This is my first attempt to sew a sports bra. I butchered my old Shock Absorber Multi Sports 30FF and copied the pattern and this is what I came up with. I think I did pretty good! The bra fits like my old Shock Absorber.
The original SA bra interior was made of thicker fabric, I think duoplex. I used polyesther charmeuse which has similar stretch (quite minimal one way stretch) but is much thinner. Thet´s why my bra isn´t as sturdy. I also think my underband elastic isn´t very firm (plus I hacked it from a previously used bra ... I just wanted to test the pattern as quickly as possible https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> ) so I see the bra band stretching pretty fast. I think that with duoplex and better underband elastic it will be as good as a RTW Ahock Absorber https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" /> This one is good for yoga and also for lounging.
This is my first attempt at making a bra myself, and as such, isn't quite perfect.
It's a 3-part balcony cup, and the bra has fabric straps & 6 rows with 3 columns of hooks (the perks of making it myself). The bra cups are made from bonded cotton & simplex for extra support (the thickness seems to be half-way between a very light padded cup & most fabric cups), and the back is made from 2 layers of tricot powernet.
The bra was made from a pattern which was customised for my measurements, but I think that I may have grown since it was drawn up, as the cups ...seem to be a little small.
I'm really happy with having hooks all the way up the back of my bra. It makes the band extra supportive, and you don't have to worry about it flipping up unlike longlines, as the band has the wires to stabilise it.
I don't know how much wear I'll actually get from this, but I feel like I've learnt a lot & can hopefully create a better bra when I attempt to sew another one in the future. Read more 82 more words
A total departure from nice cute shaping bras. Elastic allover woven sort of contraption that I love to hate.
Sizing ? Whatever's on the multi-pack, namely one size splashes most. Letters and numbers seem meaningless as long as you can get into and disrobe without dislocating a shouder or two. No brainer. Just pick whatever's left in the gondola.
Once inside ? Quite comfy indeed. And no boobs. Gone, anihilated. I can feel them bounce. But they're gone. Ghost boobs?
Pretty claustrophobic until "girls" accept their fate and pushed-in nipples learn not to complain. If it were black, it could well be sold in specialized shops as evil disciplinarian device.
So what's ...the deal, why do I keep buying them in "2 bucks" stores? Simple. They render my boobs almost invisible. No kidding, a shirt that fits pretty loose while wearing one of those will pop seems if I were in a proper projection model.
Easy to handwash, quickly dry, redy to eraze boobs when given the occasion. The secret service boobs best friend.
But, hey, it's a bra, so I dare to entertain you with https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" /> Read more 79 more words
A good quality bra, but it has seen much love. Very nice lace on the three-piece cups, but the lace is showing some wear. The bra is padded, and has non-removable cookies. The fit is good. The wires are a little narrower than I like, with a small amount of ride-up on the outside of my breast tissue, but not enough to cause discomfort. I wish the strap had more than one hook, but I am surprised it still seems to support the cups. The straps are convertible to a halter bra.
Firstly, I love the combination of teal fabric under black lace! Ive seen similar bra few days ago on bratabse and was so jealous ! Secondly, I am not a fan of longlines - so far only claudette and fortnight are acceptable for me to wear them, and this is the next one. It has 4x4 hooks&eyes. The band is too loose on me on the first set but good when used on the tightest set - perfect! It is unfortunately bit too ...high, but as a lounge bra should be okay. Wires are great, narrow - 13cm, soft - hardly can feel them when the bra is on. Cups, they could be a little deeper, i have little quadboobing on the bigger side, on the smaller theres tiny bit of gapping near the gore, but using pad cause quadboobs, so its good as it is. There are pockets like in EM CHP on the side to slide the cookies, but also as can be seen on pics, the fabrin between pockets and cups has space so in case if you need more OO you can put another pads https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":D" /> Straps are little to wide, but doesnt make me to feel discomfort. Straps are convertible. Theyre also thick - and I love thick straps
Gosh, thats so lovely bra, also seems like quality is not bad at all! would love it in 70F possibly
I am adding this bra for data/informational purposes only. This Bra is not owned by me at the time of addition to the database.
The band measured 21.75” to a max of 37” with 2 hooks and 3 rows of eye loops.
Cup Depth as measured by: 1 Hovering the cup between the knees, then placing the tape measure into the cups without any resistance. This measurement is: 10.75”
2 Placing the cup over the knee and stretching it similar to what a breast would, to the maximum resistance. This measurement is: 12.5”
I feel these two figures give you a general idea of ...the minimum and maximum depth that the cup can accommodate, just like the flat and stretched band measurements do with bands. Since Bratabase only has one cup field, I enter the larger of the two, as it’s this larger number that determines if a cup is going to fit me or not since I am on the max end of the cup scale, but do realize that some may need the lower number to determine fit for their needs, so I will always include both figures in the reviews for full disclosure.