Day 3 is all about the frame! We will work on prepping the front frame, as well as adding our cups.
A few helpful tips and reminders:
- make sure your lining and main front frames are wrong sides together when you baste them
- make sure your cups and frames are right sides together when you attach them together
- don’t forget to match up your notches
- you will need to ease (lightly stretch to fit) your cups into the frame
- double check to make sure you frame size matches your cup size!
- cups will be attached to frame with 1/4″ seam allowance
- you can add elastic where cups are attached to frame for added support; see bottom of page 13 in your Lana tutorial
Note: If you are doing the lace option, or have already attached your side cup elastic on fabric versions, you will attach your cups after you attach the band and the remainder of the armhole elastic; this will give you a cleaner finish where the side cup and band meet. The written tutorial only shows the lace versions being constructed this way, but I attached my FOE this way in yesterday’s video as well so I wanted to make sure to clarify again today for those that may have done the same. I would really only suggest using this option for fabric versions if you’re trying to use up those smaller scrap pieces of FOE or picot elastic. In case you’re working ahead of me, both the lace option and the fabric with side cup elastic option will follow the lace option directions in the written tutorial. 🙂
Ready to start sewing?
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DAY 3: PREPPING FRAME & ATTACHING CUPS
DAY 4: BACK BAND, CENTER SEAM, & BAND ELASTIC
DAY 5: ARMHOLE ELASTIC, BACK CLOSURE, & ADJUSTABLE STRAPS
DAY 6: GRETA
DAY 7: WINNERS ANNOUNCED
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