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Perfect for hot days! Vibrant color, eye-catching lines – this top is the it-piece for summer days. Here is a bra sewn into a chic bandeau top, and the hidden bra gives the necessary support.

Images: © Jan Schmiedel


+ Bra (strapless)
+ Crepe fabric 25 cm 60 cm
+ Ribbed jersey 70 cm 22 cm
+ Ribbed jersey 10 centimeters 32 cm
+ Thread
+ Pins
+ Hand sewing needle
+ Scissors

Bandeau Steps 1 2

Step 1: Finish the long edges of the crepe with a rolled hem (use rolled hemstitch). Stitch the jersey with one seam each to form a tube.

Step 2: Twist the crepe x in the middle, and drape on the cups and sew to the bra by hand. Cut the back off the bra 1 cm next to the cups…

Bandeau Steps 3 4

Step 3: …and replace with the more narrow ribbed jersey tube. Stitch the wider ribbed jersey tube on a cup at an angle down around the bust, then wrap around the body and stitch the open edge to the other cup creating a crossover effect.

FINISHED! Use up little bits of jersey scraps to make a bunch of these cool bandeaus to keep cool during the summer months. Pair with some matching shorts for an adorable poolside look:

Bandeau Style It!

These lovely Bouclé Shorts work together with the bandeau to make this fun beachy look. All you need is a large hat, some sunglasses, and a bright pair of sandals.

Now who is ready for summer already!


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    Mar 16, 2019, 06.51 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great idea!

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    Mar 14, 2019, 04.30 PMby jenss-1

    Well, it looks cute. But, without a back, that bra is not going to do anything.

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      Mar 18, 2019, 08.31 AMby Nefertiiri

      Had the same thought! Maybe this is the “flasher” version of a bandeau. Without a back at the bust line level, or maybe a halter strap at the top of the cups, what we have here is a lovely ornamental belt for use on a topless beach.

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