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I need to modify some of my bra's because I have a short body and full bust. The problem is wearing strappy tops and other sleeveless type tops with my bra's. I cant stop the bra straps from falling out. Even when I hunch my shoulders they are barely tight but I cant move around with my shoulders hunched all the time.
Try making an S shape with a bit of the strap that doesn't lie on your shoulders (otherwise it would be uncomfortable) and stitching it down firmly at each side of the "captured" strap.
I have used this method to shorten shopping bag handles and it works fine, so might be a solution for your problem.
What I do is cut off the excess length and restitch the ends together.
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thanks I did the S shape trick and it worked ok, in truth the straps are worn and stretched a bit but they get like that after only a month or so because on new bra's I have to have them fully tightened so they cant give much before falling down. Now I can wear my bra's much longer now.