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Topic: Bramaggeddon (aka Building a better bra)  (Read 64004 times)
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« Reply #290 on: March 10, 2010 01:46:38 AM »

I've been l;ooking, searching etc for a sports bra or sports bra pattern in a size 36 K. I hate my boobs because it's so hard to find anything to squeeze the damned things into!!

help!!
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« Reply #291 on: March 17, 2010 03:28:31 PM »

Ok i need help!! i have 5 bra's i love (got them @lane bryant when the economy was better) cups are fine, but the sides are shot. ( the sides weren't wide enough for my likeing anyway.) i got supplies from sew sassy last year. ( great products & the cheapest prices) & have finally made a pattern for the sides i like(ya know to hold the "wings" in) the problem i have is the sewing. i have 2 different machines. i've tried different size needles, different size stitches,& different feet. & i'm still LOOSING MY MIND!!!! & i know its not the machines. i'm using powernet & i keep skipping stitches. i asked the guy @ my sewing machine repair shop & he looked at me llike i was crazy. PLEASE HELP!! BEFORE I GO BRA LESS ( A SCARY SITE) OR BREAK MY WINDOWS BECAUSE I'VE FINALLY THROWN THE MACHINES THREW THEM.
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« Reply #292 on: March 20, 2010 02:05:54 AM »

Sew by hand? Roll Eyes
That's my solution when my machine drives me crazy, but I don't know whether it would work for you.
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« Reply #293 on: March 20, 2010 02:23:44 AM »

I don't think sewing by hand would work, because that would take away all the stretch. What stitch do you use? I usually use a tripple zigzag stitch to attach the elastic. I also use low tension.
I hope this helps.
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« Reply #294 on: March 23, 2010 04:19:58 AM »

There actually are handsewing stitches with some stretch in them. I just don't know the names in English---with most of them not even in Czech. I just experiment with it.
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« Reply #295 on: February 04, 2012 11:57:14 PM »

I'm a 34K.  Shocked
Anyone know where I can find a pattern?
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« Reply #296 on: February 06, 2012 04:15:05 AM »

Read the thread. There's lots of info on where to obtain patterns and how to make them in the thread.
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« Reply #297 on: February 06, 2012 09:35:57 AM »

Read the thread. There's lots of info on where to obtain patterns and how to make them in the thread.
I did. Perhaps I missed it? Every link I can find for patterns does not go up to a K cup.
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« Reply #298 on: February 10, 2012 04:50:11 AM »

If you have an existing bra that fits, take it apart and make a pattern. Barring that, you need a pattern with a 34 band and the equivalent cup size belonging to a 34k.

What you need to understand is that the cup size for a 34k is the same cup size as a 36j which equals the cup size of a 38i (are "i"s used where you are?), which is the same cup size as a 40h, which is the same as a 42g = 44f = 44e = 46d = 48c = 50b

With the caveat that I don't know exactly how the bra size works where you are, as in whether a ddd=f or the bra size progression goes d dd ddd e f g - that'll make a difference - but this gives you the general idea.

So if you have a pattern for a bra cup for a 48C, you can cobble it together with a 34 band size and make necessary adjustments.

There are also links upstream on resources that teach you how to make your own bra pattern.
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« Reply #299 on: February 10, 2012 08:56:00 AM »

Thank you, LMAshton. That certainly helps.
I have the bra makers manual on request at the library, and I'm currently searching for patterns.

I have one bra. I got it at a lingerie shop. I need a 34K but all they had was a 34H so that's what I've been wearing for a year. My cup still runneth over, and this is from a bra shop. *sigh*
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