Monday, March 4, 2013

Connecting cup and shoulderstrap

Thank you ladies for all your very kind comments on my last bra.

Lauriana asked how the shoulderstrap and cup were connected. Good question and it was not visible in my photos.

Here two close-up photo’s that had too much light from the flash, but with the advantage of showing the details of the black fabric. When sewing the elastic to the side of the cups I carefully check and mark the width of the shoulderstrap and make sure that the picot edge of the elastic is in line with the shoulderstrap when the elastic is turned. The shoulderstrap is sewn to the cup and topstitched to flatten the seam. 

This is one of the ways I use regularly. Another way is putting a ring between the shoulderstrap and the cup. image


  1. Your bra making and the state of my current lingerie has tempted me into purchasing a Kwiksew bra pattern. I'm collecting tips and tutorials!

  2. Your bra making is just inspirational. Thanks, Sigrid.

  3. Oh my word, this is the most beautiful bra I have ever seen! I do not see the beautiful lace you use in the US. You and Renee are tempting me to try and make my own bras. If I could turn out something even half this beautiful, it would be better than any RTW I can find. You are a master.

  4. Thank you!
    Straps seem to be my blind stop when shopping for lingerie supplies...
    I really like how this design, with the strap starting from the lower side of the cup, incorporates it into the overall look of the bra.