After looking at all the cute, cheaply priced bras one day, I attempted to once again find one that fit. I did not, but I did decide that it was time for me to address the problem and come up with a solution.
Here is what I did. I am very small through the rib area and larger in the chest. So I need a large cup but a small band size. I tried on several bras and found a cup that fit well. Then I went home and lay my expensive bra on top of my new bra. I matched up the centre point as best as I could and I marked the location of the clasp sections. Then I cut along those marks, resulting in both clasp portions being removed.
Cut off any bits of extra fabric attached to the clasp section. Next, take a seam ripper and open up the back portion of the clasp section. Slide this opening over the cut edge that you made. You may have to tuck in the fabric as it may be wider that the portion you removed. Sew the clasp portion in place. Do this on both sides, making sure that you are attaching the clasps in the proper direction. The circled areas below show where I opened up the seams and inserted the fabric. Hopefully you will have matching thread at your disposal as I somehow ran out of black thread before I started this today!
This is not difficult to do, and I am so excited to finally be able to wear well fitting bras without having to fork over hundreds of dollars.
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