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Where to start?

Roger

Where to start?
« on: October 22, 2017, 21:57:17 PM »
Hi!

I know... I’m a bloke, (so I haven’t looked around on this board... that seems a bit too prying) but the Mrs is into Belly Dancing so I’m looking for a book or some reference materials on bra fitting for a busty lass (32FF) as I’m looking at some fitted choli, and similar.

Thank you in advance!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Marniesews

Re: Where to start?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 00:50:37 AM »
I've a feeling we've got someone who makes costumes for belly dancers in the dance section so it may be worth asking this question there too.
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Roger

Re: Where to start?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 09:03:44 AM »
Thanks Jackie! I’ll try over there too!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

b15erk

Re: Where to start?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 11:57:30 AM »
Not sure if this is helpful Roger, but I've been on the Jalie website, and they have lots of dance patterns.  Plenty of fitting and construction information too - although not sure about bra fitting.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Roger

Re: Where to start?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 16:10:28 PM »
Thanks Jessie!

Jalie looks really helpful! Lots of good patterns too!

A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Sewbee

Re: Where to start?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 16:27:54 PM »
Roger: here's a blog with an article about making plus-sized bras. There are tutorials and suppliers listed on the left hand side:

http://muffett.blogspot.co.uk

Here's another blog, this time by Debbie Cook who is plus-size. She has a great blog. Here's her section on lingerie. Scroll down past the panties until you get to bras. The initial photos are missing but the good stuff is below that.

http://stitchesandseams.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/lingerie

HTH

Roger

Re: Where to start?
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 19:31:51 PM »
Thank you Sewbee,
That’ll be really useful!

A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Where to start?
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 20:20:37 PM »
Nothing of any help to add, but is it just me who's imaging the fun Roger and Mrs Roger will have with the fitting of this project?   :P :D

Roger

Re: Where to start?
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 20:30:45 PM »
 :D Mrs R is very respectable... and !always! wears a vest! ;)

Besides it’s all in a days work in the costuming and IT dept...

A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132