Bra Making Part One – Why Bother?

From January 2010. I plan to get this project back on track in the very near future.

A few years ago, at my Sis’s urging, I had a bra fitting at Nordstrom’s where she works. It changed my life. Really. No, seriously! If you haven’t, you should, I’m telling you. (The girl was really nice and it wasn’t as weird as I thought it would be.)

Spend the big money to buy a really nice bra that fits Just Right. Make sure it has a seam on the cup. Take it home and wear it until you realize that cheap, ill fitting bras are just not worth it – they pinch and wear out after only a few washings and the fabrics are nasty, etc. etc. etc.

After a certain amount of time, even with loving care, your bra will start to look a bit worn and you’ll begin to think about replacing it. Then you’ll remember just how much you paid for what is essentially 2 flat wires and about 3 ounces of thin, stretchy fabric.

If you sew, take a good look at your bra. The construction doesn’t look complicated, does it? If you’re like me, you will start thinking about how little fabric it would take to make one yourself, and about the stash of silks you’ve hidden away for Something Special, and how it can’t possibly be that hard and before you know it you’ve started spending money to gather the supplies to make your own bra. Remember how much you paid for that perfect bra? You’ll save a bundle making  your own! Or is that just me?

I found a pattern at Sew Sassy Fabrics. They sell kits, patterns and all the fabrics and findings you need to make your own bra (and other lingerie, too,) all very nicely priced – a fraction of what you’ll pay for a new bra, I assure you. Shipping is reasonable and fast, too. NAYY, I just really like the service.

Gather your materials and follow along on my quest for the Perfect Bra. Or just sit back and watch what might turn out to be an interesting train wreck. Whatever.

One response

  1. Got fitted and it is the bomb!!! Now, my body has changed. Please get my bosom from under my arms…please???

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