Make my own bras

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aav
aav Posts: 191 Forumite
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edited 29 August 2023 at 4:32PM in I wanna buy it or do it
I have been thinking about it for years and have decided to take the plunge. I want to make my own bras. First just for me to see how it go but you never know maybe open a business in the future. I espically want to make them for the larger lady. So any advice or website would be great. I have tried searching myself but have found nothing.

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  • Little_John
    Little_John Posts: 4,033 Forumite
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    A coulpe of tupperwear tubs and some elastic between them and round the back.

    Wont do much for your figure but will keep what you have fresh:rotfl:
  • aurora_borealis_2
    aurora_borealis_2 Posts: 13,477 Forumite
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    Egg cups for me :o

    Are you a specialist seamstress then? Bras look very complicated :confused:
    de do-do-do, de dar-dar-dar ;)
  • aav
    aav Posts: 191 Forumite
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    Egg cups for me :o

    Are you a specialist seamstress then? Bras look very complicated :confused:

    No but it is something that I have always wanted to do. Any help would be great.
  • Js_Other_Half
    Js_Other_Half Posts: 3,116 Forumite
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    Have a look at this site:

    http://www.bramakers.com/

    I found this book too, but it is also american:
    http://www.bramakersmanual.com/

    There seem to be summer school courses run by various colleges which might be worth considering? eg:
    http://www.kcc.ac.uk/info/courses/scripts/section.php?action=course&ssid=159

    Found a manual you can buy from husqvarna - 'making beautiful bras' for £19.99
    http://www.husqvarnastudio.co.uk/mailorder/books/desmaking.htm

    hth
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  • barjam_2
    barjam_2 Posts: 1,667 Forumite
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    aav wrote:
    I have been thinking about it for years and have decided to take the plunge. I want to make my own bras.

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: no one picked up on the 'plunge' bit:T
  • madauri
    madauri Posts: 636 Forumite
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    Thank you, Js_Other_Half, I've been looking like mad for elastic lace and trims because I'm trying to make some bras myself.
    Aav: I don't have any patterns or anything, but I'm using a technique that you might want to try: i've got this bra I really love because it's so comfortable, but it's ready for the tip now. So I've dismantled it all and made patterns out of the pieces so that I can make a new one that is exactly the same. You can try with any garment, even if it's new, provided you check carefully what you do and the you just reassemble it all again. Plus, you only need to undo half of it for this purpose.
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