Geplaatst op 141 Reacties

How to sew a bra cup | Making my own wedding dress pt. 1

Sew a bra - banner

How to sew bra cups | Making my own wedding dress



How to sew bra cups | Making my own wedding dress

This is actually still a secret, but since none of my friends or family will probably read this any time soon I’m cool with telling you guys (the invisible internet people): I’m getting married next year! I’m saying it like it was a surpise, but my boyfriend and I have both known from each other we’d like to get married some day for a long time. Now that I have a job, we can actually pay for the wedding we want. (In about a year, that is.)

So with wedding plans come wedding projets. And the most important thing for many girls at their wedding is the dress. Will it be princess-like? Or more bohemian? (I’m still not sure what that even means.) Or will you go for the dress-pants suit like this one from Chanel? Whether you’re going for big puffy sleeves or no sleeves at all, choices will have to be made. And I want to make alllll the choices. (I’m actually really bad at making choices, but I’m also too picky to just buy a dress from the store.) So I decided to make my own wedding dress.

Choices will have to be made

I’ve never sewn a piece of clothing before that has to be worn at something so… official. Or even something I’d wear to work. I’ve only made costumes and tiny clothes for dolls. So this is a big project for me. Thank god I’ve got a full year to work on it.

After Pinteresting for a few weeks to see what I’d like to wear when I’m saying the “I do” (or just “Ja” as we like to say in dutch), I decided to just pick a dress bodice style first. I tend to change my mind a lot, so this would keep the options open a bit. I really like the sweetheart neckline style, but I want to be able to dance a bit (and maybe jump on a bouncing castle?) at my wedding so I do like straps on the bodice.

I bought this pattern from Etsy (Strapless top from craftyalexshop), because I thought: It’s my wedding so I can spend some money to make things easier for a change. Right?

Most patterns need some altering after trying them for the first time (or at least in my experience) and this one was no different. I’ll talk about the bodice shape in another post, I’m just going to skip to the bra cups now. Because I soon noticed that the fabric I’d bought for my dress (a cotton viscose blend) would be too thin for this style. The old sheet I used with the same fabric texture looked a bit sad and saggy on my duct tape mannequin. So I decided I’d add some structure to it with corset boning and sewn in bra cups.

At the moment I’ve only made a try-out version of the finished (but conceptual) cup into the bodice mockup, but I can already see this is probably a good solution for the sagginess. Am I a fortuneteller? Maybe. (But probably not, as you’ll soon see.) I’ll talk about the boning in another post in the future, once I’ve figured that one out.

Back to the bra.

Not wanting to spend a lot of money on ready made bra cups just to – probably – screw up the first few times, I decided on making my own bra cups to practise with. I made them with regular craft foam, just a few millimetres thickness. Since they’ll eventually be sewn into the bodice behind the lining, it doesn’t really matter that the craft foam gets quite sweaty after wearing it against your body for a while. If you’re planning on wearing the bra cups directly against your body (like many sewn-in bra cups for wedding dresses) you might want to go for a more skin-friendly kind of foam. Or just buy the pre-made ones. (But that’s probably not why you’re here.)

The project

To make bra cups you’ll need about an A4 size sheet of craft foam. Go for a pack of 10 or something, so you can make a few and adjust the pattern along the way. Craft foam usually isn’t that expensive. Other than that you’ll need some scissors, duct tape, a bra that fits you well, a pen, some pins and a pen or marker to trace your patterns with.

Supplies and tools

  • Craft foam
  • Well-fitted bra to trace
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape
  • Pins
  • Pen or marker

To make bra cups you’ll need about an A4 size sheet of craft foam. Go for a pack of 10 or something, so you can make a few and adjust the pattern along the way. Craft foam usually isn’t that expensive. Other than that you’ll need some scissors, duct tape, a bra that fits you well, some pins and a pen or marker to trace your patterns with.

Place duct tape on the bra to make a mould.

Step 1: A duct taped bra

Take your well-fitting bra and place it somewhere you can easily tape some duct tape on it, without the garment losing its shape. I put mine on the duct tape mannequin I made for this wedding dress project. Then figure out what shape you want the cups to be and start taping. I placed some pins on the bra as a guide for the shape. Make sure the cup is fully covered in tape.



Sew a bra - step 2: Drawing the pattern

Step 2: Drawing the pattern

Doesn’t this look kinky? I’m sure duct taped bras will some day be a thing.

Once you’ve fully covered the entire pad, you can draw the pattern shapes on it. I took some inspiration from existing bra patterns and went for this layout: A thinner longer piece for the top part and the bottom of the cup split in two: the inner part slightly smaller than the outer part.



Sew a bra step 3: Peel

Step 3: Peeling

Now you can peel the duct tape mould off the bra. Make sure the tape overlaps enough to hold all the pieces together. It’s kinda sticky, so try not to get it to stick together, because it’s a pain to un-stick again. (It’s also really annoying to get your hair stuck to it. Just a little warning if you were thinking about using it as a hat.)



Cut the pieces out and place them on a piece of paper.

Step 4: Cutting and sticking

Then peel the duct tape mould off and cut along the lines you’ve just drawn. It’s easiest to start with the outlines of the cup, so the alignment of the seperate pieces is more precise. It’ll fit better when you’re sewing them back together eventually.
Then stick the pieces to a piece of paper, so it’s easier to work with. You’ll end up with something like in the picture. The duct tape probably won’t lie completely flat, but that’s okay. Try to get them to lay as flat as possible.

Sew a bra step 5: Cut and arrange

Step 5: Cutting and placing

Once all this stickyness is out of the way, you can cut out the pieces again. I took a picture of the arranged pieces as a reference for when I’d need to sew the foam pieces together. This isn’t a neccesary step but it does make things easier. (You can also trace the arranged pieces on some paper or mark them on the back. I was taking pictures for this post anyway so I used the pic on the left as a reference.)



Sew a bra part 6: Tracing the pattern

Step 6: Trace

Next up: Tracing the design. Take the foam I talked about in the supplies-section and trace the three pattern pieces onto the foam. No need for seam allowance, you’ll see why.



Sew a bra step 7: Sew

Step 7: Sew

Time to sew! I’m sure it can be done with a regular needle and thread, old school, by hand. But using a sewing machine is just a lot easier in this case. Using a satin stitch (basically a zigzag stitch very close together) press the sides of the foam together and sew on top of it. You may need to push a little to feed the foam through the machine; mine had a little trouble getting grip on the material. I started with sewing the two bottom pieces to the upper piece and then I sewed the two bottom pieces together.



Sew a bra step 7 part 2: Machine settings

These are the settings I used with my machine. I practised a bit on a piece of scrap foam first, to see which settings gave the best results. The stitches need to be quite wide and very close together, but not too close as the foam may rip when too many needle punches are very close together.



Sew a bra step 7 part 3: Stiches

Here’s an example of the stitches I used: Close but not too close. And red, because I am a lazy person that can’t be bothered with changing thread in between projects.

(You may have noticed the foam is suddenly yellow here. That’s because this is a picture of an earlier version. Again: too lazy to take new pics.)

Sew a bra step 8: Fit

Step 8: Fit

Yay, almost done! You’ve now got your very own DIY foam bra cup. Time to fit!
Place the cup onto the boob you’re making it for. (Ask permission first if it’s not your own boob. I trust your relationship with your own boobs is good enough to proceed without asking for further consent.) If everything went right, you now have a finished cup!

If it doesn’t fit right just yet, try and see what’s causing the problem. Maybe you can trim the edges a bit, or shape the foam some more with your hands (use heat to make the foam more moldable, but be wary of pushing too much, the shape may get wonky if you do). If it still doesn’t fit, you probably need to make some adjustments to your pattern. I had to do so too and I took pictures of the process. So I might make a follow-up tutorial for anyone who’s interested 😀



Sew a bra part 9: Pin

Step 9: Pin

If you’re using this to give shape or support to a bodice or dress, you can now check if it fits to your garment. I pinned the cup to the bodice mockup with the sweetheart (I keep typing “sweatheart”…) neckline to check if the shape was right. And it is!



Sew a bra step 10: Fit again

Step 10: Fit again

Now try the cup on again, but with the bodice. If you’re fitting it to your body, be careful of the pins. Maybe tape them first before trying it on. Here I put on the cup on the left side, the right side is the bodice without the cup, looking rather sad.



Sew a bra step 10 part 2: Fitting again

Ready?

If it all fits well, you’re done! For now at least. You can make the other cup by using the same pattern, but mirrored. Just flip the pieces over. Then you’ll need to sew the cups into the garment eventually. But I’m not at that point yet.

How you’re going attach the cups is completely dependent on your garment and your wishes. You can put the cups inside between the lining and the front fabric, or you can attach them to the lining so they’re directly against your skin. I think I’ll go for the inside the bodice technique, since it works better with this foam. (Like I said before: craft foam isn’t really nice to wear against your skin for a longer period of time.)

Well thanks for sticking around and reading this very long tutorial! Or if you’ve just skipped to the end and just looked at the pictures: that’s cool too. (I actually do that a lot.)

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments. I’ll try to help you out!



141 gedachten over “How to sew a bra cup | Making my own wedding dress pt. 1

  1. i have no gay friends cuz everyone sees me as a potential dating partner https://speedgaydate.com/

  2. https://buymetformin.best/# online drugstore metformin

  3. cheap lipitor lipitor lowest price
    https://buytadalafil.men/# tadalafil – generic
    [url=https://buytadalafil.men/#]tadalafil 22 mg[/url] pharmacy online tadalafil

  4. https://buylipitor.store/# buy generic lipitor canada

  5. neurontin cost in canada neurontin 600 mg coupon

  6. buy ed pills top ed drugs
    https://cipro.best/# buy ciprofloxacin over the counter
    [url=https://diflucan.icu/#]buy diflucan pill[/url] over the counter diflucan 150

  7. neurontin 300 medication neurontin
    https://cipro.best/# cipro
    [url=https://diflucan.icu/#]diflucan 100 mg tablet[/url] diflucan capsules 100mg

  8. ciprofloxacin over the counter antibiotics cipro

  9. top ed pills top rated ed pills
    https://cipro.best/# ciprofloxacin generic price
    [url=https://withoutprescription.store/#]tadalafil without a doctor’s prescription[/url] buy prescription drugs from canada cheap

  10. canadian online drugstore prescription drugs canada buy online
    https://withoutprescription.store/# canadian online drugstore
    [url=https://cipro.best/#]ciprofloxacin 500 mg tablet price[/url] buy cipro cheap

  11. buy sumatriptan 50mg generic – purchase imitrex online order sumatriptan 25mg sale

  12. ed meds online without doctor prescription canadian drug pharmacy

  13. online diflucan diflucan otc where to buy
    https://cipro.best/# ciprofloxacin order online
    [url=https://withoutprescription.store/#]prescription drugs online without[/url] buy prescription drugs from india

  14. neurontin 400 mg price neurontin 1000 mg

  15. ondansetron 8mg oral – generic zofran valacyclovir 1000mg uk

  16. where can i purchase diflucan over the counter where can i get diflucan
    https://erectionpills.best/# best ed medications
    [url=https://diflucan.icu/#]diflucan tablets buy online no script[/url] diflucan price in india

  17. ciprofloxacin generic price buy ciprofloxacin

  18. propecia 1mg pill – buy generic ciprofloxacin 1000mg order ciprofloxacin

  19. doxycycline for sale cheap doxycycline

  20. https://edpills.best/# cheap erectile dysfunction pill

  21. new ed treatments best ed pill

  22. legal to buy prescription drugs from canada natural ed medications

  23. buy sildenafil 100mg pills – ceftin 250mg over the counter order sildenafil 150mg online

  24. https://stromectol.life/# order stromectol over the counter

  25. [url=https://edpills.best/#]best male ed pills[/url] ed meds

  26. generic ed drugs – viagra 100mg generika original Viagra rezeptfrei sicher kaufen

  27. doxycycline online australia doxycycline

  28. doxycycline without prescription doxyhexal

  29. order deltasone 5mg for sale – deltasone 20mg us buy prednisolone 5mg pills

  30. buy stromectol online no prescription stromectol walgreens

  31. stromectol 12 mg tablets stromectol 12 mg tablets

  32. gabapentin 600mg over the counter – purchase stromectol without prescription ivermectin without a doctor prescription

  33. stromectol for humans for sale order stromectol over the counter

  34. hydroxychloroquine 200mg sale – purchase tadalafil sale buy cenforce 100mg generic

  35. buy baricitinib online – amlodipine 5mg cheap purchase lisinopril generic

  36. omeprazole 10mg price medrol 4mg tablets medrol over counter

  37. help writing research paper order ventolin 2mg pill purchase desloratadine pills

  38. https://pharmacyizi.com/# psychological ed treatment

  39. priligy 90mg brand buy zyloprim 100mg generic buy zyloprim 300mg for sale

  40. https://pharmacyizi.com/# prescription drugs canada buy online

  41. cvs prescription prices without insurance ed drugs online from canada

  42. order generic viagra 50mg order rosuvastatin 20mg pill tadalafil 10mg ca

  43. [url=https://onlinepharmacy.men/#]ordering drugs from canada[/url] tadalafil canadian pharmacy

  44. [url=https://onlinepharmacy.men/#]cheapest prescription pharmacy[/url] online canadian pharmacy review

  45. buy zetia 10mg best ed pill domperidone 10mg oral

  46. [url=https://allpharm.store/#]Cilostazol[/url] Flagyl

  47. https://allpharm.store/# canadian pharmacy cialis 20mg

  48. buy flexeril 15mg without prescription cheap plavix order plavix 150mg generic

  49. [url=https://allpharm.store/#]buying drugs canada[/url] Norpace

  50. cheap methotrexate 2.5mg order coumadin online cheap order metoclopramide 10mg without prescription

  51. [url=https://canadiandrugs.best/#]buy cheap prescription drugs online[/url] canadian drugs

  52. buy viagra 150mg sale order tadalafil for sale order prednisone 40mg without prescription

  53. [url=https://onlinepharmacy.men/#]best canadian pharmacy no prescription[/url] canadian pharmacy cialis reviews

  54. http://stromectolbestprice.com/# stromectol over the counter

  55. stromectol tab price stromectol coupon

  56. http://stromectolbestprice.com/# stromectol where to buy
    [url=http://stromectolbestprice.com/#]does stromectol kill nits[/url] stromectol 3 mg price

  57. antiparasitic drugs ivermectin topical ivermectin for humans

  58. http://stromectolbestprice.com/# how much ivermectin paste to give a dog

  59. best erectile dysfunction pills best ed pills non prescription

  60. nexium 20mg pill buy esomeprazole sale tadalafil 20mg cheap

  61. best ed treatment pills best way to treat ed

  62. https://drugsbestprice.com/# over the counter erectile dysfunction pills
    [url=https://drugsbestprice.com/#]cheap pills online[/url] cheap online pharmacy

  63. brand ranitidine 300mg meloxicam pills flomax us

  64. https://medrxfast.com/# buy anti biotics without prescription

  65. meds online without doctor prescription buy prescription drugs online legally

  66. https://medrxfast.com/# buy prescription drugs online without
    [url=https://medrxfast.com/#]buy prescription drugs without doctor[/url] canadian drugstore online

  67. ondansetron 4mg usa order aldactone 25mg propecia buy online

  68. buy prescription drugs from india prescription drugs

  69. https://medrxfast.com/# buy prescription drugs from canada

  70. pet antibiotics without vet prescription buy prescription drugs online

  71. https://medrxfast.com/# best online canadian pharmacy

  72. diflucan over the counter cheap diflucan 200mg buy generic sildenafil 50mg

  73. buy prescription drugs without doctor ed prescription drugs

  74. https://medrxfast.com/# cat antibiotics without pet prescription

  75. cialis 40mg cheap provigil 200mg sale oral viagra 150mg

  76. https://medrxfast.com/# meds online without doctor prescription
    [url=https://medrxfast.com/#]prescription drugs online[/url] canadian drugs

  77. https://medrxfast.com/# canadian drugs online

  78. order zithromax 250mg generic order prednisolone online cheap buy glucophage 1000mg pills

  79. prescription drugs without doctor approval non prescription ed pills

Geef een antwoord

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd.