Ankara Christmas: DIY ankara bralet

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Merry Christmas  Boos! ❤?Hope you are enjoying the holiday, spending time with your loved ones?!  This Christmas is all about my ankara bralet. There was a lot of trial and error, particularly getting the cup shape just so, but I think it worked out ok!

You’ll need:

  • Ankara fabric
  • Pins
  • Zipper
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Template

First, you cut the pattern for the cups. I played around with the fabric to get my size. Cut two set of triangles with curved sides to get the cup for the left and right side.


Cut out two rectangles for the band. Measure around your underbust to get this measurement.

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Sew the curved edges of the triangles together.

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Sew the wrong side two rectangles together. Turn outward to form a nice band.

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To secure the back I attached an exposed the zipper to the ends of the rectangle.

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Pin the left and right cup on the band. Make sure it in place.

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Make two straps and attach it to the tip of the cups and at the back on the band.


Pin and then sew the cups to the top edges of the base fabric.


It should (hopefully) look like this!


As with any cropped piece like this that shows a lot of skin, I paired it with a skater skirt to play down look so it’s not so in your face. I wore this to a Christmas  soirée with friends. Although, before you ask, clearly not the sort of thing you would wear to a family gathering …


Happy DIYing!

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