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Valentines Pin Up Bra

Added Feb 14, 2011

by apiary

Nowhere, Canada






For valentines this year I want to get my sweetheart something unique and cheesy. The local dollar store was stocking bags of 350 fake rose petals, some nice pink ribbon, and glitter stick on letters with rhinestones.

I cut out a triangle bra from nude mesh, and while at work (it’s a job where I have a lot of time to do small unobtrusive crafts) I hand sewed 450 of those petals to the triangles. When they were completely covered I sewed them to the edge of the wide ribbon, making sure to gather the middle of the triangle. Attached a smaller ribbon to the top of each triangle, and voila!

Oh and then cut the rhinestones from their letters and stuck them all over the petals.

A note on why I call this intermediate difficulty, it’s all super easy and beginner level. But it required over 20 hours of hand sewing petals. Which elevates it from an easy weekend project.

Material Notes

dollar store bonanza




Garment Type
Business, Punk, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins

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    Feb 15, 2011, 02.12 PMby Ywea

    love it :D

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    Feb 14, 2011, 07.59 PMby loyl8

    super adorable and sexy great job!!!

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    Feb 14, 2011, 07.54 PMby sew4my3

    Wonderfully sexy creation!

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    Feb 14, 2011, 06.16 PMby tamezdc

    Very creative!

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    Feb 14, 2011, 05.51 PMby niña blanca

    Fantastic! ;)

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    Feb 14, 2011, 05.28 PMby Eva Fisher

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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      Feb 14, 2011, 07.25 PMby apiary

      Thank you!

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    Feb 14, 2011, 03.19 PMby teasecloset

    GREAT JOB!! I’ll have to try it when I have 20hrs of time on my hands. Needless to say it will not be today. Matching undies???

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      Feb 14, 2011, 07.25 PMby apiary

      yay that 20+hours is definitely a problem. No undies for now.

      Maybe if the bra is ever used for a performance.

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    Feb 14, 2011, 03.03 PMby ktmacca

    I hope he appreciates it!!

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      Feb 14, 2011, 07.24 PMby apiary

      no worries there. He thinks it’s hilarious/sexy.


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    Feb 14, 2011, 02.48 PMby vestiphobia

    unique and cheesy! but still! 20 hours of petal sewing sounds like fun! nice!

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