Once I started making bras again last week I now can't stop... and I have more in the works! I made another Kwik Sew 3300 bra here. I should count how many I've sewn up since I started lingerie sewing a couple years ago. I did need a solid black, not foam-lined bra in my wardrobe, I've nearly worn out the last black bra I sewed up with this pattern.
You may recognize the polka dot nylon/spandex knit from the freakishly adorable top I made for my niece last year, the nylon lace from the bodice of the reversible LBD I made for the Fabricista Fashion Challenge and the black nylon/spandex fabric from both my Papercut Ooh La Leggings AND the contrast on the rainbow zebra Fehr Trade Duatholon Capris. I'm a thrifty girl. I even saved the scraps of the scraps.
I made the lil' red bow on front. I have a handful of colors of narrow ribbons I picked up from a big box craft store... yards and yards on one spool and they were 3/$1 on sale.
I made the same size as my last set of these bras, a 36A but just lengthened the band to a 38... making it a 38AA really. I'm pretty broad around the back and chest but I have a pretty small bust. My blue mannequin is a flat chested lady and can't quite fill out the shallow bra cups, so they look rippled and wrinkly-- I've been meaning to size her up correctly to match me but I'm too lazy right now.
Right now Amy of Cloth Habit is doing a fantastic series for making foam cup bras... I'm dying to make one of those up (she even has a really nice list of places to buy bra/lingerie making supplies, too.) I also need a racerback bra for a number of summer tops and dresses, so you may see one pop up on my blog soon.
My supplies for this bra came from:
A local warehouse sale from a clothing manufacturer: Non-Stretch black lace
Fabric Fairy: Polka dot fabric (technically it's swimwear material)
Sew Sassy: rings, sliders, elastics, back closures, underwire chanelling
One more lining shot here... polka dots are too much fun to keep secret.