|Socks filling the cups, tee hee...|
Things I like
- Wow is this band supportive. My posture would be so much better if I always wore a band like this.
- The back is really low. I could wear a damn near backless dresses with this bra.
- I love purple, I find the end result pretty.
- The straps generally stay put and yet are far enough to the side to not show up under my boat neck top.
- Speaking of the straps, another successful venture making sliding straps.
- And my first bra with integrated straps as opposed to just tacking them onto the back.
- Mr. Lina also thinks it's pretty.
- My breasts are staying put in this thing. The top less so because the lace isn't going to hold them down if I jumped, but it's a real shelf underneath.
- Of course that's my own fault for putting 3 layers of fabric in the lower cup - stretch purple satin, purple tricot against my skin and a little powernet. It's the first time I've tried powernet in the cups, I think it's overkill.
- The directions are pretty good. I did keep my Bra Makers Manual around because I've put my own notes in the book about channeling and for once I did that right on the first try. For the most part I followed the directions with the bra and found them good enough.
- The underwire is actually sitting flat against my chest between my breasts
- The shape. It really does lift my breasts up and out, but it's a bit like a shelf and feels a little retro compared to the modern soft cup look. Gertie posted about the fashion of breast shape, and this looks like a lot of the retro images she included rather than the modern tshirt bra.
- The change in shape seriously impacts how this fits under my clothing. My bust is 44" in this bra, other bras are around 43". Some shirts have wrinkles under the arm, they just don't fit the same.
- I had a headache the first couple of days of wearing it, but that seems to be easing as the bra is stretching out a little. This seems in line with Gerties post "Is my girdle making me dumb?"
- Something is funky under the arms, about an inch of the top band is floating away from my body. This is likely my sewing error, maybe stretching something that shouldn't be stretched while sewn or the fabric stretching when I picked out stitches, I'm not sure. It's not really noticeable except that I'm looking for problems.
|Wearing a tank for modesty, but you see the pointed shape.|
- Initially, I was going to say the band was too tight. I really felt the headaches were due to oxygen being cut off, but I can tell it's relaxed in the week I've had it. Wearing it on alternating days or shorter periods of time was a good call. I'm still wearing it on the loosest setting but the headaches aren't so noticable.
- I seem to have not caught the stitches well under one of the underwire. Elastic is stitched once on the right side of the fabric then turned under. It is key to go close to the picot edge so that you only see the little pretty detail of the edge when it's flipped under. I guess in focusing on the elastic, I didn't look closely at the fabric and it's frayed and pulled through. I have put some fray check on it, and zig zagged a little there. Really, who is looking at my bra that closely?
|Nice match on the thread, eh?|