I love these bras but, like a lot of bras, they do not sufficiently cover my side boob. Yes, I said boob because that is what I call the extra that escapes under my armpit. When I was young, I didn’t have this but as I aged, my little…er not so little…birdies drifted. I have found very few bras that address this issue. Even bras that are made for plus-sized women aka curvy women do not amply cover this area.
I ordered these bras and loved the way they fit everywhere but under the arm pit. Nothing looks worse that putting a shirt on and having and overflow over the side of the bra. It is noticeable. I notice it so I imagine other people do too. I thought there must be someone who has invented something to fix this or maybe a pattern online that I could download and sew onto my bras but I could not find anything so I started cutting out crescent shapes and looking in the mirror until I made the right shape. It was harder than I originally thought it would be.
It is sloppy. I know but it worked for me. I had some white lycra and cut out four pieces.
Unfortunately, I didnt take photos of my process but plan to do this to a few more bras in the future so I will add photos when I get to those.
The first thing I did, after I swtiched my needle on my machine, was sew the upper part of the shape. I put two pieces together. There is no right or wrong side to the white lycra I used. I sewed it together. My feed dogs on my sewing machine are hungry beasts so any kind of stretch fabric gets eaten and shredded by them. I have tried using a walking foot but it still gets caught up in the feed dogs so I put paper underneath the fabric as I sew and just rip it away afterwards. Sometimes, this messes with my stitches but it worked for this.
I turned the sewn piece right side out and sewed the other edge closed. The raw edges looked ugly but who is going to inspect the inside of your bra? I really should have done a zigzag stitch to make it look better but I am lazy sometimes when it comes to things I do for myself. If this was for someone else, I would have made it look prettier.
I pinned it to the inside of the arm hole and sewed along the seam underneath the lace.
It looks weird on my dress form but fits me perfectly.