Thing 193

Day 2 in Yellow Sheet Week is another bra for Martina. (Mom… stop..please…)

It’s the Anna Cross Over Bra from Ohhh Lulu, the same pattern I used for the first three I made (here, here and here).


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I ran into a lot of problems this time, all of my own making.

First I sewed together the front pieces wrong. I pulled it apart and started over.

Next I attached the back piece backwards. I cut it off (it was serged and I wasn’t going to unpick it) and reattached it, right side out.

I started to sew on the elastic around the bottom when I saw that the back piece was now upside down. I removed the elastic and cut the back off again.

As I was pinning the back piece in place I realized I had actually done it correctly the second time — it wasn’t upside down. By this time the back band was at least 2 cm shorter than when I started. (Fortunately the fabric is soft and stretchy.)

Finally, the bra was done. Until I saw that one of the straps was twisted. Sigh. The stitch ripper was put to some good use on this Thing.


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I didn’t have any white fold over elastic so I used lingerie elastic for the whole thing. It doesn’t give as polished a look to the bra, plus I’m not sure how well it will hold up, especially the straps.

But it was free so I don’t mind taking a chance on it. Living on the edge…


Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €235.99


  1 comment for “Thing 193

  1. cora rook
    June 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    So…………you’re living on the edge….
    I would have made a tumble over the precipice!
    My humble congrats on
    your efforts!

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