Friday, December 9, 2011

Video : How to Make a Bra

We just uploaded a new video tutorial showing you how to make a wireless bra using Jalie 3131 - Bra and Camisole sewing pattern. In the video, you can steps from A to Z and Jeanne shows both the regular and nursing clips (on the same bra).

Here are links to SewSassy, where you can find all the notions used in the video:

Sliders and Rings
Nursing Clips
Hook and Eye Closures
Strapping and Finishing (plush) Elastic
Foldover Elastic

If you would like to insert bra cups, simply cut an extra pair of cup linings.  Before assembling the bra, baste a first lining to the cups. Then, cut across the top of the other lining (this will create an opening between the two linings), pin and baste it so the cup+lining.


Jen in Oz said...

this looks a lot nicer than I thought it would, and I'm definitely considering adding to my wish list. But can you tell me if you're considering making an underwired bra version?

Emilie@Jalie said...

Jen - It is unfortunately not in our plans for the near future

Emily said...

Wow, that is an awesome video! Thanks for the tip about sewing on a piece of scrap fabric starting on the part with elastic. I'm definitely going to remember to try that!

For your tip about inserting bra cups, do you mean like those you might find in a swimsuit? Do you then just treat the pattern piece as one once you have the outer fabric with two lining pieces attached? You would insert the bra cup at the end, right?