Power Bra SewAlong: Day 2

 

Welcome back to the Power Bra Sew Along!

Yesterday we got started on our bras by finding the right supplies, measuring for the right fit, sewing a muslin (Hopefully!), ad cutting into our fabric. Today we will jump into the construction of our bras by sewing the front pieces together, in preparation for tomorrows work!

Grab your pattern!

If you haven’t already, you’ll want to purchase the Power Bra pattern! This is a really excellent pattern with options for everyone! If you’re curious about the bra, you can read more about it here, in the official release post!

The Fabric Fairy is also offering bra kits that are specifically designed for this pattern. Kits contain everything you need except your main fabric, and some of the optional items, like bra cups and nursing closures.

If you’ve never downloaded or purchased a Greenstyle pattern, you can find a tutorial on how to do that here.

The Schedule

Day 1: Supplies, Sizing and Cutting 

Day 2: Front Assembly (YOU ARE HERE)

Day 3: Front, Back, Straps and Lining

Day 4: Bottom Band

Day 5: Hacks/Finishing

Each day, I’ll post a video and/or blog tutorial with that day’s tasks, and you can comment with any questions and your progress for that day, so we can all keep each other motivated.

At the end, I’ll be choosing a winner for a fun PRIZE! (and who doesn’t love prizes?!)

Sound awesome? It is! (check out my other Sew Alongs HERE on the blog)

Today’s Task: Assembling the Front of the Bra

Today we will be sewing together the center front to the side front. If you’re planning on sewing the nursing or adjustable front straps, or making your cups removable, we will be covering that as well!

Ready? Let’s get started!

 

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12 Comments

  1. Kris on January 20, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Thanks Sarah! Such nice, clear, easy to follow instructions

    • Sarah on January 20, 2019 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you so much Kris! xoxo

  2. Alison Hay on January 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Hi Sarah- fit question, due to my schedule this is my muslin I’m doing with the sew along, but I got the racer back attached to my sides to test for fit. I measured a D cup but am a little concerned about coverage at this point without the band there seems to be a lot more boob peeking out below. Should I press on since I have it all cut and assembled to this point before I decide if the cup size might be too small? I want to run in these so I am looking for good compression and have the outer, power mesh and lining layers.
    Thanks for being so patient with us and leading the sew alongs- I’m so inspired to try new things this way since I feel like you’re in my sewing room with me

    • Sarah on January 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm

      I’m so happy that you feel like the sewalong is helpful to you! At this point, yes, I would press on and add the band. Its possible that with the added layer of powernet and lining, the cup size will be too small, or that you might prefer to add a little more side coverage and support that way with a larger cup. I think we won’t really know until you get this one all sewn up.

  3. Susan Kenny on January 21, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I am enjoying this sew along – thank you. I have cut a 38F and am still tossing up whether I should put the power net into the back racer back piece. Does it make a lot of difference to the fit?

    • Sarah on January 22, 2019 at 6:56 pm

      I would recommend it with your cup/band size. It does affect the fit and support of the bra.

  4. Leigh Thow on January 22, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    This video is great, I feel more confident now, thank you

    • Sarah on January 22, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      You’re welcome! Glad its helpful!

  5. Suzanne Cee on February 1, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Hi there,

    Really enjoying the Sew a long videos. I am just wondering if the top you are wearing in the above video (power bra 2) is something you made and if so what pattern is it? It looks lovely on you!

  6. Karen on February 25, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Thank you, been so helpful. I would like to know what stitch you use for the topstitch? Maybe I missed it along the way.

    • Sarah on March 24, 2019 at 6:03 pm

      I use my coverstitch with 2 or 3 needles- but you can use a standard machine with a longer stitch length and a straight stitch (or a zig zag). some machines also have a triple stretch stitch that I like to use as well.

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