Bra-making Class 2, Part 4, By Pauline from Australia



Start

Class 1:

Part 1

Class 2:

Part 1

Class 3:

Part 1

Find Your Size

Using a

Part 2

Fitting

Part 2

Copying one

Part 2

Pattern List

pattern

Part 3

adjustments

Part 3

that fits

Part 3

Supplies

 

Part 4

 

Part 4


 
Part 4

Powernet

 

Part 5

 

Part 5

Examples

Like A Wider Strap?

Here is a bra strap I add to my bras. I like to use it for the larger cup sizes especially. It's very comfortable and easily adjusted to suit personal tastes. Mine is 2.5'' tapering to 1'' finished width - remember to allow seam allowance for elastic - and is 10'' long. If I need to add a little padding in the strap, I insert it in between the outer fabric and the stabilizer or lining, stitching across the strap so it can't slide down. I wouldn't make it too much wider, but you can make it longer. The wide part should go over the top of the shoulder and onto the back piece.

You will need to slightly alter the upper cup pattern where the strap goes - cut it down slightly to take the extra width. The wider part of the strap is sewn to the top of the bra cup. Attach the ring to the narrow end of the strap,fold back end and stitch down. Thread elastic through the ring, which has been attached to the back of the bra, and stitch down. The pictures show the wrong side (at left), then the right side of the strap.

   
Wide Bra Strap - Wrong Side

 



Wide Bra Strap - Right Side

Is the center front "T" piece too small? Go to the next session, Class 2, Part 5!

 



 


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