Monday, 26 March 2012

DIY Sequin Bra!


You need:
- A lightweight plain triangle bra. I used skin colour but black would look great too. 
- Sequin fabric. I used bronze coloured metal style sequins which I think have a more subtle look to them.
- A needle and black thread.
- Sewing pins.
- Tracing paper of any kind.
- Scissors.

How to:
1. Lay your triangle bra on a flat surface and cover with tracing paper.
2. With a pencil trace the outline of the bra - essentially where you want the sequin fabric to go. I wanted mine within the piped edge of the bra.
3. Cut out the triangle of tracing paper and check to make sure it fits properly on the bra.
4. Pin the triangle to the sequin fabric. 
5. Using the traced triangle as a guide, cut out the sequin fabric.
6. You should have a triangle that fits on the bra - check it and shape the fabric if required by cutting away any excess.
7. Pin the sequin triangle to the bra.
8. Using small stitches, attach the sequin fabric to the bra. I made sure that the edges of the sequin fabric were underneath the edge of the bra so it looked more finished. Where possible I sewed the sequins on the edges down so they would not come loose.

And there you have it - a perfect statement bra to wear underneath a sheer singlet or tee. By the time this post goes up Australia Day will have passed, but something like this is sure to see you through the rest of your Summer BBQing/beach/boating activities!

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