Sew in Bra – Seeking Ideas

Well, the Kwik Sew patterns have finally arrived.  And I would like to begin sewing for Spring and Summer. My sewing mission is to make sleeveless tops that fit well, and do not show my bra.

Because it gets so humid here in Georgia in the summertime, I ordered one pattern that includes a shelf bra.  However, I rarely purchase ready to wear tank tops with a shelf bra, even though I like idea of having one less layer of clothing.  Typically, the shelf bra doesn’t fit properly, is not particularly flattering, and tends to dig under the bust – probably because it doesn’t fit properly! I don’t want to continue that trend with a top I make myself.

sew in bra sewing ideas

I would like to add sew in bra cups.  (That should be more supportive and flattering.)  I’m thinking… that I can lengthen the shelf section and then add the cups and proceed with the rest of the tank top sewing.

While I was looking for simple, sew-in instructions, writer Emma Barnett has given me more to think about.  Or obsess about, as I will now be concerning myself about the DD boob myth.  Ha!

Advice is welcome. How do I do this?


2 thoughts on “Sew in Bra – Seeking Ideas

  1. Laura H.

    Is Kwik Sew 3740 part of your plan? I made the tank (still need to do a review on that) – easy, fits true to size and no-show bra straps! Great pattern.

    1. Christine Eclavea Mercer Post author

      Yes, I plan to use the Kwik Sew 3740 pattern. I’m glad to hear that it worked well for you. Usually patterns are sized for a B cup. So my concern is that it would ride up, and provide little support.

      Thanks for the reply!


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