Monday, April 6, 2015

Bra / Halter Top From Left Over Jean Legs

I had a pair of jeans that were ripped in the front, and I was a little to violent with them which resulted in giant hole. So of course I made myself a nice pair of cut off shorts. I didn't feel like throwing away leg tubes so I thought of making some sort of top with them. This is the final Product:

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I made the pattern myself, getting ideas from the web and using a bra as a basis. As you can tell I kinda have big boobs so the regular triangle doesn't look too good on me. Below is a picture of the shapes that I used. The straps go around my  neck. I actually sewed everything by hand since I don't have my sewing machine here but it didn't take too long, just a little sub par quality. Since this is following a bra pattern the bottom piece fit tightly, this means that you have to have some sort of opening at the back. What I did was to use elastic I had lying around, a little tight when pitting it on but it works.

I actually made everything twice, once with a cheap cloth I had lying around to get the measurements right, then with the jeans.



For the bottom piece, I traced one of my bras on a piece of paper and made sure that it fit with the cup I was making. I had to extend it a little further (you can see the notch in the picture,

 

Overall I think it was a pretty good use of a pair of jean legs that were going to be tossed. I can see a lot of possibilities with this pattern or even this top. You could alter it into a longer shirt, add some clasps or a zipper. It could even be decorated like those bras people wear to dance concerts. Endless possibilities.

I'm going to try to see how well other types of fabrics work with this pattern, 

~Fifi 


36 comments:

  1. Olá Sofia!
    Tu fizeste este molde e coseste este top à mão??????? UAU que espectáculo!!!
    Acho que vou baixar o molde e fazer um para mim (diminuindo o molde, porque sou mais pequena...)!
    Parabéns!
    Beijos de Portugal!

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    1. Se voce fizer, por favor enviar pra mim seu molde. Eu tambem sou mais pequena!

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  2. Can you please make video of how to make it?? :) please!

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  3. Trying to visualize how the pieces go together, and how to measure MYSELF to use the pattern... LOVE how the curves fit the breasts so much better than the "triangles"! Next time you make on, can you take pictures of the pieces coming together, please? LOVE THIS!!!

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  4. Huh? I'm just not wrapping my brain around your pattern pieces. Can you do a tutorial or label your pieces, please? Thanks -

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  5. Very funny craft !

    Does it stay well shaped in time ?

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  6. i really like this, i found that the triangles didnt work as well due to my large bust, cant really wrap my head around on how this is pieces and sewn togerther, due u have maybe a step by step or a video

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  7. Dear Fifi:

    You made my day! Without sewing machine you could do more than me with machines here.
    How can I learn more with you? Do you have facebook, so I can "explore" more your knowledge? :-)

    Thank you very much for sharing what you have learnt. This is the best thing we can do in life!

    Big hugs from Brazil to you!

    Louise

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  8. I am very beautiful I really congratulate you, I wish I could make one for me, I have sewing machine but not how to make the pattern, could you explain a little more, please. this is my email angieyguanetti@gmail.com thank you in advance and God bless your hands

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  9. It is great, brilliant, I adore! And so attractive, so sexy! Bravo!
    Thank you for the description of the stages! My brain warms!
    Greetings from France !

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  10. please please please... do a tutorial. I've cut up and destroyed so much fabric trying to understand the pictures posted. or you can email it to me... gilannmi34@hotmail.com

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  11. Very beautiful! I love it! Yes I would love to see a tutorial as well.. Cant make out the pattern either. Thanks a bunch

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  12. ¡¡Me encantaron!, Me estoy volviendo un poco loca para sacar los patrones, si puedes hacer un tutorial sería estupendo.
    Gracias por todo.
    Besotes

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  13. I've been looking for a diy halter top with a shape like this. This came out beautifully. Is there anyway you could post instructions? I'm just learning how to sew, so I'm not sure which parts to sew first. I guess I could figure it out by trial and error. I'd also like to make it longer to hide my tummy. How would I do that and still keep snug fit?

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  14. Match A with A and D with D
    Sew A to D
    Match B with B and C with C
    Sew B to C
    Haw much clearer do you need gals?
    These simple instructions we should be able to understand if we wasn't skipping algebra classes ;)

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  15. Nice shape will have to give it a go for myself :)

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  16. what sunrise said! thanks for the idea i actually am in no mans land for finding a bra that fits at the moment, going to see how this works turning it into a nursing bra! time to rip out some old wires! =)

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  17. Parabéns ficou lindo vou fazer um pra mim obrigado bjss.

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  18. muito bom gostei vou passar pra minhas alunas

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  19. Отличный топ получился!!! Вы молодец!!!

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  20. hay patrón descarga ? seria mas facil para mi miii

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  21. Could you email this tutorial to me please. Im really interested in making this as soon as possible. c:
    Sourbane@gmail.com

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  22. I think it assembles like this:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3VbA5WL1fGpSmJqUjBweVBKMFE

    Can anyone confirm that?

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    1. Love the bra could youplease send me the instructions,?--my emailis anngarrett77@gmail.com or txt it to Mr at 417-439-0052 thankyou and Godbless you

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  23. Wow! You are GOOD! And thank you for sharing this, since I'm gonna make this top too. I just can't wear halter neck, but I'll change that easily. Thank you!!

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  24. Would you be willing to sell that item? I'm interested in buying it.

    Kelly Rulison

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  25. How did you measure yourself to get it to fit properly?

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  26. Hello Sofia....would love to make one of this for myself without using the bra template....pls pls pls..get back to me. My email:Olamideonadeko@gmail.com

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  27. Bellísimo, gran creatividad, te felicito!!! Te quedó perfecto!

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