The final part of the posts showing how I made the BHS10 pattern.
A small length of the shoulderstrap is attached tothe inner part of the band. I sew with the full length of the strap and cut off after stitching. This is much easier than trying to stitch with only a small part of the strap left to sew.
Stitch the rest of the shoulderstrap in the middle of the slider.
Pull the strap from back to front through the ring at the back, go through the slider as shown in the picture below.
Sew the other end to the top of the side cup. I’ve attached a ring at this end too, forgot to take a picture of that separately.
This is the front, detail of the cup and shoulderstrap.
Technically the bra is finished now. What remains is the little detail of the bow.
And I couldn’t help myself, I unpicked the hook/eye closure and sewed it again with matching thread. How obsessive is that?
Inside of the finished bra
Outside of the finished bra. The light was not very good when I took these pictures.
Thank you for your lovely comments on these posts. It’s so nice to read you like the bra or the way it’s constructed. Or even are inspired to try making a bra yourself. I hope these posts will help you a bit with that.
Amy asked if I changed the band for using stretch lace: no I didn’t. The important thing was to find an embroidered lace (which I often prefer for the look of it) with stretch. Most of those laces have no stretch at all, and these are unsuitable, as the band needs stretch. That’s why I combined lace and lycra in my red version of this bra.
Off to some other sewing and shorter blog posts ;)