Something I have wanted to do for a long time was make my own bras. It has always seemed intimidating and I’ve never had the time to sit down and really put the research into it, I felt it needed.
I decided that this year would be the year to tackle this and with my gifted fabric and activity levels ( you can read all about that here), now seemed like the perfect time.
I naturally did lots of Facebook searching, asking other sewing friends their favorites, and finally decided on the Power Sports Bra from Greenstyle Creations, for my first.
The Power Sports Bra has several back options, a plain racerback, a keyhole racerback, or a pocket racerback. Plus a strappy cross back or a strappy U back. For my first I chose the strappy cross back, high neckline, and regular coverage cups.
Since I was making a matching set to go with my capri’s, I used the same fabrics. This Teal Honeycomb from Fabmere Fabrics, and some solid black athletic from my stash.
I have no idea why I waited so long. I think y’all have been holding out on me. 🤣 Not only was this a relatively quick sew, but it fit. I totally expected to have to make a few muslins first, nope. I followed the directions and it fit.
Now, I do want to mention. The measurements given for the elastic for my size, were too small, BUT I did as the pattern said, and checked it around me first, at which point I added 2″ to the suggested length.
I also freaked out that the straps were too short when I tried it on, like instructed. BUT after my freakout, I decided to just go with what I had and see. Not only did they fit just right, but once I added the bottom elastic, it held the back down properly. So if you try yours on, don’t freak like I did, it may just need the elastic band before it sits right.
I absolutely loved the strap assembly! Straps can be such a tedious part of sewing, when you have to turn them, but the way you do these with elastic, they were so fast! In fact, I loved it so much, I’m going to use it for other tank patterns I have. Maybe even for the cross cuffs on the strides next time.
I love this bra so much, I’m even going so far out of my comfort zone, I’m practically jumping off the cliff here, and sharing pictures of the completed set on.
I pulled out a pile of athletic fabrics I had been saving, and ordered some more elastic, and I can’t wait to make another set.
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