Bra pattern making

Posted by Kathleen Fasanella on Dec 13, 2005 at 12:14 pm / Patterns / Trackback

While traversing the web (read: in the throes of task avoidance) I found a cool site called Instructables. Navigation of the site is enigmatic -speaking of, what’s up with that? Seems like many of the Web 2.0 sites are into cryptic navigation. Anyway, you have to click on “explore” to get to anything remotely interesting. It’s a DIY’ers paradise, encouraging submissions from anybody.

I liked the Hungarian Shelves, I think I’ll build those with modifications of my own; some projects skip quite a few steps, this one doesn’t mention that you’ll need -minimally- a jig saw (I love my jigsaw and look for any excuse to use it). Another fun project was the Marshmallow gun for which you’ll need a hacksaw (speaking of tools) and I can never find mine (plural, I have several; they’re like those 2×18 rulers). Looks like a great way to use up those leftover pieces of pvc pipe from old plumbing projects.

Speaking of PVC and projectile weaponry, I wonder if there’s a plan for a potato launcher (scroll down, it’s a riot) on there? Oh, I see they do! Some things are lame (how to defend yourself with a cell phone).

What I really meant to tell you about -my mind works in circuitous ways- was an entry on bra pattern making. This chica seems to know her stuff -judging from descriptive language she uses for bra parts (cradle, balcony, tape). Anyway, her entry is complete with patterns (graded) and physiology although there’s no sewing tips; it’s just how to make your own bra patterns.

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Jan
December 13th, 2005
3:51 PM

My son, now 21 and a senior in college, made a potato gun when he was a senior in high school. It is still around here somewhere. He used up a lot of my potatoes though he only wanted ones of a certain size. The gun does make a rather satisfying popping sound and the potatoes do fly off very far away, but I looked at it as juvenilia. Besides, think of all those rotting potatoes out in the woods behind our house! Marshmallows sound much better.

OLIVER HERMAN
November 25th, 2007
2:34 AM

AS A PATTERN GRADER FOR 15YEARS I HAVE NEVER GRADED FOUNDATION WEAR PATTERNS. I AM IN SEARCH OF A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO GRADE A BRA PATTERN AS NO TRAINING IS OFFERED IN SOUTH AFRICA. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME???

Yammy
January 13th, 2008
10:12 PM

Oliver, you would benefit from “The Bra-Makers Manual” by Beverly Johnson. It’s a book on bra making for professionals and home sewists alike. You can purchase it here. Good luck! http://www.bramakerssupply.com/

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