January 13, 2014


I feel just a tad silly in posting this. It's not my best make ever, nor the most glamorous, but it is definitely useful! Most weekends I don't go out much and a result often find myself on Sunday night still in Friday night's pajamas. It's gross. But I have been trying to be better about at least throwing on clean loungewear each day. My biggest weekend sartorial offence though is my penchant to shed my bra Friday night and not put another on until Monday morning. I'll spare you the boob talk, but let's just say I don't really have the type of chest that can go about braless and still be decent. Anywho, I've been wanting a couple bralets or bandeaus to wear under t's or tanks for a while but they are either way too expensive or just don't fit my chest. So I made one.


The sun had set by the time I took these, so forgive their darkness. The construction was simple (except that I absolutely HATE putting in elastic!) and took maybe half an hour. The fabric I picked up at Joann in the summer of 2012. The over layer is sheer with quite a bit of stretch, while the lining layer is much thicker and less stretchy. Both are some sort of knit and were surprisingly easy to work with. The straps are a total joke! They basically serve no purpose whatsoever, but I like the look. If you want to make your own this is the tutorial I used



The most shameful part of this whole bit is that I cut this out after I bought the fabric. This has been languishing in my UFO pile for over a year! Of course, now that I've made it I can't believe I let it sit there that long, but at least I have it now! Definitely excited to make up a few more of these!

P.S. Here is a little pic of it in action from Instagram. It's so comfy!


  1. I want one so bad also is just so hard to find one my size, do i just gave up but i love yours i hate sitting in the house with a bra on thats not comfortable let alone sleeping in one. but i deal . i guess i beter learn how to sew lol. what a great job and pretty bralette.

    1. Thank you so much! I totally agree, it's ridiculously hard to find them that actually fit if you are on the bigger chested side. So frustrating! Check out youtube though. I did see some no-sew tutorials (i didn't watch them though) while trying to find the video I used. There were even some that used scarves to do a makeshift bandeau!