Dear fellow big boobed small ribbed girls
I got damn sick of trying to find someone who would make bras to fit me, too.
I'm a 34DD. Here in Canada La Senza makes halter bras whose labels say they are in my size. By they ain't in my size. If you are a D-cup you might be able to order from them.
My solution to needing racerback bras was to find a normal one that fit and had a fair amount of slack in the straps, then unstitch the straps from the back of the bra, cross, and restitch.
I assume you could similarly alter a bra to be a halter by finding one that is fairly flat accross the back*** and also has long straps (or just replace the straps altogether) and then unstitch both straps in back, then take one in the front and detatch it altogether and sew the other end of the remaining strap to where the other one was previously attached in the front. Voila - halter bra.
I will caution you: I've never bothered with halters for two very good reasons that you might want to consider:
- They make your boobs look bigger
- All of the weight of your breasts will be pulling down on the back of your neck. I have heard of bigger breasted women (bellydancers actually) custom making halter bras and then ending up with pinched nerves, backpain and numbness from the weight. Just FYI.
I have also been planning on learning to make bras. Check out www.bramakers.com
for resources and materials. Do be cautioned that you will probably have to alter patterns, or combine pieces that weren't meant to be combined if you are a weird size. You can also take old bras apart and use them as a pattern. There used to be an article on the threads website that explained how to do this.
Sorry to commandeer the thread with my bra obsession, but this is something I've been trying to get the nerve up to do for quite awhile. (make bras - not comandeer a thread...)
*** not very clear, probably, what I mean is that the straps are just sewn onto a straight part like this ------- rather than having a back that looks like this --^--^-- where there is extra fabric on top--- screw it - I have been typing my thesis all summer long and am officially inarticulate as hell. I can only explain things in academic jargon and I don't think that patriarchal consciousness and sewing are related.... actually maybe they are. Bleh.