Week 8 Bra a Week Challenge 2022 - Black Beauty Bra

Published on 14 March 2022 at 21:32

It’s another week and another bra!


This week I made the Black Beauty Bra by Emerald Erin for my friend. I am a big fan of this pattern and my pre pregnancy lingerie drawer had many of these. So, it was lovely to use a pattern I was very sewing with and it is such a rewarding make. I choose the strappy option


I don’t make bras for other people often as fitting is a big challenge, but it is something I want to get better at. Ideally, I should measure her myself but that wasn’t possible, so she sent me her measurements and ready to wear (RTW) size. The measurements came in at a 32 D which didn’t look right as her RTW is 32A. I sized up to a 34B and hopefully I got it right, if not, there is always next week!


I used a black lace with green detailing, the pop of green is seasonally appropriate for March! It is stretch lace but I used a rigid non stretch sheer cup lining as the “working fabric”. I love sheer cup lining, it is strong, supportive and yet looks sexy and delicate on its own.  


The bra sewed up beautifully. I took extra care because it is a gift and enclosed all the seams and took care to match all the findings. A tiny bit of extra effort makes such a difference. I think the bras inside is as pretty as the outside! I really hope my friend likes it and that it fits her!


 What I used:

 1. The Black Beauty sewing pattern 

 2. Black stretch lace with green details 

 3. Black sheer cup lining 

 4. Fold Over Elastic

 5. Picot elastic 

 6. Strap Elastic

 7. Underwire 

 8. Underwire casing

 9. Hook and Eye closure 

10. Black powernet

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