As you’ve likely already realized from your experiences with the dozens of cat videos we know you watch every day, a video doesn’t have to be professional to be entertaining, informative, and well worth your while. Well, that’s how we feel about this video. Whether or not you get any information from it, we know you’re going to adore it.
This little old woman has a knack for DIY projects and a camera personality that will undoubtedly remind you of your own grandmother. Even if you’re not into crafty projects or don’t think you need a prosthetic bra, you’re still going to want to watch this video.
In it, a lovely older lady lays her bra out for all to see and explains how she made it into a prosthetic bra on one side at very little cost. Behind the camera is a gentleman we believe is her husband who helps her remember the word “prosthesis” when she forgets and stage whispers for her to “turn it sideways” so the camera can see another angle on her crafty creation.
This is the cutest couple you’ve ever seen. What a dedicated DIYer of a granny, and what a helpful husband! Even if you’re not in need of a prosthetic or aren’t interested in DIYing yours, you need to see this video. On the other hand, if you are interested in trying her money-saving prosthesis technique, here’s what you’ll need to complete the project.
If you want to make this bra, all you’ll need is:
- a bra that fits you
- a tightly woven material, like Spandex, slightly larger than your bra cup
- poly-fil or other micro beads
- a funnel
- a dryer sheet or other anti-cling product
- a sewing machine
This woman’s bra prosthesis project may not be for everybody; some experts recommend a weighted prostheses to help balance the shoulders and chest and keep the bra from sliding up the chest wall during use. But breast prostheses are expensive, and not everybody wants that extra weight hanging off their shoulders.
Even if you are planning on purchasing a professionally manufactured prosthesis, it might be a good idea to try this route first to “try on” the size and shape of prosthesis you’re thinking of getting.
So while this option isn’t necessarily on our “recommended” list for post-mastectomy care, we encourage you to do what works for you, and we’re so glad there are so many options out there for different people with different needs and wants!
This is the cutest couple, and we can’t get enough of them. Check out their adorable teamwork in the video below—and maybe learn a new sewing hack to save some money after your mastectomy!
Elizabeth Nelson is a wordsmith, an alumna of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, a four-leaf-clover finder, and a grammar connoisseur. She has lived in west Michigan since age four but loves to travel to new (and old) places. In her free time, she. . . wait, what’s free time?