Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I did it! I did it! I said that I would do it and, in fact, I did!

In time, Carrie Bradshaw's lingerie drawer will have nothing on mine...

Never in a million years did I ever think I would be making a bra. It was an absolute BLAST.
In my Academy Award speech, I must thank my PR sewing buddies Pauline (Pdiddly) and Sigrid. Sigrid lives in The Netherlands. Pauline is from the UK and we "met" on Pattern Review when we followed each others blogs. She travels to Houston from time to time for business and when she was here last we met at High Fashion Fabrics, in person this time, and I was happy to  introduce her to our fabulous fabric store. Pauline turned me on to Sigrid's blog and told me about the gorgeous bras she makes. I contacted Sigrid and her great info, emails, blog  and encouragement got me started in bra-making and the rest... as we say in Texas... is fixin' to be history!

Now, the bra that I made is totally basic and NO frills (and fits like a kid glove!!) but I believe the beauty of bra-making is going to be that...


are going to be just as easy as BASIC!!

I mean, how many things can you do to a bra besides change the color, laces and cup style?

But, oooh, la, la!!!  Those changes are the fun part!

Those of you who know me know that I tend to do things over and over and over. Ergo...lingerie drawer...get ready!! (matching lace thongs are next on the agenda...)

For more construction details see my Pattern Review post.

I can't wait to start getting creative with bra-making! Anyone up for a sewing bra-along?? I'll get you started!


  1. Wow, i think about doing this but you did it. Bravo!

  2. Great result, a fitting bra first time around. That is really, really good. And yes, now the fun part can start with all the different colors, laces etc. Bra making is addictive and I hear this addiction starting with you too.

  3. PS: thank you for the nice words!

  4. Ditto to Sigrids comments thanks for your kind words - but I AM GUTTED you managed to get your's done first sulk sulk............. As soon as I finish my Chanel jacket it's next on my list, but off on a sewing weekend first. Great first attempt and I am so glad that you got all the help from the wonderful Sigrid.

  5. Ummmmm......... how did I miss this????? To me, this is quite the accomplishment! I cannot fathom making a bra, but why not?! The last ones I bought were so expensive and though they are lovely French bras, they are nothing frilly or special.
    Congratulations on a job well done. I have a feeling there will be lots more!


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