Welcome to Day 3 of the Greenstyle Power Bra SewAlong!
Today we’re really going to get the bulk of construction done on those bras, so grab an extra cup of coffee (you might need it anyway, because Monday…) and let’s get going!
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.
Day 3: Front, Back, Straps and Lining (YOU ARE HERE)
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 have a few tasks ahead of us. I’ll have two different videos for you below, depending on whether you are sewing the Racerback or one of the Strappy Options (U Back or Cross Back). In general, we will be:
- Sewing the front to the back
- Sewing the main fabric to the lining
- Making and Sewing in our straps, making fit adjustments as necessary
- Sewing the nursing clip or adjustable strap options
- Finishing the optional keyhole, and adding in the optional racerback pocket
- Adding in clear elastic to give the bra extra support
It sounds like a lot, but it will go by really quickly, promise!
Ready? Let’s get started!
Racerback Option Video:
Strappy Options Video:
Nursing Option Tip:
If you’re making the nursing option, you might want to check out this blog post. Jenn made some awesome nursing options during testing, and she shared a tutorial on her blog for adjusting the bra for narrower nursing clips than the 3/4″ that is called for in the pattern. Even if you have the right size, her tutorial is excellent and a great adjunct to my videos, so I highly recommend checking out her post!
That’s it! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for more sewing! If you’re enjoying these posts, please consider subscribing to my YouTube Channel HERE!