Simplicity 8228 Racerback Bra Tutorial

This week's project is a lovely racerback bralette. This pattern includes sizes 32 to 42 with cup sizes A through DD! With all those options in one pattern, it is easy to get a custom fit.

I chose to only line the cup of the bra. The pattern calls for net underlining for all pieces. This is where I deviated from the pattern. The rest of the sewing is by the directions. :)

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(0:00) Overview
(2:46) lining options
(6:33) layout on lace
(7:50) how to tell right side of lace
(8:34) sewing cups
(10:18) plush back elastic from Stitch Love Studio on Etsy
(12:12) sewing cups to each other and the front band
(12:43) topstitch seams
(14:28) pinning cups to band
(14:50) close up of seams and topstitching
(15:01) checking in with directions
(15:37) lining up scallops when cutting for symmetry
(16:09) front and back before elastic
(17:15) elastic in back neck
(19:07) sewing upper back to band
(19:41) time for a fitting
(20:12) sewing front to back
(21:47) sewing straps to front
(22:16) finished final thoughts
(23:30) troubleshooting sewing issues

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