DIY: Strappy Bralette in Pink/Peach/Lilac

July 18, 2015

DIY Strappy Bralette

So recently, I came across this free strappy bralette tutorial and it immediately went on my priority sewing list because I love, love, love strappy bralettes that have a edgy or cool look. I actually made this last Sunday and wore it twice this past week. I’m happy to report that it fits really well and will only need a few small adjustments to achieve the perfect fit.

DIY Strappy Bralette

Changes to the Pattern: The XS cups fit really well on me (size reference: 30AA/30AAA). I made the straps extending from the CF and the side shorter (5.5″ instead of 6″) and added a strap that went around the rib cage in addition to the usual bra band. I think it’s a good style for smaller chests and ladies who like the strappy bra look.

DIY Strappy Bralette

Bra Pattern: Jazz Ro DIY Bralette
Fabric (Self): Blush Floral Lace from Lace Fabrics

Most of the materials used for this bralette are remanent trims/notions/fabrics from my personal stash.


  • Sofía

    July 19, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    That’s gorgeous! I really like strappy bralettes, and love your idea of adding an adicional strap around the ribcage. I’m definitely trying this pattern for my next project. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. tailormadeblog

      July 19, 2015 at 8:38 PM

      Hehe, no problem. I adore strappy bras and the additional strap around the rib cage really brings up the edge factor! Please share yours when you are done!

  • Strappy Bralette in Off-White/Forest Green – Tailor Made Blog

    July 29, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    […] excess fullness and slight gaping at the front neckline when I wear this bralette. The previous iteration fits better, and it may have to do the fact that I did not trim the seam allowance before lining […]

  • Devin

    March 26, 2017 at 6:33 PM

    Did you sew on the rib cage straps separately or is it all one long piece?

    1. tailormadeblog

      March 26, 2017 at 9:08 PM

      It’s attached via the hook and eye. I put the band strap and rib cage strap into the hook and eye, similar to this other bra:

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