Hello refashionistas !!! It has been a LONG time that I have not posted.
I took a workshop on BRA making last week-end and I would like to show you what I made. It is not a refashion but I plan on using the patterns with old t-shirts and lacey clothes to make cuter ones.
Here is the first one we made. It is made of satin and for my small bust, I added a foam padding. We got all the patterns for all sizes and learned how to adjust perfectly, for whatever problem we have:
You can see that the underwire casing is not finished yet and the underwires are not inserted either. This is not a style I would wear but it was the first one to make the adjustments. You can see the foam padding inside the bra. We also put a decorative lace all around the bra but it is also an elastic so it gives better support.
We use the decorative zigzag stitch, which is for lingerie, as I learned...
I really think this looks very impressive for handmade... We were 4 women, all different sizes and we ended up with different but very well fitting bras. And it was a lot of fun !!!
Here is the second one I made. It is sexier and lacier. You will also note that the pattern is different with vertical seams instead of horizontal ones. We actually changed the pattern to fit my chest ! It is very flattering.
I added some lace on the side. You sew the lace on the fabric and then cut the fabric underneath.
Here is a peak at the straps made of lace. As I have a small chest, I did not need a solid strap. We have to have some advantage...
And I also put in some padding:
And the neat thing about this is: we can dye our bras with... jello and kool-aid !!! It makes for some really neat colours !
Sorry if it is not really a refashion but I was so excited to show someone !
So, I'll post the next ones I make from reclaimed fabric.