|The extremely short straps of an Ewa Michalak S Ptys (which also didn't fit for other reasons).|
I love me some Cleo bras, but off the rack the straps are way too tight, making a perfectly fitting bra completely unwearable. I figured it would be worth it to try to extend the straps, and I was happy with the results.
What you need:
- Some ribbon about the same width of your straps. I got mine from Walmart for about $1 per spool. Go with something stronger, the ribbed kind not the shiny kind.
- Scissors. You are going to need to cut your straps, but don't worry it's okay!
- A needle and thread.
|The goal. This is my Cleo Bella.|
|Just like this.|
|Sew it together and then you're done.|
A shorter piece of ribbon will be more discrete (hidden almost completely behind the real strap) but will be more difficult to adjust due to the stitched part. The ribbon showing doesn't bother me, so I cut a little more from the original strap and allow more ribbon to show. Do the other side to match, and that is all there is to it! I had no problems when I did it the first time, so I did it on 3 more bras, my Cleo Bella, Ellis, Lily, and Zia.
|It looks great on my Zia with black on black.|
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