Despite a drawer full of bras there is always that one top or dress that won’t work with what you have. Let’s be honest here, even though they are undergarments that no-one will see, these clothing items can get expensive. The selection is abundant too, from regular, wireless, push-ups, and strapless. It’s hard to collect all the options available.
Justifying the amount of money spent on a bra is hard specially when it’s only for one or two outfits. YouTuber, Ray Lee has come with a cool DIY to turn an already owned-bra into a backless bra. This easy hack may not work for bustier women who are a C cup or higher.
Lee warns this DIY is not to be worn if you are going to be moving around a lot. The user wore her creation out to a lunch. Follow these easy steps to transform your brassiere.
Don’t use your favourite bra to do this. It doesn’t have to be new but it should still be able to give you support.
You will need pins, scissors, thread, a and sewing needle. You may want to have a second pair on hand in case you make a mistake.
Cut the band from the strap all the way to the cup.
The band is the material that wraps around your chest. Cut it as close to the edge as possible without puncturing into the actual wire inside. Do this for both sides.
Take the strap and place to the bottom of the cup almost to the middle.
Use a pin to hold the strap down. Do this for both sides. Make sure the tip is not out as you need to try the bra on to make sure the strap gives you the best fit.
Try the bra on and adjust it until it sits right and feels comfortable.
The straps should not be falling and the cup still has to hold the whole breast in.
Once you find the perfect location for the bra to sit on the breasts for maximum support you can begin sewing.
Sew the straps using thread of the same or similar colour to the actual bra itself.
This is what the bra should look like once you are done sewing.
If you worry that the bra won’t support your breasts you can also add fashion tape in the inner cups and inner straps for extra hold.