I do know that eventually, with the right adjustments, I would have gotten a good fit but what's the point of making 100 changes when you can use another method and have a good fit with much less effort and wasted materials?
Since here in the Netherlands, if you want a degree in bra making you have to first have one in lingerie (at least with the system my teacher uses), I got a book that includes everything! And by lingerie I mean bodies, nightgowns, robes, pajamas, camisoles, slips, e.t.c.,e.t.c. The book is of course in Dutch and it's called "Patroontekenboek Dameskleding en lingerie" and it's from Danckaerts (Sorry non-Dutch speakers 😏!). What's also very nice about this book is that it also includes clothing, so it basically has everything!
To be honest, I don't expect to become an expert bra maker with this book but that's ok, I get to learn lots of other things and techniques and in the process also learn how to draft my own clothing! Fortunately there are a few good English language bra drafting books that I can also use! I'm already planning on ordering Beverly Johnson's books anyway!😋
Ok, enough about all that for now, you're probably here to see this beauty:
What do you do after being disappointed a bunch of times and just want something pretty? Yes, another Maya!😋 I've tried other patterns, most of them just didn't do it for me, the Maya is just my favorite so far, so I keep making them!
I have changed nothing to my pattern since these 2 ,no reason to touch my pattern anymore since it's perfect!
I used this beautiful lace that I bought a while ago from Amsterdam, white background with yellow flowers and green leaves.
I used my 6mm (yes, 6mm!) beige foam padding and covered it with the lace. For the frame I used beige 2-way stretch polyester lycra which I doubled for the back wings. My cradle was lined with rigid tulle. And of course a bit more lace on the bridge for some extra cuteness!💛
The fit is, as expected, perfect!💚 I'm very happy with it but I think I have enough Mayas now for a while 😋!