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« on: September 27, 2004 09:35:33 AM »

So the big question(s) is ... has anyone here made their own bra? What pattern did you use?  What type of fabric did you use? How did it turn out? Also, did you use underwire? Do you like it better than the store made ones? How much did it cost?


I found this link with some information. http://www.bramakers.com/braclas.htm
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2004 11:04:48 AM »

I have never even considered it............this is a thread to watch.

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2004 01:00:40 AM »

 i've never tried making a bra, but i'd like to, i'd have fun making some pretty racey...er lacey ones ^^'.

  that fact is totally true though. i was shopping in a lingere store for bra's one day and the manager was getting down my size for me. when she got it down she looked at me doubfully and suggested i get a bra fitting. turns out i was wearing the wrong size. i had been buying a 34B, when in fact i needed a 36C  Roll Eyes.

  my bra never really felt that uncomfortable for me, but when she showed me the 'proper' way to put on a bra, you could definately tell the difference. I totally suggest everyone get one of these, ^^ it'll make your day.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2004 09:22:47 PM »

I'm always tempted to go when Victoria's Secret has the free fittings, but I fear it would be an entirely awkward situation. Sooo, I never end up going.
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2004 07:25:47 AM »

i wear a 32C, which is almost impossible to find.  argh.  so i tried to make my own out of a bathing suit top pattern (i've never found a bra pattern)...  if i had remembered to add extra allowances to the pieces to allow for an underwire, it would have turned out fine, but as it is, well... 
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2004 07:48:13 PM »

I've never done it, although I have thought about it, and even gone as far as buying some of the supplies.

I'm not so sure I'll actually do it, though.  It seems like a lot of effort for little result when you can buy them pretty inexpensively at discount stores.  I recently re-measured myself and found I'm not the size I thought I was, so I am finding it much easier to find comfortable bras.  If I was in-between sizes, or had problems finding my size I might consider it, though.  Or maybe If I got an idea for something I wanted that I couldn't buy in a store...  Geez, could I be more wishy-washy about this???

There is a company that makes bra and underwear patterns:

http://www.elanpatterns.com/

and here is a link to a magazine article about bra making:

http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00111.asp

a couple of articles on fitting and measuring:

http://www1.bridesave.com/tips/bratips.cfm
http://plussizebras.org/measure.html

If you want opinions from people who have made bras before, http://www.patternreview.com has a lingerie category (go to Advanced Search and choose pattern type "Lingerie").

Hope this helps!

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2004 08:03:04 PM »

i make corsets and i've made a few thongs and bikinis, but i've never done anything underwire at all, i'll try next month and see what i get


my friends and i celebrated our cup sizes this summer
every year before school starts we go to vics or fredricks and get measured and celebrate by buying expensive bras lol... 34d got me a 55$ very sexy pushup this year lol.. hopefully they are done growing ::scowl::
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2004 08:17:52 PM »

I've never tried this, but here's an article on making a bra pattern from an old bra (once you've been lucky enough to find a good fit):

http://www.sewnews.com/library/sewnews/library/aafashbra/
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2004 10:15:23 AM »

Hey Jess,

Do you think you could use the "twist tie" things you use for the corsets instead of underwire? Just wondering.

Lost Smiley Ann

i dunno.. never thought of it, i don't know if it would be as comfy as a pre-shaped wire, cause underwires actually bend less that corsets do
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2004 09:48:44 PM »

haha yeah, but of course you still have to hunt for underiwre pieces that are the right size.. then again yuo could go to goodwill, get an old bra and steal the wire form it for like three bucks or shape your own outa pliers and a coat hanger lol
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