DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Today’s post features a self-drafted triangle bralette made from a poly floral charmeuse fabric. There were a number of new techniques that I wanted to try out and I kept that in mind while drafting the pattern.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

For one, I had been wanting to make thin spaghetti bra straps. I don’t normally make my own bra straps since I have nice strapping elastics in my stash, but this floral fabric has a fantastic print and I wanted to use as much of it as possible.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Another new technique I had wanted to try was to create an elastic casing for the bra band. What I learned is that it is extremely difficult to make a narrow elastic band with clean finishing! I wanted an itty bitty 1/2″ band and it was impossible to encase the cups in the 1/2″ casing and then turn the braletteΒ right side out. I actually tore the band fabric the first time I attempted to set the band.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Without going into too much detail (because there’s a tutorial forthcoming), I managed to set the band on my second try.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

This is the first iteration of what I think will be a staple triangle bralette style in my closet. I envision that this style will work quite well with silky/satiny fabrics with slight stretch to them.

I also made the elastic too short…will add about 1″ – 1.5″ of elastic to the band when I make the second iteration.

Pattern: Self Drafted
Fabrics & Notion: Tailor Made Shop

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4 Comments

  1. Well, my jaw dropped open again! This bra is spectacularly beautiful. And I cannot WAIT for your tutorial, because this is exactly the type of band I want to try with the triangle bra pattern from Merckwaerdigh. I’m so in love with all of your bralettes! Excellent work.

    1. Aww! Thank you. The tutorial should be up within the next two weeks. Do you have an Instagram account or a Blog? I would love to see your work. πŸ™‚

  2. Love how this turned out and I cant wait for the tutorial. You’re inspiring me to get out my coverstitch machine and sew a triangle bra as well. Sigh… need.more.time.

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