|The bra, inside out.
|The back bra band, RIGHT sides together.
|The bra, RIGHT sides together.
|The gap, to be left open when sewing the bra bands together.
|Your 2 inch gap for turning the bra RIGHT sides out.
|The point of the bra band, center front.
|The center front band, clipped.
|Clipped corners on the center back of the bra band.
|The bra, right sides together, with the band stitched.
|The scissors point to the 2" gap for turning.
|my bra band was about 1 1/8" wide after stitching.
I'm going to use red thread here to give you a really good idea of how the stitches will look. Plus, I'm just that good.
|Hiding the knot for starting your slip stitch.
|Making your first stitch.
|A Crisscross of slip stitches waiting to be tightened.
|The thread has just been knotted in the seam line remaining fold.
|pulling the knot into the seam allowance.
|Where the hell are my slip-stitches?!
|Top-stitching: a good way to keep the band from bunching on the bias.
Top stitching is also a good way to keep the bra band from stretching too much on the bias but this will depend on your fabric, and your personal preference.
Now I'm off to dig through my massive stash of vintage buttons for the perfect button set to close my bra and tap pants with.
A special thanks to my mom for keeping me well supplied with fantastic fabrics, ribbons, bias bindings and BUTTONS galore!
|Vintage button stash, approx. 5% of my collection.