s full potential, right? Keep reading “Boylston Bra with Elastic Upper Cup and no Fabric Strap Tutorial”

Boylston Bra with Lace Upper Cup Tutorial and Thoughts

The folks over at Colette have posted an interesting question this week about finding time to sew in summer. This made me wonder. I love summer! I love warm weather and I love spending time outside, whether it is walking my dog or just sitting on the patio. Of course that takes away precious sewing time. However, I find my issue is not having difficulty finding time to sew, but rather it is finding time to photograph and write about it. I still sew, may be a little less than in winter, but I still do. I have a very strong suspicion that if I didn’t sew I would go slightly insane, would be difficult to be around and will likely lose all my few friends. I can not risk it. So I will find time for sewing. However, blogging and photographing things may suffer a bit… but I will try my best!

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Peach and Gray Set

Boylston BraI have been making my own bras for a few months now and I have to say it is super addicting! I started off being very skeptical about the whole thing. Although I have always had trouble finding a bra that fits, I did not think that I would even attempt to wear a soft cup bra in public. No way! I have always been a foam cup, preferably with some padding, type of girl. Yet, I found most of my ready to wear bras rarely fit me in the cup and the band at the same time, and overall were uncomfortable. Even with those challenges I was still convinced I would never wear a me-made bra. Keep reading “Peach and Gray Set”

Thoughts on Bra Making and Class Review

IMG_9670In line with my No Buying Clothes for a Year commitment I knew there would be a point where I would need to start making my own undergarments. In fact, I have been following amazing bloggers and seamstresses who are making their own lingerie for a while. I’ve watched them come up with beautiful undergarments wondering if I could ever even bring myself to attempt it. In late 2015 I decided this was it and I needed to give it a try. I was committed to trying and I was sure I would fail! Still, my desire to work with beautiful lace and learn the skills was more overpowering that my absolute conviction that I would never wear a bra I made in public. Of course it would be under my clothes and no one would see it, but still… Keep reading “Thoughts on Bra Making and Class Review”