Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Using Woven Fabrics

(New addition for the second edition of Intimately Yours)

Woven fabrics may be used to make bra cups and straps. There are a few things that need to be considered when doing so. You need to have a good quality woven such as quilting cotton, tightly woven silk, or a tightly woven charmuese. These fabrics do not have stretch so they will need to be cut on the bias. Please note that there are 2 biases on a woven fabric and both need to be checked for amount of stretch.

Please note that there are 2 different biases. You will want to use the greatest stretch to layout your bra cups. Cut one set of upper cups as shown and cut 2 set of lower cups as shown. You will also need to cut a pair of straps, DO NOT CUT THESE ON THE BIAS.

The construction will remain the same as if making a bra from tricot.

Anne’s Note: There is not enough stretch on the bias to cut the bra band from a woven use power net for the bra band.

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