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Thread: Quilts are not all I make (bras)

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    I admire your skill...very useful talent to have. Much nicer than store bought (even expensive ones here tend to pop the underwiring or look shabby very quickly).

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    Yes, I do have a pattern. I buy all my supplies from [email protected] 316-684-5989
    Anne came to my area through ASG to teach the class. She has been here several times. Check with her to see if she is available to do a class in your area. It is so worth the money you invest in the class. The pattern she drafts will be your pattern designed to fit your body.
    No, I would not even consider a tute as it would be very long and not fair to Anne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apronlady
    Wow, your work is awesome, especially after the week's post about finding bras to fit properly. I bought 4 with a very good sales rep., and $80 later, they ride up my back and annoy me no end! Making my own could solve this problem, but I doubt they'd end up looking like yours!

    Thank you for sharing!
    Of course they would look different from mine. You would choose different fabrics. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    I need to learn how to keep the underwire from popping out of the store bought ones...any secrets you can reveal.

    Should I sew up the edging before wearing them?
    Take a short tight zig-zag at the end of the underwire point.

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    I am IMPRESSED----those look like "store-bought" to me!

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    Nice looking bras. You do a great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosemaynes
    WOW those all look store bought... that is great when they fit perfectly.
    ditto! They are wonderful!

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    Amazing work!! :)

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    I've never tried the bra making, but do better at briefs/panties. The bras are harder to make.
    Nice work, they look factory assembled.

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    Very, very nice. Pretty too.

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    I too took a course to make bras and corsets... my problem is where do I purchase the materials. Places like Hancocks and JoAnn's do not have the materials needed to construct a bra

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    http://www.ndlnookfab.blogspot.com/

    Here is a link I found that takes you right to the site mentioned. It does look like a couple of workshops are scheduled for any of you lucky enough to be in the right area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy
    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    I need to learn how to keep the underwire from popping out of the store bought ones...any secrets you can reveal.

    Should I sew up the edging before wearing them?
    Take a short tight zig-zag at the end of the underwire point.
    Thank you...I'lll definitely do that. It will help to lengthen the life of them. Those darn underwires have killed a couple of brand new ones lately.

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    Link for doll lingerie, can be modified for other uses.

    http://panty.hanty.net/brassiere.html

    And her profile:

    http://nuno-runo.blogspot.com/

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    Very nice! I burnt my bra a long time ago but when I have to wear one I opt for the Hanes sleep bra. I don't have much to contain in one anyway.

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    Wow! I'm impressed. Your talent is awesome.

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    I started many, many years ago making my panties. At the time there was a local store I could go to for tricot and the elastics. I still make my half slips. Mary Jo's in NC carries tricot and elastic, but I like buying everything in one package from Needle Nook Fabrics. Anne states in her book that she want each person to support their local stores before buying from her. The problem in very few store carry the supplies needed for bras.

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    Those are great, I tried to make one but ended up with two left cups

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    Now thats a good thing! do you make your patterns from old bras? how do you start? do you make other undergarments? would like to try my hand at it as well.

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    I sure saved that site. I am going to look into getting patterns. I am so tired of not having something comfortable and pretty to wear. I use to work in a shop that made bathing suits and made clothes forever before starting on quilts so I think I will be able to figure things out. If I ever get to Kansas again I will be sure to stop into the shop.

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    Have you considered posting a tutorial? It would certainly be a benefit to many women.

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    No, it would take to long and it wouldn't be fair to the owner of the patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia's Grammy
    Yes, I do have a pattern. I buy all my supplies from [email protected] 316-684-5989
    Anne came to my area through ASG to teach the class. She has been here several times. Check with her to see if she is available to do a class in your area. It is so worth the money you invest in the class. The pattern she drafts will be your pattern designed to fit your body.
    No, I would not even consider a tute as it would be very long and not fair to Anne.
    I used to live in Wichita and worked for the extension service and taught sewing. We spent lots of time and money in Needlenook as we taught t-shirts and lingerie classes. I love her and her shop. I've been wanting to take her bra class and now that I live in Tulsa, I might just have to go up there and take it. Thanks for showing the bras. I'm hard to fit (very large) so this would be perfect!

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    Beatiful..I cannot imagine making them. I dont think I have the skill to do it. KUDOS to you

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    Where do you buy the pre package kits? I can never find a bra that fits right. I would like to try to make one if you don't mind sharing the information.You did a really good job on yours.
    Oh I see now that you already posted the information, Thank you .

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