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Topic: Belly Dance Bra-a work in progress  (Read 2485 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013 08:12:08 PM »

looks great! I need to make a new coin bra, mine is disintegrating. Sad Sweat is not kind to fabric. Gross but true. I just have a hard time finding a base that I like. Did you stiffen the cups? Is it going to be a halter strap?
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013 07:11:38 AM »

Thanks!  I should have picked a better bra...this was a cheapie WalMart special, but the cups started out super stiff, so that was a bonus.  I did reinforce them, though, because I knew I wanted to put a lot of fringe on, and didn't want them to collapse.  They're each lined with craft weight interfacing that's sewn in, and the straps are the same interfacing and a layer of duck.  I'm 90% sure I'm going to do cross back straps on it, to give me a faux-halter line, without putting the weight on my neck.  I'll sew them in the back and then put hooks in the front, which is my absolute FAVORITE trick for getting in and out of a bra easily, on my own.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013 07:08:35 AM »

Nice work!  Would love to see it finished. Are you making a belt to match?
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013 09:03:52 AM »

Thanks!  I am!  I ran out of one of the bead types, but the bra is substantially complete.  I even went ahead and lined it.  I just want to add a few more strands of straight fringe to one of the cups.  I plan on starting the belt this month, when I get the same beads!
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