Although the charm of the Afi Exquisite is the balconette shape, there are cases when you want a cup a bit higher. In this post, I will walk you through the steps how to simply perform this alteration. Let’s get started.
First of all, grab all the cup pieces for the Afi Exquisite bra pattern. They come with included seam allowances. A sample cup is here:
The golden rule of any alteration, if you don’t know it by now, is to remove the seam allowances and have the bare pattern pieces. And only then carry on with any changes you want to make. This is no exception, we start by getting rid of the seam allowances. After that, we’re all set with a paper sheet, a ruler, and a pen.
You should now have a cup with a higher neckline. Are you ready to sew a new Afi Exquisite with a higher cup?