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Partially padded bra

Added Apr 27, 2010

by fiefje

The Hague, Nethe...




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Red lycra and black lace partially padded bra.
The middle front is lower and the cups are lower than the original.

Material Notes

Heavy lycra and lace




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins

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    Mar 29, 2012, 10.02 AMby lusete

    Sorry to ask.. but which pattern would be for a 34E – UK size? Lusete

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      Apr 7, 2012, 05.15 PMby fiefje

      Pattern #3 is for 32F, to change it to 34E, make the band 2 cm longer in the back. Depending on the brand you wear, pattern #4 with no change in the band might be a better fit.

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    Mar 27, 2012, 09.22 PMby Flumbo

    Hi! I LOVE this red/black version and would love to make the very same. Since I’ve never made a bra myself, may I ask you: what exactly do I need to change in the downloaded pattern? Am I right in assuming that the black part has less hight and obviously the “triangle” between the cups as well? How many centimeters would you suggest for a 75F? Also, what fabric do I pad it with? Any help is GREATLY appreciated! I do admit that this info is likely to be provided somewhere, in advance my apologies for not sensing it :-) Thanks.

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      Apr 7, 2012, 05.21 PMby fiefje

      Pattern #4 is for 75F, so no changes would be needed. If that is too small and you want to use pattern #5, you would have to make the band 2 cm shorter in the back. It is most likely not necessary to change the triangle in the middle, because I already drafted the pattern for larger cup sizes.
      In the Netherlands there seem to be relatively many people who make their own lingerie, so we have good shops for materials here. The material I use to pad bras with is called “padding”. If you can’t find it, I think stitching several layers of a thicker fabric together would work.

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      Apr 9, 2012, 04.11 PMby Flumbo

      Hi! Thank you so much for your reply. After re-reading my last post, I realize that my questions weren’t clear. I had already downloaded pattern #5 and am quite happy with it. I am reffering to your input above that the cups are lover and the middle front, supposedly compared to the blue/green lace original. Now all I was wondering was how much lower the black lace was compared to the blue/green original.
      I checked on paddings a few days ago and were shown all kinds of thicknesses: from very thin to winter jacket thick :-) However, I bought something which I trust should work. Now only the lace issue remains. :-) Thanks again for your help.

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      Apr 9, 2012, 05.17 PMby fiefje

      If I remember it correctly I made the cups (and the triangle piece in the middle) 2 or 3 cm lower for size 65F. There are 2 ways to do this, you can remove it from the entire upper cup, or just from the middle, making it lower there and then connecting it in a diagonal line to the normal place on the side. For this bra I removed it from the entire upper cup. If you already have your wires, I would suggest measuring the wires and then deciding on how much lower you want the cup to be so the wires will fit.

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    Mar 17, 2012, 11.14 PMby coops

    I love this pattern and I’m excitied to try to make my own bra as I can never find any that fit right. I know everyone has been saying this but the sizing chart i confusing me too. Which one, if any would I use…I am a 38H uk size. Thanks =]

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      Mar 22, 2012, 10.05 AMby fiefje

      I’m very sorry, but I haven’t uploaded a pattern that size yet. I’ll try to draw it soon and upload it when I’m at my parents house.

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    Feb 21, 2012, 09.42 PMby Afrikan Beauti

    Peace, for some reason the PDF won’t download I am US 40 I, but I can where a 42DDD. Often my issues are the adjustable straps are too short…..Please help, which pattern? Also why can’t I print this? Thank you, I hope that you can help.

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      Feb 22, 2012, 12.09 PMby fiefje

      Pattern #11 is for 34 L, which could be changed to 40 I, by making the band larger. Pattern #12 is for 34 M, which could be changed to 40 J. The patterns run somewhat small.
      I just tried to download a pattern and it works, so I hope it was just a temporary problem. The copyshop pattern contains the instructions.

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    Feb 17, 2012, 11.26 PMby Coupons Forrussell

    Thank you sooo much for your pattern! I am a very large chested woman in a small town. The bras here are limited to almost all of what we call “Helga” bras. (Only designed for function and not looks). Now I can make my own bras and have a smirk to go with them!

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    Feb 5, 2012, 01.27 AMby artista7

    Can you help me with how to make the cup size larger. I am an H cup. I really would like to make this bra. It looks so comfortable and looks like it has good support. Thank you so much.

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      Feb 6, 2012, 06.23 PMby fiefje

      What size band do you wear? I have up to 75 H in European sizes.

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    Feb 4, 2012, 07.36 AMby artista7

    Hi, Thanks so much for your lovely pattern. I am looking for the 65/30/8 H but the pattern pdf for that size is for F. Is the 65/30/8 H available? Thank you so much.

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      Feb 4, 2012, 06.23 PMby fiefje

      The pattern for 65/30/8 H is based on the 75/34/12 F pattern, which has cups of the same size. To change that pattern to 65/30/8 H you make the band 2 cm shorter in the back.

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    Jul 5, 2011, 01.20 AMby channee

    about your pattern for diagonal seam bra, the instruction talks about piece one, what or where is piece one? do I have to draft the piece? I wear size 48D? which pattern should I use

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    Apr 19, 2011, 10.43 PMby wenoel

    I’ve really tried to understand the sizing but I don’t get it. What size do I order for a U.S. size 42DD?

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      Jun 6, 2011, 04.45 PMby fiefje

      I’m sorry, but I don’t have a pattern in that size yet.

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    Mar 12, 2011, 07.51 AMby lilostich69

    Bonjour j aimerai faire ce model pour ma fille mais quel taille choisir elle fait en taille francaise un 95D pouvez vous m aider svp merci

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      Jun 6, 2011, 04.42 PMby fiefje

      My French is really poor, but that would be pattern #3.

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    Mar 5, 2011, 03.45 PMby macandchase2

    Love your bras. They are beautiful. I’m having trouble on what size. I’m a 38DD in American sizes. Hope you can help. Thanks

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      Jun 6, 2011, 06.08 PMby fiefje

      Pattern #5 is for 38DD

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    Feb 26, 2011, 08.18 AMby APassion4Fashion

    Thanks for posting these. They look very professionally made. Is there any chance that you have a blog site that details the making of bras so we can see the steps you take in achieving the finished creation?

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    Dec 14, 2010, 07.22 AMby estelleperdita

    which one for a 32e?

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      Dec 14, 2010, 01.00 PMby fiefje

      That will be #2 or #3. It depends on the brand you wear. If you wear a brand that is specialised in larger sizes you’ll need #3.

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      Dec 16, 2010, 02.21 AMby estelleperdita

      Thankyou so much for your help as I do find my size combination a pain!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 03.14 PMby fulloffun

    which pattern for a 75 C /B

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      Aug 2, 2010, 04.47 PMby fiefje

      Pattern number 7 is for 75 C

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    Jun 29, 2010, 08.49 AMby dianaxdinh

    I love this! I am a 34B in American sizes.. which pattern would I be able to use?! I love the coloring and the lace on this one :).

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      Jun 29, 2010, 09.21 AMby fiefje

      Maybe you’ll fit pattern number 7, but it might be too large.

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    Jun 27, 2010, 06.43 AMby chadrific

    Hi, I really like this pattern! I was wondering though I’m a 34G in American sizes….is there a pattern for this size (or same cup size? I can change the band easy)?? Or am I just outta luck?

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      Jun 27, 2010, 02.52 PMby fiefje

      Pattern number 5 is for 36F, which you can easily change to fit 34G. The pattern is higher in the middle front than this red and black one.

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      Jun 29, 2010, 04.56 AMby chadrific

      Oh thanks!!! Sweet now I can make my own bras!

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    May 15, 2010, 11.07 AMby szekatka

    I have a question. I would like to make a bra with these patterns but I don’t know which size is my size. I am Hungarian and I don’t understand the sizing chart… Can anybody help me? In Hungarian sizes my size is 85B.

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      May 15, 2010, 11.29 AMby fiefje

      Pattern #8 is for 85B. You don’t have to make the band shorter or longer.

      Good luck.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 03.19 PMby jeleena

    Wow!!! Great work!!! :)

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    Apr 28, 2010, 03.29 PMby crockett315

    That is one beautiful bra! Is it difficult to make a bra? I, like others, am hesitant to try. It seems like a good solution, however, for those of us with odd sizes or missing a hooter due to cancer. Great color and style on yours! So sexy, too!

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      May 2, 2010, 05.44 PMby fiefje

      Thank you :)
      Bras aren’t that difficult to make, though you have to be quite precise, because half a centimeter is quite a big difference in bra, while it’s a very small difference in most clothing items.
      I would recommend starting with panties first, because many of the techniques are the same. First getting used to the stretchy material can save you a lot of frustration.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 02.55 PMby livstudios

    Wow – impressive! I am not advanced enough for this, but I aspire! :)

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    Apr 28, 2010, 02.53 PMby bellbellsews

    That is sooooo awesome!!!! It’s beautiful. I can’t believe making lingerie is possible! Aren’t you clever! Sexy colour combination too. I am inspired – thanks for sharing :-D

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    Apr 28, 2010, 01.52 PMby katensew

    Wow ! I like this. Way back I tried to make bras – not very good I’m afraid . But the choice of fabrics for the home sewer are so much better than in the 70’s !. I like coloured underwear and make camisole, french knickers, panties and petticoats only to be disappointed that I can’t buy matching bras, so maybe it’s time to look at bra making again. I’d be obliged for any pattern information as I am very small in the bust area !. Thanks

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