How many cute bras is too many?
Asking for a friend… 😬😅😂
Kristi did it again! Another amazing bra pattern collection with Front and Back editions, and of course, I had to follow tradition and make all of them. 😄
This collection is SO GOOD!
I do have my favorites, but love every single option. They’re all fun to sew and comfortable to wear. I personally call this one the sexy selection.
Right? Every option is so hot!
Usually when I play the mix and match game I take my time to figure out which options pair the best. I go through the tutorial to figure out how to best tackle the sewing and all that jazz. I love it, it’s like solving a puzzle.
But as 2023 is set on making my life miserable and putting obstacles every step of the way, I didn’t manage to do my usually planning.
So… I just winged it and paired them instinctively. The result was mostly great but I did hit a couple of road blocks and had to make some with the regular front/back.
For the official testing I made front view VII and back view XVIII
For this one I used CL and athletic knit.
This view is one of my top favorites. I love the holster look of the side pieces, it’s so cool!
This one is athletic knit and one of the most comfortable ones to wear. After making it I may or may know have worn it for daaaaays and reluctantly threw it in the laundry, only to put it right back on after it was dried. 🤣
Now let’s take a look at the pairings I made.
Here are the common deets:
- Size range 12
- B cup
- All fabrics used are athletic knits.
01 – Front view I + Back view XX
I’m not a ruffles person per se, but do love these options. Especially the XX. It’s so cute!
02 – Front view II + Back view XIII
This pair works perfectly with each other and this model has a very nice compression.
03 – Front view III and Back view XIV
These two were made for each other and this combo is 🔥🔥🔥
04 – Front view IV and Back view XI
Another great combo. I joined the straps at the shoulder seam but next time I’ll add the front straps length to the back pieces and make it as one.
05 – Front view VII and Back view XVI
I love how this one turned out! For this one to work I made the view XVI’s straps a bit wider to match the view VII’s straps width.
06 – Front view VIII and Back view XV
This pair works perfectly together as well. All that is needed is to cut front and back bindings as one piece.
07 – Front view IX and Back view XII
These were also meant to be together, weren’t they?
08 – Front view X and Back view XVII
This one also works perfectly together and I love how it turned out!
Those were the front and back mashes I made, the following ones were made as per pattern, with the regular front /back.
01 – Front view V
The back of this one is grey with a green band, matching the front. , but I somehow forgot to photograph it 🤦🏻♀️ But this works to illustrate it, right? Lol
02 – Front view VI
Absolutely obsessed with this front option. It’s so flattering ! I must say though… if things close to your neck makes you uncomfortable, maybe this one isn’t for you.
03 – Back view XVIII
Just as amazing as the XVIII I posted above 😉
04 – Back view XIX
This one is also so perfectly comfortable. I didn’t want to repeat fronts, but I do plan on pairing this one with the front X.
So, all in all I think I did pretty good with the pairings, even if I failed on making 100% matches , I’m thoroughly happy and in love with all of them. 😊
And if you think sewing 20 options of bra patterns is a lot… this is my third time doing it 😂
If you’d like to check the other ones up…