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« on: April 21, 2014 04:18:57 PM »

I have been looking at making a bra for a few months now, the main thing holding me back being how complicated they are and that I have a rather large bust. Most commercial bra patterns rarely hit a DD cup, never mind my DDD/F. Finally I really started researching it, and found a few independent pattern makers. I went with a pattern from MakeBra, mostly because it includes a foam lined cup, and the additional structure is something I appreciate.

Over all, it was easier than I thought it would be, just very, very, time consuming. Since it was my first ever bra, it took 13 hours to make. However, Im really proud of it, and it is SO COMFORTABLE. There are definitely spots to improve [I hate foldover elastic], and I will be making more for sure.

As I said, I got my pattern from MakeBra
Elastics, rings, slides, underwire, channeling, foam, and closures I got from Sew Sassy
The cotton and spandex I picked up at work.
Overall this bra cost me about $25 dollars to make! SO much better than the 40+ I spend in stores getting a decent bra.

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014 05:05:15 PM »

Love it, love it, love it!! I really never thought to use cotton for a bra, oh the possibilities.

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014 05:11:01 PM »

Holy guacamole....... this is INCREDIBLE!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014 05:17:58 PM »

Thank you!

@lady4feet: I think it probably only really works if you're doing a molded/foam lined cup, because it kinda calls for structure anyway and cotton has so little stretch. I think in an unlined cup it might not go over super well since then you need the extra stretch from other materials.

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014 12:27:01 AM »

Wow, that's a very cute bra. I don't think i would muster the courage to try to make one, it seems so likely that it would not fit me very well. I admire yours! And it's so much better than all these boring one color bra found at the stores.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014 10:39:48 AM »


I couldn't resist. And it really is amazing, nice job! I would never dare make my own bra.

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014 02:26:25 PM »

I love it! Good job!
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014 03:42:30 AM »

Fantastic! I'd want to show it off all the time it's too cute to wear covered up *lol*

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014 07:03:59 PM »

AMAZING! I love this so much Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2014 05:32:01 AM »

Oh my my, what a great work! I'd totally wear that  Smiley
Time consuming indeed, but it was worth it, I think.
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