I'm on a roll here with my Orange Lingerie Marlborough Bras! I need to replace some old ones and I also am just obsessed with bra making at the moment. I made no alterations as compared to my last very success version of this pattern. This red and black bra is a size 38B with my upper cup alterations for my shallow bust. You can see Version One here, Two & Three here along with the alterations I made and the sizing I worked with.
The red nylon/spandex fabric is a little beefier then I'd normally use for the cup. I actually used the fabric for a pair of running tights last year. My fabrics are both from a clothing manufacturer's warehouse sale I went to last year, so I can't replace this stuff. I ran out of materials to make a pair of matching undies!
My dark red elastics and straps are from a Merckwaerdigh kit. I *WISH* I had gold rings and slider to replace the clear plastic ones that came included on the straps... but these are a wider strap then I usually use and don't have any in my stash. I normally use 1/2" wide strapping. The elastic along the top of the upper cup is actually the same as the underarm elastic... I just carefully trimmed off the picot edge. The black hook & eyes on back along with the underwire casing is from Sew Sassy. I have a number of different underwires in my stash but the ones from Porcelynne in size 38 have been exactly what I need for my wide, shallow bust. I made my own little black bow from a spool of ribbon and then added a vintage button.
I don't have my dress form set up to be my perfect duplicate to model the bras I sew, so here is another modest snapshot of this super adorable bra on a body! It's a really nice, comfy fit. I wish I pulled the elastic tight for the underarm area, it's a wee bit loose, but not a huge issue at all. I didn't line the upper cup. This bra will be really great for less hot weather because it's a bit more substantial then some I wear now. But that red fabric is a technical fabric and feels GREAT against the skin. So much of my technical/running/activewear fabrics are perfect for using in lingerie making. I use all the scraps and bits after sewing crazy running tops and tights.
I should really make a combined list of all the lingerie suppliers I like and/or use. There are several already out there but none list all the places I frequent. The one that I find to be the most comprehensive is from Amy over at Cloth Habit.