Help with Bra Making

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Hello I am having a problem with making a bra for myself. Been sewing
awhile but my measurements for a bra are hard to fit. Here are my
measurements  Chest 44"
Bust 53"(in the best bra  i  have atm which does not fit well at all)
Rib/midriff 40.25"
I made a test bra using WL-60 Underwires and Based the cups off a 10"
circle. The band seemed like it  fit OK  but  the cups were still WAY too
small.  Any suggestions for making/fitting a cup pattern that large. It is
very hard to fit as i work as well  as i cannot pick my boob up where its
supposed to go  hold it  there and fit  at the same time. Any help would
be much appreciated.
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Re: Help with Bra Making


MsTommiee wrote:
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Some garments just don't lend themselves to DIY.  Buy one
that fits and cut it apart to make a pattern:

http://www.onestopplus.com/Plus-Size-Extended-Size-Bras.aspx?DeptId=14249

http://www.barenecessities.com/catalog.aspx?nxs=31&size=13572&style=&vendor =

http://www.brasmyth.com/shop_dept.php?deptid=157

http://www.jms.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce/ExecMacro/BraFinderResult.d2w/report?Bra_Size=58J&tqty=1&feature1=&feature2=&feature3=



Re: Help with Bra Making


nobody wrote:
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What she said.  That's what eventually worked for me.

If you are not up to cutting one up and creating a pattern yourself,
there is someone in Australia who will do it for something under $50 but
I forget how much, and there is also someone in Canada who will do the
same.

Re: Help with Bra Making


Do you know the name of the person in Australia please?

Thank you
Katherine - Sydney


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Re: Help with Bra Making


jones wrote:
Samanatha Hill Wrote:

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Here is one:
http://shop.beautifulbras.com.au/store/products/item114.inetstore

and
http://www.bramakerssupply.com/site2009/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=7&cat=Full+Band



Reply: Help with Bra Making


Several years ago, THREADS magazine published an article called The BRA
Dilemma.  I printed it out, so in case, I can't find my favorite one for
sale.  I believe it is still in their archives.  Check it out at:
Www,threadsmagazine.com

-- Emily



Re: Help with Bra Making thank you



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http://www.bramakerssupply.com/site2009/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=7&cat=Full+Band
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Re: Help with Bra Making


nobody wrote:
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That's her.

http://www.bramakerssupply.com/site2009/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=7&cat=Full+Band

She is in Canada, I believe.

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