Added Mar 5, 2012
As a very skinny girl from the waist up, I don’t really “need” to wear bras. But even at my tiny size I still like a little bit of shaping. But most lingerie brands don’t come in anything smaller than an A cup, and a lot don’t even have anything smaller than B. And if you ARE buying an A cup, it’s padded like crazy. Not my cup of tea.
So I decided to make my own bra. I went out to Bra-Maker’s Supply in Hamilton and picked up their Classic Bra pattern, a couple of bra kits and the Bra Maker’s Manual on CD.
I made one bra, which I’m not showing here, with a 32" band and AA cups- it’s what I’ve bought in RTW, so I figured it was a good place to start. But those bras have always had foam cups. I didn’t really realize just how much of the cup is not filled. So I tried again, 32" band and AAA cups. Yes, they exist. The fit is still a little bit off, but I’m quite proud of myself. And I still have enough from this bra kit to make one more full bra- that’s THREE BRAS from one kit! Well, one fabric kit and two findings kits. But that’s still only $20 per bra. Bras in my actual size usually cost around $36 and up.
And it’s pretty :)
But not really in these pictures. I’m not posting pictures of me wearing this, and my dress dummy is more of a giant pillow approximately my size.
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