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DIY: How to Sew a Lace Bra for your Doll
Greetings wonderful viewers, In this article, I am going to give you a free pattern for a fun, easy, DIY craft tutorial on how to sew a beautiful lace bra for your doll.
But first I am going to tell you a story before we get started.
I always wanted big breasts like all of the women in my family. The breasts goddesses blessed my mother and my maternal and paternal grandmothers. I envied them.
I didn’t realize that there are advantages for having small breasts. I wore elegant evening gowns with spaghetti straps, skimpy bikini tops and bottoms, and tube tops. I would look at my small pointy, breasts and beg them to grow.
While pregnant with my son, my breasts became enormous. With my second pregnancy, they grew even bigger. After giving birth to my children, my breasts never shrank down to their pre-pregnancy size.
All of my cute bikini, tank, and tube tops could no longer fit. I was mortified. My new enlarged breasts were sweaty, heavy and cumbersome. I can’t wear business blouses or any of the cute summer clothes I use to wear prior to having my children.
The lesson that I am learning the most about life is that you should always appreciate and find value in what you have. The older I get, the more I realize that my beauty is not the size or shape of my body --it’s the confidence I exude by focusing my attention on complimenting and appreciating others. People love you because of how you make them feel about themselves. But you can’t give anyone a quality that you don’t own for yourself.
It’s almost like… the more I love and accept myself for who I am, the way I am, the more I am able to not only be an example of self-love—but extend this love to others by openly complimenting and recognizing the beauty in others.
If I had known that one day my little pointy breasts were going to change forever—I would have appreciated them more. I wouldn’t have beg than to be anything other than the size they were—because they were perfect—but I didn’t know it at the time.
I learned my lesson. I love my triple Ds because this is a part of my female human journey. I don’t wish they were smaller. They nursed my daughter. I love them.
•Flower decorations (optional)
•Hooks, Velcro, or buttons
Pin each of the 2 halves together.
•Sew your sides together. Good side to good side.
•Then hem around the edges for a more polished look.
•This is what your 2 halves should look like when you have finished sewing.
•Now measure your lace to cover the inside edges of your bra, and around your doll’s shoulder to the middle of her back.
Carefully pin the lace in place. I use a simple single stitch. Lace is delicate and stays in place easily.
I like to sew the bottom edges together in the middle.
•Measure the lace to sew on at the bottom of the bra to fit your doll.
•This is what your lace bra will look like on the inside
•Attach a hook, Velcro, or button at the end of the lace to hold the ends together.
Once your lace bra is attached, glue or sew on a bow or other decorations. Because my dolls are made of cloth, once I position my bow with a pin, I take the bra off of my doll before gluing the bow in place.