Boob Camp May 2014 was over yesterday, and while I wander around looking at empty spaces where these wonderful ladies worked so industriously last week, I know they have all gone home with some great new bras, plus all the knowledge they learned while they were with us for the 5 days. However, our Digital Fashion Show will serve as a memory of those wonderful students and what they sewed up while they were here!
Here are some of the bras they made, some modeled on a mannequin because not everyone wants to be photographed in their underwear! (I can’t imagine why!)
Once that first bra is out of the way, and we have perfected the fit, the second bra is usually a butterfly lace bra. You can see how it gets its name.
And here is one using a Gothic arch in the bottom centre of the bra bridge. You can also see a fabric layer running under the lace on the upper cup. The demi fabric is great for women who don’t want a completely open lace upper cup. (This was Marsha’s idea – just too clever, our Marsha!)
A Shelley with white lace and purple duoplex
OK, now this combination is just crazy gorgeous!
Here is the partial band again but with red piping edges and a print instead of lace on the upper cup.
This one uses more of the new lace, and also the demi- liner behind it. That’s a good name for it…demi-liner. The top edge of the lace still shows skin behind it, but the liner makes the bra a little more modest.
Here’s another with the demi-liner
Of course, the strap extensions match the back of the bra, made from the same tiger stretch lace.
The back of the Classic bra was re-drafted a designer back, with the back split in two to use the lace edge. This particular back has wide set straps that hug the arm. Because the back is taller than a regular bra band near the side seam, it does not fall off the shoulders. It would be perfect for a low backed top.