Tutorial 04: How to make an elegant bralette upcycled from old clothes
I created an elegant bralette from an old dress I bought from UFF shop (a second-hand store in Helsinki). I am very pleased to share the result with you:
Here are my step-by-step tutorial. The process is not difficult, just need your commitment of time and imagination.
An old lace dress
White soft laces
Bra strap elastics 1 cm wide
Bra bottom band elastic 4cm wide
Bra closures 4 cm wide
Pearls and feathers
Sewing thread and machine
Here is the dress I got from the second-hand store. I was not interested in its design plus the size is too big for me, I cut it into pieces.
There are four pieces: 2 from the white plain fabric, and 2 from the lace fabric.
I sewed them with straight stitches using my favourite Janome 525S sewing machine, with around 1 cm seem allowance.
After those four pieces are attached, I combined them with right side touching and inserted bra strap elastics inside, then pinned them together.
I sewed them together and turned it over.
Then I attached the big elastic band with zig-zag stitches.
And I attached a soft lace on top of the bra.
Then I hand-sewed several pearls on the piece.
I attached some white feathers and it is ready!!!
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