DIY projects

Strappy Bralette

Hey there.

I’m supposed to be baking and here I am. Its gonna be a long night for me today.

Anyway, I saw this photo and I had to have it 🙂

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Perfect for those backless dresses when you still need support. Not everyone can go commando (bra-wise) lol. So let’s make one shall we?

What you’ll need:

1. An old bra; I used one that had become loose.

2. Scissors; of course.

3. Measuring tape.

4. Needle and thread.

5. Elastic; you can get this from fabric shops; black preferably.

First, you need to cut off the back of the bra; cut where the boning is.

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Then measure your back length; to determine how long you’ll cut the elastic. You’ll need to cut the elastic a few inches/centimeters less so that it holds well. I mean, its elastic :P. Cut three of those.

Measure also how long you want the straps to be; or to be sure, measure existing straps from another bra of yours. You should now have 5 pieces.

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Sew one of the three pieces onto the inside of the part you cut on the bra.

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Sew the other end as well, making sure its straight and not twisted.

Sew all the three pieces and you should have something like this.

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If you want a strapless one, you can stop here 🙂 If not, let’s continue.

Take one of the two strap lengths and place it on top of the three horizontal straps, sewing it onto each strap; and finally at the front as well. Do this for both straps and you should end up with something like this.

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And there you have it.

I couldn’t show you how it looks like worn because I don’t have a backless top or dress; and I’m not about to pose semi-naked here. This calls for shopping, yes? 😀

See you on the next one.

QOTD – If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door – Milton Berle.

 

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