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Considering making my own bras

Old 07-15-2015, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
You might consider having a bra fitting to see if you are actually wearing the proper size bra.

A 38C is still within the "normal" size range.
Yes, have been fitted frequently over the last couple of years. Initially because I had lost a ton of weight but then after just to make sure. Every time I walk into a lingerie section in the store, I get measured before I even start looking.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:57 PM
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I don't think I would attempt to sew my own bra, but I did buy one of those stretchy genie bras and it is so comfy and doesn't make unibooob.......I tried it because I had developed a rash under boobs from regular bra...oh what a relief this is! And first I thought I would get "stuck" trying to put on/take off...not true....great amount of stretch there! I think I'll buy a few more....
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:09 PM
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I signed up for the Crafty class and got the materials, BUT have not tried to make one yet. If I do make one I will post a picture of the creation.
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:45 PM
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Always get a person to help you get fitted. As you put it on bend forward at the waist and be sure the breast are is each cup. Then stand up, hook the back and adjust the straps.. If you have some that still comes out over the top try a larger cup. I worked in a lingerie dept for years and you know we have weight that shifts as we a. That's life!!
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:04 PM
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Many years ago,I made mine. I took an old one apart,making sure where the bias on the fabric was,got hook etc from JAF. I think it would be easier than paper piecing....
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:52 PM
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I want one I can put on with a broken wrist! I'm sure lots of people still make their own, Good luck.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:46 PM
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I just bought underwires from braessentials.com which have absolutely the best price I could find for wires. Plus about five dollars shipping but still the best price. And their sizes matched the old wires I saved from old ready to wear bras. They do not sell much else. For all the fabrics I will have to buy somewhere else. I hope to fit the pattern with these lovely quilt cottons and have batiks to wear every day.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:02 PM
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I broke both wrists. I purchased the genie bar or look at sports bras. They don't have a fastening and are very stretchy. You can pull over your head and adjust into place using finger ends as my thumbs also plastered. The problem came when the plaster cast came off. I spent a week with no bra as I had lost strength in the hands while in plaster. I still wear the sports bras as I find the ones which look like a bra not the ones with a centre back more comfortable than any other bra they are also padded I'm 36b
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Old 07-16-2015, 01:51 AM
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I took the Craftsy bra making class and now I have made 4 bras. I love them. They fit me and don't bother me anywhere. I will not want to buy off the shelf again. There is just such a difference. The first bra you make in the class is really for finding out what changes you may need to make for that perfect " for you" fit. Class is totally worth it!
i bought my supplies through Canada. They had so much available vs what I could find in the U.S. https://www.bramakerssupply.com
the first one I made was a kit. Since then I purchase all items needed in larger quantities.

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Old 07-16-2015, 02:10 AM
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A professional bra fitting is a must. It actually will save you time vs trying to find the right bra by trying all of them on. Yes, they are expensive (for good quality ones) but so worth the investment. Women look better in good fitting bras and clothing hangs nicer. I love Wacoal. $60/each and they last a few years as long as I continue to wash gentle in a lingerie bag and hang dry. I, personally, would not want the challenge of fitting a handmade bra. Plus, i love my underwires. I am a DD.

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