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Re: Replacing bra shelf foam with horsehair?
Phaedrine wrote:

  This lady needs compression, coverage and structure.

I, too, have a generous bust, but the only time I want compression is
when my boobs are on the mammogram shelf, and I don't need full
coverage.  Bosoms on the half-shell are quite all right for me in
underwear, my outergarments will cover my assets and maintain my
modesty, thank you.  As far as structure is concerned, what I need is
some REAL engineering and cantileverage to give me the support I need.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.







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Then it's a good thing my *solicited* opinion was given to Pora
regarding her customer--- not you.  When we say that a bra gives uplift,
we obviously don't mean the vertical thrust needed to hoist a rocket
from a launch pad into outer space.  By the same token, when we say that
any bra that wraps around the body applies compression, we surely do not
mean the exaggerated and often painful constriction necessary for
radiography--- unless, of course, it is one's intention to hyperbolize.

Phae

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Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI,Shakespeare)

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I'm sorry, I was not aware that yours was the only opinion being solicited.
  When we say that a bra gives uplift,
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No, that wasn't obvious at all from the post to which I was replying.
You made a flat statement with no qualifyers.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

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I never said it was.  Again, you are making an erroneous assumption.

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You might have asked before jumping to the conclusion that I'd somehow
be making a suggestion that was harmful or painful.  Good grief!

Further, I somehow missed your suggestions on how that Pora's bra could
be improved or your constructive rationale on why my suggestions were so
off base.

Phae

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI,Shakespeare)

Re: Replacing bra shelf foam with horsehair?
umm that was all a bit ranty but i would like to add that i was in a
bad mood this afternoon! no offence intended
also i would actually like to find a bra that fits comfortably i've
just never found it hence slight ****ed off ness:-). closest i've got
is comfort without fit.
emma


Re: Replacing bra shelf foam with horsehair?
This comment is not directed to anyone in particular, just to the
thread in general....

It seems to me that this discussion/rant/argument is a very old one...
Fuller figured women do need more support than the less well  endowed,
but unfortunately these ladies are very sadly *underserved* by the RTW
lingerie companies...

This is another example of the industry taking a pattern for something
that works fine in smaller sizes, and enlarging  and enlarging,
without taking additonal factors into account, and changing their
patterns accordingly.  So, the larger busted ladies tend to be
uncomfortable, and have bras that usually do not fit particularly
well.  This is a pretty sad state of affairs no matter how you look at
it...

I do not make lingerie myself, but there is a sweet lady in Australia
who is a real crackerjack at making/designing bras for overly-endowed
customers...   I will have to see if I can locate her, she may have
some suggestions from her experiences...

me



On 30 Jun 2006 15:26:12 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@bigfoot.com wrote:

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Re: Replacing bra shelf foam with horsehair?
Okay, the lady I previously mentioned hangs out on a delphi web-based
message board: Friendly Sewing Forum, Material Gals and Guys..  Her
handle is ComNurse (Pauline).

http://forums.delphiforums.com/sewingfriends/messages

She really has a great deal of experience with this type of bra
problem, and probably could be of assistance.

me
On Fri, 30 Jun 2006 23:01:25 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@invalid.com wrote:

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You hit the nail on the head!  They "grade" bras just like they grade
patterns--- stupidly for the most part.  But, being the outspoken,
intelligent and creative women that we all are, we are gonna change
that!!!  We're all gonna open our windows and yell, "I'm just not gonna
take it anymore!"  ........ uh......well, that works well in a fantasy
anyway. ;)

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Oh now that would be interesting.

Phae

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI,Shakespeare)

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snipped-for-privacy@bigfoot.com wrote:
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I haven't forgotten about your need for lower underwires.  I have a
plunge bra like the one in the Ezi-Sew picture and out of curiosity
measured the wire.  It was a metric 105.  The wire in my regular bra is
a 95.  I don't know if there is a rule to be derived from this.  I
posted a comment asking about this on Beverly Johnson's blog.  We'll
see if there's anything to learn.  But for your sake, I still seems
like a good idea to simply lower the neckline on your best-fitting bra
and snip the wires.  You can leave it fully banded and get pretty good
stability.  What are your thoughts on this?

Pora


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