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Ladies – we have your nudes!

When looking for a bra that is virtually invisible under any clothing, lingerie shopping experts advise buying a “nude” colour; in other words, a colour that matches your skin tone. But there are dozens of skin tones from very light to…

Move the Apex on Your Bra Cup

If the bra you made seems to push your breasts in an east/west direction instead of straight ahead, you might want to move the apex of the bra cup to create the illusion of a more forward appearance. In this drawing, I've exaggerated the difference…
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The Trouble with Elastics

I am sure there are few things worse than sewing up a pattern you love, in a size you know fits you - only to have it NOT FIT at the end! Grrr...very frustrating! But when that sewing project is your very own perfectly fitting bra pattern -…
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Thin is In!

Thin is In! I guess some people are concerned about going ‘thin on the top”, but today’s post is about going thin on the bottom! In the case of a bra band, thin is in!  You may ask, why would you want a thin band? Does your band roll…
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Foam Cup Pockets? – Yes, you can!

Foam Cup Pockets? - Yes, you can! In our Boob Camp this week, we have a student who has had a mastectomy. This is good thing, as all the other students in this class get to see how we put pockets in a bra ( which is useful information for any…
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Foam Cup Surgery

What can you do when the only foam cups in your size really aren't the style you want? Today we had exactly that dilemma presented by a student in Boob Camp. The only cup that fit her was the balconette style in the size 52 (which means it is…
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Boy Shorts from Stretch Lace

Do you love the look of those fashionable Boy Shorts made from stretch lace? How about using the scalloped edge of the lace at the leg instead of elastic? Stretch laces with spandex in them are exactly what you need to make that happen. Here's…
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Using Lace Edging on the Upper Cup

To use lace edging on the upper cup on the Classic or the Linda Bra patterns, there's a bit of modification you need to do. The Classic and the Linda both have a strap tab extension area on the shoulder side (which is where you attach the strap)…
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Splitting the Lower Cup

Splitting the lower cup often allows better use of fabric when the quantity is tight. More importantly it allows you to change the DOGS for better support, especially on the heavier or larger breast. It is easy to split the lower cup and it…
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The Famous Downward Hike

The Famous Downward Hike The downward hike band is one of the nicest touches you can add for your bra wearing comfort. It is easy and not too time consuming to do, and can be done on both the full and partial band bra patterns without any trouble.…
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Altering RTW – Shortening the Band

Sharon, a blog reader writes: "I wear a size 30DD, and even that is too big in the band for me--I actually measure a 28 band. Obviously, it's almost impossible to find a bra that fits. I'm not quite ready in my sewing skills to make my…