Measuring Cup

Q: How much fun can you have with a piece of satin and a measuring tape?

A: Well, lots as it turns out! Read on...

I have a little list of projects that I work through methodically. But every once in a while, something catches my eye and screams out that it needs to be made into something immediately, thus upsetting the whole schedule. This happened this week, when a trip to my local fabric store for a new tape measure took a surprising turn.

Accuracy counts!

As you can see from the photo, my tape measure (the white one) is not accurate anymore, both the yellow tape measure and the ruler below show this to be the case. It's not far out, but enough to warrant a replacement. Enter the yellow tape measure, which is actually ribbon! How cute is that!?

Instantly, I knew what this ribbon needed to be used for and a quick design sheet was drafted to work out the details.

Measuring Cup Design Sheet.JPG

Then, it's time to get to work!

I wanted to make a 'minimizer' bra this time. Less cleavage and oomph, but without squishing my breasts. I therefore amended a pattern that I had and opted for a foam cup with black satin and this fun ribbon trim.

I made the bow for this bra, using the fork method; the fork in this picture is a cake fork from my wedding. Here's a link to a You Tube video that explains the fork method for making bows, super handy if you want something non-standard.

Fork bow.jpg

The accuracy of the ribbon provides the added bonus that I now have an excellent point of reference when buying cup trim for any bras for myself; I just add up the inches and I'm all measured up, which gave rise to the perfect name for it -'Measuring Cup'.

Measuring Cup Bra

I love it! Such cup runneth over (but not in a badly fitting bra way!)


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