There’s a little something I’ve had tucked away for a special treat. Now that my wonderful, but also stressful conference is done and I’ve been eliminated from the Super Online Sewing Match, I think now is the time to pull it out!
It seems like everyone in the sewing blogosphere has already rehashed their reasons for giving bramaking a try ad nauseum, and my reasons aren’t much different. I finally got around to figuring out my proper bra size last fall, and once I learned how pricey my size is–not to mention how difficult to find in brick-and-mortar stores–making my own bras suddenly became a much more attractive idea.
I’ve decided to start with the Watson bra for a few reasons. I’m feeling a bit nervous about getting a good fit on handmade bras given my full on the bottom shape, and I hope that a soft bra style might be a little easier to fit than a structured underwire. This is a little silly, but I also have some airplane travel coming up, and I live in fear of getting patted down by TSA agents. I have a cheapy non-underwire bra that I wear when flying, and I absolutely hate it! I love the longline style of the Watson, and I’m hoping it offers enough support for me, at least when I’m just hanging out at home or sitting in an airport.
For a little more hand holding, I’m going to begin with this milliskin kit from Grey’s Fabrics, purchased during a sale last winter. I also purchased some fabric and trims for a second bra in pink last time I was in Minnesota, so hopefully it won’t take much more sourcing to get what I need for a second bra.
Since it’s Lingerie Sewing Month for the Sewcialists, I bet there are other first-timers out there. Anyone else finally jumping into bramaking this month?