over 1 year since our last post, we’re back. thanks to all who have been contacting me over the last few weeks regarding our products, and sorry responses have been a little vague. I’ve just been trying to clear some time in my schedule to meet the renewed demand.
The good news is that I do now have a few days spare so I can get on with a few orders.
Meantime, the last few posts mention that we are now expanding into binders as well, but I never actually posted any photos of the product, so here they are. The black one is without straps obviously but these are easily added as shown.
This design is very simple indeed to make, using some elastic bought online at http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005OXUNB4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and some parts taken from old bras. Hopefully you have these left over from the ‘old’ days, so this is also super cheap and easy to make.
All you need to do is stitch the elastic into 2 layers as shown. The widest elastic I could find was about 3 inches across, so you need the 2 layers or maybe more if you have a larger cup size to compress. (I take a D cup and this just about covers me though).
Stitch these in a series of cross stitches rather than in one continuous running stitch. leave spaces approx 2 inches apart between each cross stitch. This is difficult to show on here but basically where as normally when stitching a straight line your stitches look like - - - - - - - - when doing this make your stitches look like x x x x x all the way to make the 2 pieces join with spaces. (Hope that makes sense).
Then, you’ll need 3 old bras. Cut the clasps off and keep both the eyes and the hooks. Also cut the straps off, but keep the loops where they are joined to the waist band and cups.
Stitch the eyes of the clasp to one side of your elastic, and the loops to the other as you can see above, so that when you wrap this around yourself you can do it up exactly like a bra.
If you don’t need straps to help keep this up, you’re done.
If you do though, put this on first. Get someone to mark for you where the correct position for the straps are on the front and back.
Stitch them into place.
This entire process takes about 2 hours and should cost you about £5. If you don’t have old bras you’ll need the hook-eye clasps and straps separately. You can also buy these online. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Museya-Extension-Extender-Flexible-Comfortable/dp/B00LL3L56S/ref=sr_1_14?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1407007763&sr=1-14&keywords=bra+clasps
I can make these for £17 each plus postage.