Learning each and every day

My quest to edify myself a bit every day

Day 145 – May 15

If you don’t want to read about women’s underwear, you may want to go on ahead and skip this post.

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Okay, bra talk, coming right up.

Two years ago I made my own nursing bras because I couldn’t find a style that I liked. Part of that process involved sewing in bra cup (AKA – 3D piece) to a flat piece of fabric. I wouldn’t say it was a smashing success. It worked, okay, but it wasn’t great. I’d been wracking my brain trying to find a way to do this, but I kept coming up empty. Even my searches online came up with nothing. That is, until today. I found this tutorial on daughterfish.com. How to sew a built-in bra with cups. It was exactly what I had been looking for! And I found it at the perfect time. I’d been working on the halter top version of this McCalls pattern. The one hang up was how to insert a bra into the actual top. I bumped into the tute the day I was ready to start cutting fabric for the top. Sweet!

So I followed the directions, slightly modified since I was working with a halter top instead of a tank top. It worked! I was very pleased with how it turned out. I wouldn’t say my bra-buying days are over, but I have ALOT more options available to me now! Yeah!

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