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.
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.
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.
I 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.
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.