Today we’re working on steps 6 and 7, which are sewing the side seams and lower band. The video today shows sewing the side seams, lower band, lower band elastic and talks about finishing the straps… you know, if you want to jump ahead 😉
Remember when using a fabric with more than the recommended stretch (over 30%) you may need to adjust your band and straps pieces. Super stretchy cotton lycra with 4 way strech may not feel as tight as a lace with only 30% stretch. The lower band, unlike a traditional bra, isn’t the main support so isn’t designed to be very tight. The elastic is tighter than the band to add the support.
Can you believe we’ve almost completed our Bridgette?? Tomorrow we’ll be finishing up by adding the nightie skirt or finishing the bralette and adding our straps. Nicole will show us her strapy hack. We’ll also be sewing out Victoria’s up tomorrow. Both options are so quick you’ll be able to do it in one sitting 🙂 Make sure to post in the Facebook group and show us your work in progress!!