Ohh La La Pin Up Sew Along Pt 2... Assembling your Cups
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Anna wrote a great post yesterday on sewing your darts. She is also adding a pretty lace overlay to coordinate with the amazing vintage-look corset that she made in Part 1 of our sew along. Anna is essentially making 2 bras, then sewing them together, to end up with a beautifully lined bra.
I am lining only the lower cup of my bra to reduce bulk in the upper cup, add support underneath the bust, and reduce bulk around the long-line band. There is no right or wrong way to sew a garment, so do what you think looks best and works best for you!
I started with 2 lower cups cut in Self Fabric, and 2 lower cups cut in Knit lining. I transferred my dart markings, and sewed my darts. Anna is using a sheer-ish fabric, so she cut her darts. I pressed mine towards the side seam.
You can also line your entire bra cup by simply sewing 2 cups, and sandwiching them together. You will either bias bind or add elastic around the upper edges, so the top edge can remain raw.
How is the assembly going? Are you having any problems with your bra? This is definitely the trickier part of the sew along!