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How to Install Bathing Suit Bra Cups

Add a bra for great fit.
Zig-zag stitch around the cup edges, through the cups and the lining fabric.
Add a bra for great fit.

Add a bra for great fit.

Photo: Sloan Howard

Get a custom fit by making a bra insert for your bathing suit with this extra to the article "Bathing Beauties" found in SewStylish Summer Fashion 2011 on newsstands now.

Purchase separate bra cups and a little extra lining to make your own custom-fit swimsuit bra. Examine your favorite bra or swimsuit to determine the best placement for you.

1) To establish a bra pattern, measure down from the underarm to beneath the bust. Mark a line on the front pattern piece 1 inch (for A and B cups) or 1 1⁄2 inches (for C cups and larger) below this point. Mark the center front. Mark a line on the straps 2 inches above the deepest neckline point.

2) Cut the bra from lining fabric, and mark its center front. With suit side up, position and pin the bra cups to the lining's wrong side. Place the cups 1 inch above the lower edge and 1 inch apart for A and B cups or 1 1⁄2 inches apart for C cups and larger.

3) Zigzag-stitch around the cup edges, through the cups and the lining fabric. Trim the lining away from inside the cup.


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