Here is my darling daughter, Katie's, art bra she made for this year! And of course she is in this photo too! I am so proud of her for doing this in memory of her friend's mentor who lost her battle with this awful disease. It means such a lot to me I think because she has never shown much interest in stitching of any kind but took the challenge and made this! It has been a great time with the two of us discussing themes (obviously hers was fall), searching the stash and discussing options and techniques. And yesterday was just one more step in this trip as we went to our local thrift store and stripped off one of their mannequins temporarily to dress it in the bra and take photos. We heard some pretty fun comments as people walked by!
I don't think our mannequin was the right size so all the photos have one or us hiding behind and holding the bra closed! More fun since I for one was not built to hide behind a tiny little mannequin! lol
Here is a bit more detail - the side straps are all covered by silk autumn leaves and the top straps are encased in the most gorgeous ribbon. The cups are crazy quilted and feature a piece of handmade embossed velvet.
One more photo of the center detail - you can also see the embossed velvet in this one. Okay, proud momma will put her photos away now and not make you look at any more! lol Guess I better get moving on mine though now!