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Is there an easy way to make a bra smaller on the back?

(7 Posts)
HaPPy8 Tue 09-Jul-13 08:43:45

Just that really - is there an easy way to make say a 32 back bra more like a 30 back or a 28 back? Anything on the market I could buy to do this a a clever way or doing it myself?


Trills Tue 09-Jul-13 08:46:33

If you just shortened the back wouldn't that mean that the edges of the cups were in the wrong lace (under your armpits)?

BoysAreLikeDogs Tue 09-Jul-13 08:57:38

Rigby and Pellar ..(get me!) pinned a back band for me once to get smalled at home (day tripper) it was pinned at the underarms, nearly at the cups but still on backband iyswim. My seamstress auntie sewed the folds for me.

So, get a mate to fold and pin, each side equal. Mind out for pin stabs, natch. Then stitch down each fold firmly. Job done.

HazleNutt Tue 09-Jul-13 09:08:32

yes, google Rixie clip.

StatisticallyChallenged Tue 09-Jul-13 09:48:52

You can get the rixie clip or it is easy to take down one size by removing the clips at the back, cutting a very small amount of fabric and reattaching. Any more than one back size tends to distort the shape too much though.

HaPPy8 Tue 09-Jul-13 09:48:55

Brilliant, thank you!

SorrelForbes Tue 09-Jul-13 12:41:01

Tutorial here

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