B. Can afford
C. Doesn't look like it should be strapped to the front of a car circa the mid to late 90's.
But I have a lot of old, non-nursing bras that are pretty useless to me at this point. So, totally brilliant idea! I can turn those bras into nursing bras. I know, genius right? Too bad it only took me 5 years to get to this point. I thought I could help some of you nursing and crafty mamas out and post a tutorial about how you, too, can accomplish this magnificent feet. You need only minimal sewing skills and can even complete this project sewing by hand if you don't have a sewing machine available.
Here we go. Lots of pictures people.
|Lay your bra out on a piece of paper and trace around the top two sides, stretching the bra flat as you trace|
|Extend your lines down two inches from the top lines. These should follow the curve of your underwire.|
Lay your piece on your nylon/spandex fabric and cut two "A" ish shaped figures.
|Pin the stretchy fabric "A"s into place. You want to place the fabric so that a small seam allowance is overhanging into the cup of the bra.|
|Repeat with the remaining three sides of the "A"s. |
Flip the "A"s up.
Can you see the yellow of my pins?
|Switch to your zipper foot and sew on the seam allowance. |
Be careful not to sew any other pieces of your bra in.
I'm sewing with white thread here so you can see what is going on,
but you'd want to use a thread that matched your bra.
|This is what the inside of the bra looks like. |
And my thighs.
|Front of the bra and more thigh action.|
Wrap tiny tree in wet paper towel and put in ziploc bag to take to school tomorrow.
|You'd better be really comitted to this project.|
Cut the strap away from the cup really close to the seam.
|Put your regular foot back on and sew the stretchy fabric on. |
You should do that in two spots for added stability and strength.
|See, my curves don't line up.|
|Cut the excess off.|
|At this point, you should try your bra on. Which is why |
Big Baby is giving me this look. Them's mine.
|Mark where your hook should go. |
Make it about 1/2 inch higher than you think to allow for the overlap of the hook and eye and the weight of your boob.
Sew it on.
|Sew this portion right on the end of the place where you cut the strap off.|
|Repeat with the other side and ta da!|