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Ingredients

striped_bra_front_closure
foam lining
fabric
elastic
underwires
plastic bones
hook&eye tape
bra fastener

Method

cups_front_closure
Cut the bra band out of a fabric as two separate pieces (not on a fold). If you make a strapless bra like this one, straighten the upper edge of the band. Make the two halves of a bra ready as advised in full band bra instructions.
Before threading the underwires in, attach a hook&eye tape on place and push a boning in both of them. Close the ends of the tape sewing by hand.
front_closure_bra
Although the bra has a front-closure it still has fastening on back as well. And, why so? It’s because of the adjustment and convenience in use.
So why have a front-closure at all? Because it’s a pretty detail, it gives great support especially to a strapless bra and you can use it if you prefer!
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More Bra Sewing Tips (for you using pattern #4800)

This bra for larger sizes is made in a similar way than the full band bra. Note when shaping the cup like advised in the full band bra instructions, do the same on the strap area. The fabric doesn’t fall over the edges of the lining much because the strap area is so narrow.
Two other important points:

bra-strap-support-tape
1. Supporting Tape
Before you attach the lining pieces together, sew the supporting tape underside the upper edge of the side part of the lining (3). It reaches up to the end of the strap in this model. Zigzag both edges of the band to the lining. The supporting tape can be whatever thin, non-elastic band, not wider than 1,5cm. This is a small detail, but the effects are huge.
bra-back
2. Bra Strap Back
The adjustment part of the strap can be made in this way too: it is integrated up to the center-back of the bra band.
detail-of-bra-strap-back
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The Beginning

If you are looking for a new, fun sewing hobby for yourself, so here it is! Please enjoy!
In make Bra online store you will find lingerie patterns and sewing supplies. There is also sewing instructions available in web pages.
Choosing the right size of the pattern can be a challenge. In Measuring page you will find, however, detailed instructions of taking measurements and choosing the pattern.

Regards,
Annele