Red Sports Bra/ Casual Bra Top
Added Jan 14, 2011
Hk, Hong Kong
I made the pattern for this sport bra by tracing an old one which fitted me well but very worn out now. I did not take it apart becauseI really want to keep it as it is so I can always refer to its sewing details and fitting. Since it is based on a worn out bra, the bands needed some adjustment. The original one has 3 hooks at the back but I changed my pattern to elastic band, and the straps replaced with elastics and skipped the sliding parts.
At first, I thought this project is just a mock up to make a bra pattern for future use but then when I put the pieces together, it looked nice and wearable so I decided to complete all the details. I don’t have a sewing machine so I hand sew this project as u might see some of the stitches are not so even :).
I used a recycled cotton t-shirt for this project so that I can fine tune the pattern before I spend on new fabric and it is more environmental friendly not to create more waste :). I changed the pattern a bit so no hooks, nor sliding straps, only use elastic for band and straps.
ps: I am not native in English and don’t know some of the sewing terms. Pls let me know if u found I used a wrong word :).
recycled cotton t-shirt, 1" elastics for the band, 0.5" elastics for the straps.