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How to Make Custom-Fit Bras
by Don McCunn

An Overview

 Bust Sling  Bra Sloper Sculpting  Bra Cup and Bridge Mold
1. Determine how the bra is to be shaped. A Bust Sling is illustrated here. 2. Create a mold of the Bra Sloper on the body. 3. Remove the three-dimensional mold from the body.
 Bra Cup Pattern Pieces  Test Muslin Sloper  Bra Design
4. Trim the mold, then cut it into flat pattern pieces. 5. Create a test muslin sloper and adjust the fit as necessary. 6. On a reconstructed copy of the Bra Sloper cup, create the design for a bra.
 Bra Cup Pattern Pieces  Test of Bra Design   Finished Bra
7. Make a pattern for the new bra design and cut a test version in muslin. 8. Test the fit of the new design and adjust as necessary. 9. Sew the finished bra.

You may download a copy of this Overview as a PDF file. This file also contains a chart of underwire sizes and instructions for how to use PDF files.

Copyright © 2007 by Donald H. McCunn