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Sunday, 31 July 2016

How to Measure for your Bras

To be able to order a custom made bra from us, we will need two measurements. Before you measure there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Measure without a bra, or if you have larger breasts, with a bra on that has little or no padding.
  • Don't pull the tape too tightly. It should lay flat against your skin but not dig in anywhere. 
  • If in doubt, have someone help you, but it is possible to measure yourself accurately with a bit of practice. 

The two measurements we need are as follows:

  1. Your Full Bust: This measurement is taken around the fullest part of your bust. Not necessarily around your nipples, but around the biggest part of your boobies. Make sure the tape is laying flat and doesn't twist, and also make sure that it is sitting pretty straight across your back and doesn't arch up or sag down. If you have larger boobies like me, your breasts may drop down when you do not have a bra on (thanks breastfeeding and gravity!), so it's an idea toperhaps wear a bra when measuring to keep your boobs supported to be able to measure the fullest part easier (just make sure the bra has little or no padding), or if you can rope somebody in to helping you measure, simply lifts your arms up when measuring which will lift your breasts.
  2. Your Band: This is where your bra band sits. Simple. It's underneath your boobs, on your rib cage. If your boobs fall down over this area when you are bra-less, just slip the tape underneath your ladies to make sure you are only measuring your band area and not getting any breast tissue in the way by mistake. If someone is helping you here, lift your arms up while they measure to make it a bit easier.


Saturday, 30 July 2016

Nursing bra giveaway - #DemandMoreFromYourNursingBra

Hello everyone!

So in light of our Lucky Muthah collection which will be available to pre-order from Monday 1st August, we are organising a little giveaway

The aim of the #DemandMoreFromYourNursingBraCampaign is to get us Mums to talk about what we dislike about our usual nursing bras and to empower each other to share a Brelfie (a Breastfeeding Selfie!).  Why are most nursing bras beige? Why are they bland? Why can't they be modern and fashionable? Why should breastfeeding Mums put up with rubbish, ugly bras?

Now I'm not one for flashing my underwear (usually), but it's inevitable that when we feed our babies, part of our bra is on show. I don't know about you, but I've never been very good at being discreet. I was fed up of feeling embarrassed for a) Feeding my baby in public, and also b) for having to tug at my awfully bland nursing bra to free my engorged boob, giving the entire coffee shop an eyefall of my gross bra and sending milk squirting the neighboring table.

Luckily, I got over the public-feeding embarrassment pretty quickly, but the gross bra just wouldn't do. So I set about designing a nursing bra that was actually cool. Something I didn't mind showing off a bit and not giving a hoot if some (or all) of it was on show.

You can be in with a chance of winning your choice of nursing bras from the new collection. To enter the giveaway is simple - Follow us over on Instagram (@luckysewandsew), and share your Brelfie, telling what it is you dislike about your usual nursing bras. Make sure you tag us in your photo and you use the hashtag #DemandMoreFromYourNursingBra. Meet other breastfeeding Mums, bond over your mutual hatred of gross nursing bras and spread the Luck - One of you will be picked at random on the 1st September and will win the Lucky Muthah Nursing Bra of your choice!


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