It's 2:16 am, June 17th, an important time and date, the exact moment when things finally started going right with the bra project. From the last post, this is the Foundations Revealed self draft bra. The cup has only one dart, the fabric is non stretch. This is version 2 with a narrower bridge piece.
This was the ver. 2 of the Foundations revealed draft, but this is the next adjustment that needs to be made.
The "sprung" allowance needs to be increased. I need the under wire to angle out at the underarm otherwise it is unbearable.
How did I know this adjustment was needed? For starters, version 1 had a pleat forming at the band next to the underwire, it was about 1 1/4". Then I studied a fabulous fitting RTW bra, and found that the underwire was the exact size that I was using in my bras. A closer study of the band revealed that shape above (bottom pattern), which shows the angle at the side seam to be shallower. So I decided to clone the bra.
The unsuspecting original
The clone - perfect fit!!!
An order has been placed for more elastics in colors other than black, so I can start playing with more interesting combinations!!! Can't wait.