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Pattern cutting for bras

Missie

Pattern cutting for bras
« on: July 28, 2021, 21:51:52 PM »
I am fed-up of not being able to easily buy bras, and when I can they are generally something not very pretty and you need a mortgage to buy them.  I'm therefore thinking about having a go at making my own.  Patterns seems in short supply for smaller bands larger cup (32G UK size) so I am now thinking about learning to cut my own patterns.  I've requested details on the London college of fashion short course but can anyone recommend a good online course (pattern cutting, not making) and good pattern cutting books.

I know exactly what I want in a bra, just not how to do it.

Thanks.
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

Lachica

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 21:58:49 PM »
Following this with interest as I'm the same size.
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 22:56:22 PM »
I think your best bet is Beverly Johnson.  She has Craftsy classes and looks like she has just released a book on drafting and design.  I have her other two books on cd which are excellent.   Also have her Craftsy classes. 

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Ohsewsimple

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 23:08:42 PM »
Uk outlet for her fabrics, patterns etc. 
https://fit2sew.co.uk/

Missie

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2021, 06:59:56 AM »
Ooh I’d forgotten, I’d got her classes on crafts before it went defunct. I’m not sure what is happening the new set-up. I think I downloaded it so I’ll have to have a little look-see. Thanks for the hint and re her book
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

misschris

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2021, 09:26:39 AM »
Porcelynne - patterns for a good range of sizes and her drafting book is excellent. There is a Facebook support group also.

BrendaP

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2021, 09:37:13 AM »
Definitely Beverly Johnson - are her classes still on Crafty's successor Bluprint?

Also Margreet from Merckwaerdigh.  Explore her blog/website
https://merckwaerdigh.wordpress.com/
and also her Etsy shop

Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

b15erk

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2021, 10:11:39 AM »
Following with interest, this is something I keep promising to do...

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.

HenriettaMaria

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2021, 19:36:41 PM »
Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear by Ann Haggar might be worth a look

Ohsewsimple

Re: Pattern cutting for bras
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2021, 21:28:22 PM »
Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear by Ann Haggar might be worth a look

I’ve got this one @HenriettaMaria and I wouldn’t recommend it for bra making.