Bra-making Class 2, Part 2, By Pauline from Australia



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Class 1:

Part 1

Class 2:

Part 1

Class 3:

Part 1

Find Your Size

Using a

Part 2

Fitting

Part 2

Copying one

Part 2

Pattern List

pattern

Part 3

adjustments

Part 3

that fits

Part 3

Supplies

 

Part 4

 

Part 4


 
Part 4

Powernet

 

Part 5

 

Part 5

Examples


Dealing With Common Fitting Problems

If your ''cup runneth over'' on the upper cup, it's an easy alteration here. Extend the top (neckline) of the upper bra pattern and the center pattern piece as well. In this picture, the heavy blue line shows the new neckline above the old neckline.

Increasing Upper Cup

Lower Cup Not Deep Enough - the best solution here is to slash and spread both upper and lower pattern pieces. Be sure to slash from the seam that connects the upper cup piece to the lower cup piece. Do not slash all the way, though. Spread pattern out, and make sure you add the same both in the top and in the bottom, or your center seam won't fit together.

Slashing and Spreading

Too Tight Around Band. For an immediate fix, add another bank of eyes to the one that is all ready sewn on, but remember to lengthen your pattern for the next time.

Bra Band Too Loose. Take off hook and eye tape, shorten back piece, then sew hook and eye tape back on. Remember to adjust pattern for next time.

When Your Straps Fall Down. Move the straps at the back closer to the midline. The shape of the straps will look more like a "V." Also, wider straps can help prevent sliding (good quality elastic, girls).

Bra Back Rides Up. This is usually caused by heavy breasts. Re-draw the back pattern piece, tapering from the side seam, and angle the back down (not too much). You will need more hook and eyes to do it up, as it is now wider.

Uneven Sized Breasts. I start off with a bra with both cups the same, fitting the larger breast, then place 2-3 darts in the smaller cup until fullness taken out. I redraw the pattern and mark for future reference as Left Side or Right Side. When making dart, taper from upper cup through to the lower cup, over center front seam.

Puckered Nipple Area. When the bra fits everywhere else, shave a little off the pattern through the curve where the nipple area is. Do both upper and lower cups the same amount. Taper the adjustment to the sides, but not too much now. Also this can be a construction problem, if you stretch the seam too much when you sew it. Remember to take the curve evenly and don't stretch as you sew.

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