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Topic: Bramaggeddon (aka Building a better bra)  (Read 76611 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2006 11:14:37 AM »

Mieka,
do they go around the states? Do they ever come to Georgia??? That is a darn good deal!!!!

I really don't know.  I know that when I was part of the Corpus Christi ASG Chapter she had enough demand to come teach and then again when I was just moved to the Austin Chapter.

I think Georgia has a chapter of ASG (you can check and see if there is one close to you through their website http://www.asg.org/) and you could ask there.

I'll ask if there is any info over the Austin asg list but there may not be any word for a while.

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Apparently you can call and ask where she's teaching next,

Needle Nook Fabrics
2714 Boulevard Plz
Wichita, KS 67211

(316) 684-5989

and apparently she'll be teaching in my area (austinTX) in spring if enough ASG folks sign up. (starts stashing pennies)

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« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2006 01:51:28 PM »

Thanks Mikaiyawa ! I called and left her a message!
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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2006 03:24:47 PM »

Supporting a small business-person. and if she gets enough interest maybe she'll put her bra kits in an on line store.

you are very welcome.

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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2006 06:58:23 PM »

I'm also glad to see this thread. 

Another issue for me is that not only am I large and low  Wink but, since I've passed 30 awhile back, I'm no longer all that firm.  I'm actually pretty squishy  Grin.

According to the "rules" I should be wearing a DDD (E, whatever) cup with a very large band number.  But when I try these on I just sort of float in the cups.

Do you think it's better to go to a smaller band size and keep the DDD (which is smaller in the smaller band) or stay with the recommended band size and come down in the cup?

BTW, I have trying on different sizes when I can find them but, due to the large numbers, they're hard to find so that route hasn't been very helpful.
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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2006 07:38:58 PM »

Do you think it's better to go to a smaller band size and keep the DDD (which is smaller in the smaller band) or stay with the recommended band size and come down in the cup?
Hmmm, when you've tried on bras, which one is more comfortable? I think sometimes a smaller cup is better for breasts that aren't that firm, but it depends on how much 'overflow' you get. You don't want the Quadruple Boob Effect! And it also depends on exactly how your body is made and the style of bra. Brafitting is so complicated!
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« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2006 08:39:59 PM »

Hi! I've been searching for all the bra making threads I can find, as I'm a 34DD and usually I can only find 36DD. When I do find them, they are a gillion dollars and ugly. I found this one, after reading 4 pages of mostly useless, really old threads. It's pretty good, somewhere on page 3 someone mentions a book by LeeAnn Burgess, which seems to be a good investment if someone has enough guts to actually make their own bras.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=13909.0
I think if I muster up the courage to go bra shopping one more time and have the usual results, I will come home and order this book after I eat a quart of ice cream and finish crying.
Here's the link for LeeAnn Burgess's website http://www.beautifulbras.com.au/.
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« Reply #36 on: September 02, 2006 12:56:48 PM »

This book is in Threads magazine this month.  It's not cheap, but might be worth it.

http://www.bramakersmanual.com/
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« Reply #37 on: September 02, 2006 09:51:33 PM »

"http://www.andsewitis.net/braclass/class_start.html  Australian, but has good links and written instructions with photos.  Some links are dead :-("

Which links are dead?  I. Must. Fix. Now. Huh
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« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2006 10:30:43 PM »

I dont know if its relevant, but these are the big thing in Australia right now:

http://www.fantasylingerie.com.au/sexy-lingerie/adult-lingerie/U-BRA.html?aid=2402&gclid=CJii2o7z9IYCFQ5_UAod-F8YaA

It may not be relevant, but I was just reading about the purpose of bras like that today. They often have interchangable straps and are meant to be worn with plunging necklines. The U-shape apparently works in conjunction with the underwires for shape and support. I've never tried one on, but I am definitely intrigued by them.
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« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2006 01:57:28 PM »

It may not be relevant, but I was just reading about the purpose of bras like that today. They often have interchangable straps and are meant to be worn with plunging necklines. The U-shape apparently works in conjunction with the underwires for shape and support. I've never tried one on, but I am definitely intrigued by them.
They are intriguing, but I'll admit, I still don't see how they would work. If you're wearing a super-low neckline though, I guess it's better than nothing! Smiley
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