Magic from your Sewing Machine
I often issue a ‘ready-to-wear” challenge to the students in my professional bra-making classes. The assignment is to duplicate the look and styling of a ready-to-wear bra. Marsha Barr of Bra-voh Custom Bras was recently inspired by this RTW Freya Arabella Bra. I adore the look of this bra! Can you tell which bra is the original and which is the copy? To make this bra, we had to make some magic. You can too. You can make magic from your sewing machine!
The bottom one is the copy and the top one the original. But this challenge wasn’t as easy as it may appear. That fabulous fabric in the upper cup is not available to us – it is exclusive to Freya in the U.K.So how did she do it? Marsha had to make the fabric…yes, MAKE the fabric on her sewing machine! Follow along so you will learn to do this magic from your sewing machine yourself.
Draw stitching guidelines directly on the Ultra Solvy. Find the stitches you want to use on the fabric and test the stitching to make sure they look good together and that they stand out on the fabric. I have to admit, this sampling is the fun part!
Complete the bra as usual. Marsha even used pink elastics to mimic the ones used on the original bra. She used the Stretch Crochet Neckline trim on the straps as well as the top and bottom edges of the band.