I’m so excited to share the tutorial for this racer back bralette variation of Watson bra! This is my third attempt to make Watson bra by Cloth Habit. You can see my first (black lace) and second bra attempts(apple print). This time, I made it with white stretch lace and changed the back to be racer back without hooks and eyes. It’s a pretty simple modification and a quick sew!
I made the Watson bra regular version (not long line version) but I bet you can make the racer back modification in long line version without problem. Here is what I did:
- Make the front version as the pattern instructions state. As I did for my first two bras, I added lining in the bra cups with power net and inserted bra cups so the bra is not sheer.
- For the back, instead of using the Cloth Habit pattern, I cut the stretch lace in the same length as the front length. Adjust so that the side seams match. Using french curve, draw a curved line making the center back length a bit shorter than the side seams. I finished the top seam with elastic band and scallop part of the same lace.
- For the neck strap, I cut the lace 46cm including 5mm seam allowances. Attach the neck strap to the top of the triangles of the bra cups.
- Here is the step-by-step pictures of how I made the straight line down the back. Cut the same stretch lace for 9cm. Cut two.
- Fold the lace you cut in step 4 in half, with right sides facing.
- Sew the diagonal line shown in the picture. Trim the seam allowances and press them open.
- Sew two of what you made in step 6 together.
- Add the elastic band in the center using zigzag stitch.
- Now you have the pointy hourglass-ish shape, sew it on to the center of the neck strap and the center of the back.
That’s it! Please comment if you have any questions. I’d love to see your version of racer back Watson! Please share it on instagram, twitter or facebook and tag me the pictures:) I made another racer back (sneak peak), and will be sharing the pictures soon.レーサーバックブラを作りました。
パターンは３度目のCloth Habit Watson Bra Pattern。
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