Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

Make do and mend bras

A friend was purging some of her over abundance of clothes.  I was gifted some bras that she had purchased and wore only once or twice.  I have no idea how much a bra costs because I haven’t bought any since before the “burn your bra” days of women’s lib so I don’t know how much these are worth.

The cup size is just right but she’s smaller around than me so the bras are too tight on me.

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I decided to fix them to fit me better.  It’s simple enough.  I pulled out a bit of elastic I had saved from an old pair of pants no longer usable. The pants were cut apart and the fabric saved to use for other things. Yeah, I’m a bit of a hoarder.  I see value in just about everything.

Make do and mend 2015 003I removed the hook and eye part of the bra then cut a couple pieces of elastic in the length I needed.  Sew the new pieces of elastic to the bra and to the hook and eye sections creating extensions to the circumference of the bra.

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Ta Da!  A nicer fitting bra.  Now if it had been different and the bra was too big for me, it’s a simple reverse process.  Remove the hook and eye parts to cut the circumference smaller then re-attach.  If you don’t know how to sew then you can use a liquid fabric glue or fabric glue tape to do the same job.

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