Because I don’t like wearing a bra under crocheted garments, I thought of making pockets in crocheted bras as well as crocheted tops and dresses where bra inserts or pads may be placed. I also decided to crochet the bra inserts because they are very difficult to find the in the shops.
I started with an experiment with a sleeveless motif top. I thought of making bra cups and sew them to the inside of the garment (below photo).
But I also wanted to use bra inserts. So what I did was get the bra inserts from the shop, but how to put them onto the garment? I didn’t think it was a good idea to put the bra inserts between the bra cups and the garments (below).
So I decided to crochet a bra cup and sew that to the bra inserts and then sew the covered bra inserts to the garment, photos below.
Today, I crocheted another bra following this quick and easy bra pattern. Then I decided to make my own bra inserts. I want removable bra inserts. So I made a second bra cup and sewed that to the underside of the bra with a gap where the bra inserts can be inserted.
Below are the photos showing the bra pattern and the process.
|This is the pattern for the bra band.|
|Here is the pattern for the bra cup. Make two of these.|
|Here is the assembly guide for the crocheted bra.|
|First, I made this bra using 3mm hook and 4-ply cotton yarn, very soft beautiful yarn, following the pattern shown above in three illustrations.|
|Here is a pocket sewn to underside of the bra cup, showing the opening at the side. This is where the bra insert is inserted.|
|Here, the bra insert is inserted. You can remove the bra insert when you wash the bra.|
|And here is the finished bra! I think that this basic design is also good for making dresses with a structured bodice. Something to try next time.|
I made another bra in beige colour. But this time I didn’t want to tie at the neck so I used a button so that the halter strap can be adjusted to fit. Progress photos below.
|Start with two bra cups and join at the tips.|
|Crochet the bra straps along the side of the cups.|
|Crochet the halter strap, joining at the top of one cup.|
|I sewed a button on the underside of the bra. So the halter strap can be adjusted to fit.|
|This is what the bra looks like reversed, with the little button at one side.|