I get it you guys, you want, no, you demand a supportive nursing bra. You are sick of the sagging, spreading,acreage of mammories that are nobly bearing several tankards of milk for the child your body produced. I hear a constant battle cry for sexy affordable underwear for us regular people who have gestated human beings and would like to feel good about ourselves.
Out of desperation, I bought myself an ungodly expensive nursing bra that I won't mention the name of although I will say it rhymes with "bake" (pun intended) it has a nice wide underwire that supports my jugs nicely, with the slightly unhandy side affects of giving me a nice round of breast infection every single time I wear it. ugh, aint nobody got time for that!
So I ordered another "Bake" bra that promised to be so comfy I would be able to sleep in it. However I am not even able to wear it half a day! It leaves mini speed bumps around my entire torso.
Perhaps you would you like to hear about the incredibly comfortable one I bought from (rhymes with) Lindred Ravely, it was incredible the first time I wore it, smooth, soft, stretchy and supportive by smashing my breasts against my ribs. Still, it was better then nothing until the baby projectiles down into the valley deep. We both needed full clothes changes. Which meant the bra got washed. Oy ! That bra wasn't meant to be washed. It shrank into a shriveled little ball with zero support. It basically became a nipple bandaid.
I was totally at my wits end. It seemed to be too hard, too much to ask for that one who needs support is given none. So once again I returned to my old faithful Victoria's Secret. I tried on 6-10 different bras while an older biker stood outside the dressing room giving a older woman, loud explicit bra advice. She "showed" him each trial bra much to my distress as I hurried to and fro from the racks to the dressing room.
When I discovered the light weight Sports by Victoria bra, I knew I had a winner. Support, shape, lift, and best of all it was a breathable pullover style which I love. I sized up one size in the band for comfort. I highly recommend you try on in store before you buy. The cups only go up to DD which is a real bummer, however the way they are designed gives a lot of forgiveness. Like DD to a G level of forgiveness.
Ok. So let's do this. I assume you want to uncross the straps like I did.
Prepare for a lot of pictures.
All the supplies you need. Two pieces of elastic, (will vary how much you need from person to person. measure from the bottom of the cup to the top of the cup to find how much you need. allow your measuring tape to follow the contours of the bra) 2 sets of nursing clips and of course the bra you intend to convert.
Cut the straps 1 1/2 inches from the base of the band, and uncross the straps.
Attach your nursing clips by folding the straps through the clips and sew a straight line across several times for extra strength.
Carefully sew the elastic to the bottom-side of the bra cup. Trim it close.
Finish by sewing the last band onto the top of the clip that's already attached to your elastic. See the pic above for reference. Note how the straps are uncrossed.
And just that simple, with a few scissor cuts, and 8 little straight lines, you have yourself a marvelous nursing bra.
If you buy these bras now, you will be able to bundle the amazing workout capris/leggings for around $60. The workout capris/leggings have a pocket for your phone and are incredibly comfortable.