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Alterbra

There are several different ways that one can alter a bra.[1]

Knowledge as to how-to alter a bra for better fit is a skill that can come in useful if bra selections are limited for any reason, or if a bra simply doesn't fit anymore. There are band tightening and underwire modification tutorials available online.[2]

Alter cup shapeEdit

Sometimes, a cup may fit the breast in an uncomfortable or unflattering way. There are several ways to fix this.

  • Make a "pointy" cup round.[3]
  • Make a high-cut bra low-cut.[4]
  • Take in the top of a baggy cup.[5][6]
  • Take in the upper-lace section.[7][6]
  • Remove padding from the cup.[8]
  • Make a shallow bra projected.[9]

Alter goreEdit

Alter shoulder strapsEdit

The shoulder straps of a bra may require adjustment, due to discomfort, poor fit, or any number of reasons.

Alter underwireEdit

Underwires can often become painful or prove problematic. However, with a little ingenuity, these issues may be fixed.

  • Fix underwire that pokes the sternum.[23]
  • Fix underwire that pokes the armpit.[24]
  • Fix uncomfortably straight underwire.[25]
  • Cut and tip too-long underwires.[26]

Other alterationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sew Glamorous: "Bra (Band) Alteration - Tutorial"
  2. Bras I Hate: "What To Do With Those Pesky Wide Underwires"
  3. Bras I Hate: "How To Make A Pointy Bra Round!"
  4. Bras I Hate: "How To Make A High-Cut Bra Lower-Cut"
  5. reddit: luftballoons' Marcie Alteration - Good for Conical/Soft
  6. 6.0 6.1 All's Fair in Love and Lingerie: Dealing With A Bra’s Empty Cup Space and How To Make a Plunge into a Balconnet
  7. reddit: MsMandrakeRoot's Taking in a loose upper lace section!
  8. Bratabase: I removed padding from my Deco Half Cup
  9. All's Fair in Love and Lingerie: Customizing Your Bra’s Underwires and Making a Shallow Bra Projected
  10. boobiusmaximus: "A quick post on bra alteration"
  11. By Baby's Rules: "Bra alterations- taking in the center gore & make sure that you have a shit before you check your bust as that can make them big!lowering stabbing wires"
  12. Arabellas' gore-shortening on a Curvy Kate bra
  13. bras knickers and beauty: gore altering
  14. Dressive Curves: "Alterations: Moving Strap Position"
  15. reddit: gideon_mooncat's Moving straps on a bra
  16. Lingerie Abstracts: Bra Alteration: Moving the Straps on the Panache “Idina” Balconette
  17. The Cozy: Bra Alteration
  18. Bratabase: EM Strap alterations - Option 2
  19. reddit: Alteration Report - I am now the proud owner of a 28GG Freya Ivy longline with racerback straps.
  20. Petite & Plentiful: How thow to make racer backo make a bra racerback?
  21. Amazon: Clothing & Accessories › "racerback clip"
  22. The Lingerie Architect: Lengthening Bra Straps
  23. Venusian Glow: "Fixing Underwires That Hurt The Sternum, By Pushing Them Down"
  24. My Curves: "Quick Fix for Pokey Underwires"
  25. Bras I Hate: "What To Do With Those Pesky Wide Underwires"
  26. Cloth Habit: Lingerie Friday: Cutting & Tipping Underwires
  27. Bras I Hate: "Do You Want A Sheer Bra Up To A K Cup?"
  28. reddit: MsMandrakeRoot's My favorite alteration happens to be no-sew, and super easy! Making a two layer bra sheer; just snip out the lining!
  29. Bras I Hate: "Adventures in Showgirl: Curvy Kate's 'Thrill Me' and 'Tease Me'"
  30. Mamas Worldwide: "How to make a regular bra into a nursing bra"
  31. Venusian Glow: "DIY: transform your regular bra into a nursing bra"
  32. Bravado Designs: Bravado Nursing Bra Conversion Kit
  33. Tasha Delrae: Bra to Bathingsuit DIY
  34. Third Shift Arts and Crafts: Experiment time: Can I sew a bra into my bathing suit?
  35. Szmoon: "How to Make a Pokebra"
  36. reddit: SneakyVonSneakyPants' Gaping lace alteration tutorial on a Cleo Poppy
  37. reddit: babywhatgives's Alteration Betsey Johnson Eyelet Lace bra, minus (most of) the lace
  38. A Bra That Fits: Dyed my pink Cleo Lucy orange! by halloweenkitty

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