We all have a little different figure even if we may have the same bra size. That’s why it’s wise to make a trial version of bras first. By fitting it, you will see what pattern adjustments might be needed. This post shows how to make a trial version of bras easily, fast and at an affordable price. There is no need to attach any elastics or other niceties at this stage (except in this particular model #4800, you could see and feel how “strong weapon”the support tapeis by attaching it even if only to another cup)
Use a foam lining or some other non-stretch fabric as a cup material.
Bra band can be made of a cotton fabric or similar.
Cut the bra band wings much longer than marked on the pattern at centre back.
Use a bias binding as an underwire casing material.
Pin the strap elastics in place and tie bra band wings as a bow. Don’t tie too tight as this will ruin the shape of cups.
And voilà, your trial version is ready!
Tip for fitting a trial version: lift the straps a little by hand because the bra band made like this does not provide any support.
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