As you get ready to make your Esplanade bra, I thought it would be fun share some design ideas to share some of the styles you can make using this sewing pattern. Above are some of my favorite strapless and long line bras. Let’s take a closer look!
Staring in the upper left hand corner is an amazing set from Carine Gilson. I am a HUGE fan of her work and this appliqué lace over silk is just one example of why. The craftsmanship from her atelier in Belgium is impeccable and the lace placement is just perfect. This bra is a great example of how lace appliqué can elevate what would otherwise be just a solid color bra.
Continuing around clockwise, the next bra is the Lucy bra from Lascivious Lingerie. I like the all-over white lace on top of a rosy beige base. Since the lace was treated like fabric, featuring no scallop edges, it would be an especially easy fabrication to use for the Esplanade bra. Another plus is that foam is readily available in light beige and white lace and white findings are easy to come by. Also, that bow!
Next, in the lower right hand corner, is the Petunia bra from Else. I love the mixed lace combination and the wide elastic at the base. I think the longer line of the Esplanade will take a mixed lace combination like this to the next level!
Finally, the Dita Von Teese Parisienne bra. This bra has several ideas that all manage to work well together. There is the echo stitching on the cups and bridge, the mix of laces, even the V cutout on the bridge. So many ideas in this one! Use one or all of them for your Esplanade. I really want to experiment with echo stitching.
Want more Esplanade bra inspiration? Check out my new Pinterest board!