The Bra Makers Tale

Finished bra

The finished bra!

Lots of you will know that I joined the bra making sew along run by lovely Amy at Cloth Habit.  There were great hints and tips and I really enjoyed it. I made my bra from a few bits of silk taffeta left from this skirt.

Silk taffeta skirt and top

Bras don’t use up much fabric and it seemed an ideal chance to use up some very pretty stuff.  Fitting is a bit difficult because there is not much stretch, so I made a toile.

bra toile

I made alterations to the pattern and made another toile – hooray, it fitted.

Close up

All looks great doesn’t it?  Sadly, unlike the toile it doesn’t fit.  When I was sewing the cups I think I sewed two pieces the wrong way round so it’s now a funny shape.  How did I do it?  How did I not notice? Well, I did think it was much harder to put together than the toile but I kept going.  I should have checked….

Failure! Never mind, I enjoyed it and I will definitely try again.

Thank you so much Amy, I have been wanting to do this for ages and your sew along made me get started.  I really will keep trying.