You will need: Oh La La Bralet Pattern in your size from Etsy Fabric of your choice. 1 metre should be plenty Bra elastic Hoops for straps Matching thread. Fabric Scissors Pins Tailors chalk Sewing machine 1. Iron your fabric 2. Fold your fabric in two matching the selvedge edges together. (Edges which are sealed) 3. Pin them together along the edge to keep the fabric even. 4. Take your pattern pieces, lay the on the fabric to minimise wastage. Pin down, noting your straight of grain & paying attention to which pieces should be cut on the fold and which pieces you need to cut two of. 5. Mark 1.5cm seam allowance around your pattern pieces. 6. Cut out your pattern pieces. 7. You'll need to mark any notches on the wrong side (inside) of your fabric at this stage. You can mark the 1.5cm seam allowance here too. Make sure you label your pattern pieces, eg side front, centre front etc. This will help later when you're putting all your pieces together. 8. Once you've all your pattern pieces cut out you need to pin everything together so it can be sewn. 9. Taking your pieces sew along the wrong side (inside) of the fabric. This will ensure all your seams are on the inside. 10. Sew your side cups to your front cups, your lower back band to the upper back band. 11. Turn back the sides of the cups 1.5cm and machine hem or hand sew in place, pin the cups to the front band and sew together. Make sure to line up your notches for all your pattern pieces. 12. Attach the back band to the front, at this point you can add a zip at the side or just sew it shut. 13. Press all your seams flat. 14. Turn up the bottom of the band 1.5cm and machine hem or hand sew in place. 15. Add your straps by sewing the plastic hoops to the top of the cup and the back of the bra and slipping the elastic through these and sewing in place.
Your bralet is complete! You can add trim now if you want.
Fold Fabric, pin pattern pieces, check straight of grain
Mark notches on wrong side of fabric using Tailors Chalk
Pin corresponding pattern pieces together ready to be sewn up.
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