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Red Sports Bra/ Casual Bra Top

Added Jan 14, 2011

by hongkong

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 :).

Material Notes

recycled cotton t-shirt, 1" elastics for the band, 0.5" elastics for the straps.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jan 15, 2011, 01.09 AMby Seeks Corey

    Me too! I’ve been trying to figure out some good ways to make sport bras out of t-shirts, and am too new to this to trust myself to come up with it. Good luck!

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      Jan 19, 2011, 01.58 AMby hongkong

      Hi Jessica,
      thx for checking out my project. I am also new to this but it turns out to be wearable and fit me well. Just try and u might be surprised by yourself! :).

  • Sta70403_large

    Jan 14, 2011, 05.23 PMby queenieslearnin2sew

    I look forward to seeing how it turns out when you get it finished. :)

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