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« on: May 27, 2011 05:58:53 AM »

I recently made these. The one with the blue lace has underwires, the salmon one doesn't. What I love so much about making lingerie is working with all these pretty laces and trims. And you don't need a lot of fabric  Smiley







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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011 06:05:08 AM »

What a great way to get the perfect fit! Awesome job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011 06:20:22 AM »

very nice! My goal is to give this a try too! I have all the materials...now where to find the time....
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011 07:06:59 AM »

WOW~

Just saw something on tv (maybe Sunday Morning on CBS?) about how handmade bras like this sell for about $150 in France. And those were just mass-produced (still by hand, but without any reference to their future owner's physique).

Bespoke and beautiful bras could be the next "boutique" item out there...
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011 07:23:25 AM »

I love these! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011 07:40:21 AM »

I LOVE the salmon one. Does it offer enough support. Do you use a pattern, or have you self drafted. I keep telling myself I'm going to start making my own.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 07:48:03 AM »

These are stunners.  I love that you made a "wireless" model, too.  I shelled out $40 for a bra-making kit from etsy, and the instructions and materials list were so vague that my attempt was laughable, pitiful, and completely unwearable. 

Gorgeous.  How did you learn how to do this?
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011 07:59:56 AM »

As someone who is right on the cusp of having to have custom-made bras I must say that this is completely and totally awesome! I've read various tutorials but somehow just can not get wearable results. Do you have any links to good tutorials and/or tips of the trade?
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011 03:35:52 AM »

I'm in awe, i love these, so perfectly made.
I'm going to have to go down this route myself, but dont have a clue where to start Cry
All the highstreet shops have minimum sizes of 32"...i need a 28", they're all so exspensive..
If you dont mind me asking, Do you work from a bought pattern? or make it up yourself?.
I have taken patterns off ones i have..but its confusing haha.
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011 04:10:13 PM »

I LOVE the salmon one. Does it offer enough support. Do you use a pattern, or have you self drafted. I keep telling myself I'm going to start making my own.

As someone who is right on the cusp of having to have custom-made bras I must say that this is completely and totally awesome! I've read various tutorials but somehow just can not get wearable results. Do you have any links to good tutorials and/or tips of the trade?

Hey, sorry for being so late with replies. Since I have a B-cup, yes there's enough support Tongue  I would't recommend it for larger cups.
I didn't use a commercial pattern. The easiest way I've found is to take apart 1 side of an old bra and start from there. It still takes a lot of trial and error to get the fit right. The sewing itself is not that hard. If you can sew on elastic, then you can make a bra. I would recommend starting with sewing a couple of panties first to get the hang of it.
Check out the bramageddon thread for lots of info.
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=116298.0

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Yes, I'm from Belgium and I'll probably move back in a couple of months. I miss it Tongue
I followed a course in Roeselare for making lingerie (syntra-west) in case you're interested and live around there.
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