Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Halo

(This replaces the instructions from the first edition of Intimately Yours pages 67 - 68)


A halo offers extremely soft breast tissue added support. Use a halo when a power bar and uplift are not enough support.

OUTERHALO

Using drafted upper and lower pattern pieces overlap ½” (note the dotted lines). Draft your outer halo pattern piece as shown with the solid lines. Please note the curve at the under arm is ” in from the dotted line.

INNER HALO

Using drafted upper and lower pattern pieces overlap ½” (note the dotted lines). Draft your inner halo pattern piece as shown with the solid lines. Please note the curve at the neckline is ” in from the dotted line.

Cut 4 of each of the diaper Flannel. Use Trans Web® or other fusible material and fuse together 2 of the inner and 2 of the outer halos. After fusing together merge them at the center using a wide narrow zigzag.

On the inside edges: serge if possible or cover with foldover elastic

Outer edges can be zigzag basted together for ease of stitching to the bra (NOTE: serging will add unwanted thickness).

Bra cup halo is stitched to the bra just prior to the attaching Channeling Part 1.

Stitch bra cup halo to seam allowance ONLY of the lower cup seam. Place underarm corner and center front corner 3/8" below cup edges.

After stitching bra cups into band and BEFORE stitching channeling to cup/bra band seam allowance, stitch Halo to the seam allowance only of the cup/bra band. Be sure to measure ⅜” from the underarm cup and center front area to attach Halo (this must be done to reduce bulk).

The inner and outer area of the Halo does not get stitched into the upper bra cup/strap until Construction Step 11. Mark 1” down from the top of the strap on the upper cup, do not put the Halo tops higher than this 1” mark. The Halo will be sandwiched between the tricot and the “fold over” of the plush elastic. Done properly the Halo will lay in smooth to the 1” mark line.

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