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Using a custom fitted Basic Bodice Block constructed previously, a detailed, step-by-step explanation of how to create a bra pattern is presented. The overall idea is that if you have your own bodice block, by following these steps you will be able to construct a custom-fitted bra pattern.

References :

1) Ann Hagar, Pattern Cutting for Lingerie, Beachwear and Leisurewear, 2nd ed., Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, 2004, 279 pp.

2) Winifred Aldrich, Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear, 5th ed., Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, 2008, 215 pp.

N.B. An additional method for determining the size of the darts has been introduced as of March 5th.


Technique Materials

Paper, pencil, ruler, , tape, French curve (or dinner plate!)

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    Aug 4, 2014, 04.00 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    I am trying to draft a bra pattern, and the thing that all the instructions seem to miss is that the length from bust point to bust point is shorter on a dress, than on a bra, just as it is quicker to take a bridge from one hill to the next than to go down one hill and up the other.

    I think I have worked out the adjustment (maths and all) for a bra with horizontal seams, but what about a princess line bra? Is it possible to get full shaping with one of those?

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