Tutorial 03: a bralette upcycled from old clothes

This tutorial is about sewing and decorating a bralette from old clothes.

Tools and materials:

  • A second-hand night dress

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine

  • Threads

  • Beads and sequins

  • Elastics

Inspired by a tutorial video on Youtube: How to Make a Lace Bralette, created by fashion designer Wendy. According to her step-by-step instructions, I cut out the fabric according to her pattern, sew them together and applied embroidery on the bralette.

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It is such beautiful and elegant work, it is hard to see it is from old clothes.

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Details of the embroidery work on the bralette surface.

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I found a black evening dress from our local second-hand store (UFF).

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I cut out the shape of a bralette from the pattern and sew 2 layers of them together.

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Then I sewed the bra accessories.

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Applying embroidery of beads, sequins on the surface

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It is very surprising to compare the final result with its original form, a new life form was born during this creative process.

Even though the making process is slow, it is very enjoyable, meditative and addicting. This is a nice start of my journey, I am looking forward to see what kind of product I will make later on. I love the combination of see through fabrics such as tulle with embroidery!