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« on: March 12, 2013 07:37:01 PM »

I like wearing simple bralettes or the Genie bra most days, however, I prefer my boobs be hugged by this guy:

http://www.hanes.com/clothing/women/bras/wirefree-bras/hanes-comfortflex-fit--153%3B-contoured-shaping-wirefree-bra

It's just stretchy cups (not molded) in sizes small, medium, large, etc.  It makes your boobs look awesome, is supportive and so comfy.  

However, as you can see, it's not the cutest, and makes me feel a bit like I'm wearing a training bra, as I've only found it in stores in white and tan.  I want to make a similar bra in all sorts of colors and patterns.  Can anyone point out a tutorial or materials on how to make them?  I am thinking of buying another and cutting it up, but I have no idea what it's made of.  The outside looks like cotton jersey, it's finished with FOE, but the cups are the part I am most befuddled with. Most bra instructions I read are for a full cup boned bra or bralettes, and most want you to go out and buy cups, but I've never seen cups like this.

And, if anyone knows what the genie bra is made of/how to make a similar one, let me know!  I don't know if a home sewer can replicate the seamless center ruching but I am game to try!
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013 11:04:18 PM »

I don't know about the Hanes ones but I've felt a Genie Bra and they feel a bit like Lycra to me. It doesn't have a fiber content on it? Most garments do because some people have fiber allergies.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013 06:07:20 AM »

To me it looks like this type of bra is knitted in a certain shape on an industrial machine. I don't think it will work out with normal stretch fabric, because it will not give the support.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013 03:05:26 PM »

The fiber content is poly/spandex, I can find similar but not the same type of materials.  I do think it is knit on a speciality industrial machine.  Sigh.  Thanks guys.  Going to get to work seeing what I can come up with on my own, we'll see!
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