Making the Bra Pt 3

Where is everyone? I expected a lot of questions on this...

Perhaps I am too wrapped up in this project, but I'm loving it. Remember when I said that I was aiming at this as a leisure bra, yea, well, not anymore.

I made a second  mock up with my sized cups and I was so happy with the outcome! Granted there are still some small things to fix, but so far for a try two this is totally becoming something that is wearable.

Here is what I did.

For this one, I still maintained the seam allowance of 1/2".


I slightly darted the back at the waist a bit more (but not as much as I should have). From here I just followed the instructions for assemblage. 


I did cut down #4, the front about 2" from the top to accommodate the larger cups. That was a grand idea and helped with my fit a lot.

I'm going to have to extend this point of the cup slightly so it's even with the other pieces. Not a big deal.


One thing I noticed is I made the width of the sides too short in relation to the original size. I figured Id make those the elastic sections, so I drafted a pattern from that shape. I think that is going to work out rather well.


I still made it front closing, and on the wearable mock up, which will be the next one I do, I'm going to flat fell the seams and add elastic from a cannibalized shaper I don't wear.


I'm excited and can totally see this being a real live long line bra!

I'll post more tomorrow. I'm finishing up the third try right now!

1 comment:

  1. This is so impressive, and inspiring! You've gotten so much done in just one day. How exciting that it not only fits, but well enough for day wear :) Thanks for sharing your progress--Onda seems like a huge help.

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