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Pattern from Actual Vintage Bullet Bra
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Cat MacGregor
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Date: 2/17/11 8:36 PM

I found a bullet bra that is 2 inches off my measurements. I am hoping to veerrrrrrrry carefully take it apart and make a pattern (and increase inches of course).

Does anyone have any suggestions/comments on taking apart a vintage bra and making a pattern? Big clothes I've done just not something so detailed.

I know photography the heck out of it before starting. . .

Many thanks,

Cat

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Date: 2/18/11 8:45 PM

that is a huge project. I took apart one cup of a Rigby and Peller, and found out that they are worth every penny. Good luck!
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In reply to Cat MacGregor

Date: 2/18/11 9:37 PM

Get a bra making book so you will know which order to take the bra apart (reverse of assembly).

A good bra making book will also give you the details on how to copy and make your new one.

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Date: 2/18/11 9:49 PM

There's a woman in Australia who has a business doing this. Customers send her a bra and she disassembles it. She makes a detailed pattern and analyses the materials the bra is made of.

She made two patterns from bras for me and I was very very pleased with the results. The pattern was detailed, easy to use and accurate. I also bought from her a kit containing the materials needed to duplicate the bra.

Honestly, after seeing the detailed analysis that she provided, I would not attempt to do it myself. She charges AU$150 per bra and I think it's well worth the price. She is set up to take international orders.

There are a few reviews of her business on PR. She is Lee-Ann Burgess and her website is http://www.beautifulbras.com.au/

(NAYY, just a satisfied customer.)

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Date: 3/18/11 5:13 PM

I agree - Lee Ann Burgess does a GREAT job. I have used a pattern from her, as well as a both of her books to clone bras and create new patterns, as well as custom swim suit with incorporated underwire bra.... another satisfied customer!
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In reply to Cat MacGregor

Date: 5/8/12 7:56 PM

Did you ever make the pattern?
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