All these handmade bras and sewalongs lately had me craving my own version (that's my pinspiration board, above). The lace, the details, the fit! Oh my!
Now, at the risk of sounding like a bit of a hippie (which I may or may not be anyway), I don't really like wearing bras. I have small cups so I don't really need the support, and I hate the feeling of my girls jammed in between underwires and padding. It's downright uncomfortable! However, it seems that society has a preference for the shape of a woman's breasts, and going bra-less to the office would not only be considered vulgar but might also make me feel a little uncomfortable and over-exposed. It's an unfortunate state!
So, one bra at a time, I am embarking on a journey to make my own bra, my way. To do this, I will sew my way through five bras:
- A vintage bra
- A copy of a RTW bra
- A bra pattern from the big 4
- A bra pattern from a smaller pattern company
- And (hopefully) my dream bra using whatever works best from the previous four!
I have experimented with bralettes before, but the goal of this adventure will be to have a comfortable, supportive bra I to wear on the regular. Wish me luck!