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Plain bra

Added Mar 5, 2012

by Christine Mc...

Toronto, Canada






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.




Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    Mar 5, 2012, 10.01 AMby Douli Bee

    You’ve made me want to make my own bra! I too have a problem finding the right bra because I can’t find a large enough to fit me! You see I have the opposite problem! But now that I saw how great you did it I’ll try too!!! THANKS! :-))

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    Mar 5, 2012, 08.50 AMby fuzzyg

    You’re right, it’s as painfully difficult to find bras for small cups as for large ones.. and the foam cup thing is just too insulting (not to mention sweaty) to contemplate. In case you happened to feel fine about your breasts, we’ll just try harder to make you feel inadequate. Sheesh.

    You seem to be doing very well with these, no doubt you’ll have the perfect fit very soon, and then there won’t be any holding you back :-). I’ve learned a lot from the lovely ladies at bra-maker’s, so much engineering to consider :-), and if nothing else I can now buy much better bras, there’s nothing wasted in the process of integrating their information.

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