Bralette. I just love them. They are so comfortable and so beautiful. My grandmother bought one for me a long time ago so that I could wear it when I would grow, but I only started to wear it since last year. I never thought that bralette will become again such an important piece in our underwear. They are so loose just perfect for summer days. I never tried to make a bra, but always is a pleasure to try new things. Because of that I wanted to make a step by step tutorial on how to make a lace bra for you to try.
Trust me it is so easy to create your own bralette!
We will need an A 4 sheet of paper to make a pattern for the cups. We will make 2 of them just like in the picture. To be as precise as possible we can use a bra of our own and measure it. After you sketch on the paper you cut along the lines and stick them to the lace.
We cut the lace along the pattern. In total we will need 4 pieces to create the 2 cups. It is crucial to make them as equal as possible.
We will turn them inside out, merge and stick them with pins.
We will sew at the sewing machine leaving a small gap for a correct procedure.
After that we will take the thicker elastic and measure the bust. Try to tighten the elastic and after that cut it.
We will take the other lace and stick it to the elastic using pins on the front side. You do the same thing with the cups. Don’t forget to put the 2 cups at the middle of the elastic!
Sew along the elastic and lace with a 1 cm seam from the edge of the elastic.
Next we have to sew the clapping device in the back. Be careful not to put it backwards. If it is to difficult to this with a sewing machine you can try sewing it manually.
After that you try it on your own. You stick the 2 braces with pins and measure how long they will have to be. For this design I added 2 new braces from the front.
And we are done!
Doing your first one will be the hardest. Get a friend and try to make it together. Probably you will want to create more and more.