DIY: Strappy Bralette in Off-White/Forest Green

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As I make more and more bras for myself, I’m starting to see that I prefer bralettes to underwire bras. I used to think that my ideal bra is a no-fuss black T-shirt bra with a partial band design. I’ve since come to realize that I don’t fit a standard underwire size and I don’t really need the support that underwires provide. Instead, I’ve started indulging in sewing strappy bralette designs. This is another go at Jazz Ro’s free bralette pattern (found here).

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So this iteration actually looks way better on the dress form than it does on me. There’s 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 up the edges of the cups with the scallop edge of the lace so the finished cups are slightly bigger than the previous version’s.

Changes to the Next Iteration: Pinch out the front neckline slightly to prevent gaping. Reduce fullness of princess seams slightly.

Details
Bra Pattern: Jazz Ro DIY Bralette
Fabric (Self): White & Silver Stretch Lace from Tailor Made Shop

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

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DIY: Strappy Bralette in Pink/Peach/Lilac

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.

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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

Details
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.

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