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A more comfortable way to get a little support.
I have done some great T-shirt alterations but bra straps showing in the front and/or back is an issue. I am too well endowed to go without, and a strapless bra will still show in the ones with cut out backs. This will give you a little lift, and will look more like a tube top from the back (check out the pic with the blue shirt). *I wore it around today with success. Nothing fell off or out even when I leaned over or bent down to pick things up. It requires adjustment, but no more than any other strapless thing I have ever owned. I wouldn't play volleyball or chase small children all day in it but I wouldn't do those things in any strapless item ;-) *

Posted by Melissa Beth from McLean, Virginia, United States • Published See Melissa Beth's 78 projects »
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  • How to make a bra. Simple, No Sew Strapless Bra - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a rectangle of stretchy fabric - I cut up an old peasant top. You want it to be long enough to wrap around the front and tie. My bustline is about 45.5" and the finished piece was 60" long. Mine was 14.5" wide. I think wider is better for support and also looks more like a top from the back.

  • How to make a bra. Simple, No Sew Strapless Bra - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark where a seam would normally be with a safety pin. This is because we will taper the front and not the back. (sorry for the bad pic)

  • How to make a bra. Simple, No Sew Strapless Bra - Step 3
    Step 3

    At the edge of the fabric mark a point in the center. On side draw a line from that point to the safety pin. Do the same for the other side. This is the front triangle.

  • How to make a bra. Simple, No Sew Strapless Bra - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out the triangle. It should look like this. Repeat on the other side.

  • How to make a bra. Simple, No Sew Strapless Bra - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wrap around front, tie, and that's it!

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ItooCrafty
ItooCrafty · Niagara Falls, New York, US
So would you wear it w/o the top underneath?
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C L.
C L. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
I made a bra like this when I was pregnant, it was the most comfy one I had. So comfy I wore it during labor and it quickly became my most prized nursing bra! It's gives great lift without pinching anywhere and can be as bold as your imagination running a muck in a fabric store. Such a great idea!

Ladies remember this bra when you are nursing, it's cheap and soooo comfy!
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Hashle
Hashle · 2 projects
This would be awesome if I had bigger boobs. = The knot in the front would show for me. It would look like I had a tri-boob goin on! XD But clever clever idea!! =]
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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 82 projects
Awesome! Let me know what you think when you try it!
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Naomi T.
Naomi T. · Mississauga, Ontario, CA
I can't wait to try this....because I am the same size as you and those strapless bras are a form of torture. You rock!!! Thanks so much....
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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 82 projects
I didn't think of fringes. Was it on the outside of your costume?
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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 82 projects
I made it last night so I haven't worn it all day yet. I jumped up and down and it stayed pretty well. So long as you distribute over your chest well and have the back flat and not folded. The knot did not show under a tighter fitting tank top. My ends are long, so you would want to make those a little shorter wear under tighter fitting things. I am sure it will require adjustment but no more than any other strapless thing. I will post again when I wear it.
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Maladignia
Maladignia · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL · 87 projects
I made this as a costume part out of split leather. But I had just a rectangle with the ends cut up into long and wide fringes. That way you can adjust under and above your breasts and in the middle by paring up the fringes and tying them together.
The mockup (old bed sheet) worked better than the leather final though. The leather one even needed a shoulder strap. (but that was not an issue for my costume)

I always find it magical to see things like this work. I'd never wear it because I'd fear it would slip down eventually. ;-)
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Cutlows
Cutlows · Henderson, Nevada, US · 1 project
I definitely want to try this! How does it stay up? Do you have to keep pulling it up all the time? And does the knot show through your t-shirt?
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