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Topic: Bramaggeddon (aka Building a better bra)  (Read 63963 times)
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« Reply #220 on: December 07, 2006 08:28:13 AM »

I must confess, I am also knitting at the  moment. No sewing these days... Wink

Holidays are coming.....
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« Reply #221 on: December 07, 2006 09:08:35 AM »

You gals are a bad influence on me.  After another frustrating day of bra shopping (I've recently lost a bunch of weight, which somehow shrunk my band size but not my cup size -- wacky hijinks ensue!), I spent something like an hour last night with my husband, an old bra, and some duct tape.  Our roomie was infinitely amused.  I need to fine-tune the fit a little bit before I start using it for a pattern, but it seems to be coming along ok.  Rather than the usual curvy cup shapes, I think I'll be using sort of a petals-from-beneath piecing technique.  More lift, less torpedoing.

Incidentally, having read this whole thread in one night, I can't keep track of who said what.  I'd just like someone to know that I've picked up the term "Brunhilda Body Armour" and will be spreading it across the land.
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« Reply #222 on: December 11, 2006 04:47:16 PM »

Well, after spending over an hour trying on bras the other day and not finding even one that fit, I went to ebay and bought a Kwik Sew bra pattern.  It just came in the mail today.  So, it looks like I will be sewing over the Christmas break.  Hopefully when the new year rolls around I will have at least one good fitting bra with a pattern to make many more. 

Good luck everybody,
Carmen
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« Reply #223 on: December 12, 2006 03:01:05 AM »

Woop, one can soon join this thread as im making a bra/small bustier in a 34D for my textiles project soon, am very excited!! one of the main specification points is that it is very supportive, ill let y'all know when ive found out how Tongue any ideas apart from boning and interfacing?!? x x x
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« Reply #224 on: December 12, 2006 03:11:30 AM »

Hunny-the power tricot is a big factor in support. Along with using a very sturdy fabric with just slight stretch for the straps. I have made 2 more just haven't had time for pics. A good suggestion is to make your mock up out of tshirt material so you can get it how you want (chances are even if you use a pattern you will still need adjustments) . THen have a go at it! Cheesy Good Luck! Can't wait to see!
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« Reply #225 on: December 12, 2006 01:58:53 PM »

Now, without sounding tooo amaturish (sp?!) whats "the power tricot " ?!? thanks x x
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« Reply #226 on: December 12, 2006 02:24:28 PM »

LOL No worries! That is what I said! Grin lol Most fabric stores can point you in the right direction. And you can order some from sewsassy.com lol Cheesy that's how amateurish I am Wink
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« Reply #227 on: December 13, 2006 10:42:56 AM »

Hi hunny,

welcome to the crazy bra-addicts  Grin

Powernet (or Powerknit) is kind of a stretchtulle. Looks like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64492600@N00/321502783/

Comes in different weights. If you are quite curvy, take a heavyweight one.

You can make really lacy bras und take a skin colored one as lining. Nobody will notice..... Wink
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« Reply #228 on: December 16, 2006 06:56:42 AM »

Hey guys Cheesy I can't for the life of me, remember if this link has been put in here but it gave me lots of ideas :


http://www.andsewitis.net/braclass/class_start.html


Hope this helps everyone! Cheesy
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« Reply #229 on: February 20, 2007 07:13:06 PM »

i've read this whole thread, you guys are amazing! as a 32-34 DDD, i can totally relate & agree with all u guys have said! i mean isn't a large bustline sexy & desirable by society's standards? but why arn't there enough (if any) good options for the well endowed? and bras are so expensive too for such small pieces of fabric& wire!

this is my favorite bra! iv'e had it for around 4yrs, so its past its prime, but i still don't have the heart to chop it up for the cause, but since you've inspired me i'm gonna try and reconstruct a similar one by tracing the pieces onto scrap pattern tissue paper (i save all my tissue paper pattern scraps, they have soooo many uses & its recycling)

link to my fave bra:http://www.intima.pl/biustonosz-lillyets-tre-p-75.html

sadly, i think its discontinued, another reason to make it

also, i just ordered a bravissimo catalog, thanks to whoever mentioned it, they seem to have a really nice selection!
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