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Posted on:5/14/12 1:10 PM


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dreamydeary said... (10/17/14 8:29 PM) Reply
Hi Kathy! A question for you -- I'm torn about what size to make. In one of your other bra pattern reviews, you link to a bra size calculator. That method (the, uh, "real" method) gives me a 32E (though a 32D is actually a better fit -- long story). But Beverly's method gives me a 36B. A RTW bra with a 36" in band would be wildly too big, but she keeps saying to trust her sizing method. The cup sizes are complimentary, so there's that, at least, but I just can't make myself cut into my fabric to make a 36" band that I think will be too big. So, what was your experience? Did you go with the "normal" way or her way, and what would you recommend based on your experience with the pattern?
Kathhhhhy said... (5/15/12 7:41 PM) Reply
Thanks! It is pretty to look at but I think I may have to give it away if I don't plan to stuff the cups with tissue :) I bet it would be pretty comfy if the fit was right. It's line almost completely with the man-made fabrics (powernet and duoplex.. which I think is a tricot??) so that's touching the skin.
Elemenopeo said... (5/15/12 5:06 PM) Reply
looks pretty though. keep working on fit and soon you will have the perfect one
JEF said... (5/15/12 9:37 AM) Reply
It's very pretty. Sorry the fit isn't the best. Is a woven fabric bra comfortable? I've never worn one.
swany said... (5/15/12 8:45 AM) Reply
I am going to have to try making one.
sewing for fun said... (5/14/12 8:57 PM) Reply
Lovely bra! Thanks for inspiring everyone!
1betsy1 said... (5/14/12 7:39 PM) Reply
What a beautiful bra.
Athene said... (5/14/12 2:56 PM) Reply
A very pretty bra.
 
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