Sunday, December 11, 2016

Well hello there!

What's up my friends. I know it's been a while, but I promise you that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. After the contest, I took a 2 week, 2 month break. I really didn't realize how that contest consumed my life. It was nice to come home from work and just. do. nothing. I didn't feel the pressure anymore and that's nice.

After my 2 month break, I started project planning. That's something that I've never done before. I purchased a mini binder and started putting my swatches in there, along with what patterns I want to use. So far, I've made only 1 item that I have planned, and this blog post is not about that item (LOL). More on that item in the next few days. I've missed blogging and I knew that I needed to put something out here.

So here's what I have been up to:

Bra making......*sigh* I'm totally addicted. I dabbled into the bra making world earlier this year, but I am knee deep into it now. I LOVE IT!

Meet my new first love:

 This beauty is Madalynne's Simplicity 8229 underwire bra and panty set. I purchased a kit from Tailor Made Shop a few weeks ago and got to sewing. The instructions are wonderful, especially for someone new to bra making. According to the measurements, I needed to sew a 34B, however, I wear a 36-38 B in RTW, so I started at 36B. I did make a muslin and realized that I needed to take a 1/2 inch wedge out of the side cup and I needed a little bit bigger band. So ultimately, I went for a 38B and it's quite comfy!
The stretch lace was very easy to work with. I lined it with bra tulle, which I had on hand (sorry I can't remember where I purchased it). The kit really has everything you need to make 1 bra, but because I am so small busted, I was able to get 1 bra, 1 panty and I still have quite a bit of lace left over. (Not sure how that happened, but ok).
I used powernet for the back band.

I was so excited about the bra that I almost forgot to make a matching panty. The panties were pretty straightforward, though, not as fun or exciting as the bra. I followed the measurement chart on the pattern and sewed a size Medium. Sadly, they are way too big. The next time I will sew an extra small. If you plan to make the panties, just a word of caution; these are very high waisted. Next time I will shave off 2 inches from the top. I felt like a grandma in these (not sexy at all!).

 All in all I would say that this is  definitely a TNT pattern for me. I see many more bras in my very near future. Maybe next time I will even take some modeled shots for ya!

In other news, I have been invited to participate in a blog tour. Super exciting, right? Elizabeth, from Elizabeth Made This, is hosting a day to night sew along/blog tour. The idea is to sew an everyday day dress and also sew a sleek, sexy little black evening dress. I love black dresses. Anyways, she has asked me and a few other bloggers to join in so stay tuned to my blog post coming up in January.

I encourage all of you to visit her page for more details about the tour and sew along. She has some really great prizes lined up!

I know this post is short and sweet but I didn't want you all to think I have neglected you. I promise that the next post won't be so long away.

Until next time

1 comment :

  1. What a pretty set! Your construction looks great. I've only dabbled with bramaking...babies kind of make things a little unstable. :) I think I'll eventually end up working on it--my ribcage is so small (size 30 band), it's hard to find good bras, and the ones I find I end up taking in the bands often. I'll have to check out this pattern--it's really pretty!


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