Member since 6/1/06
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. . .
Member since 8/24/02
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!
Member since 8/24/02
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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Member since 6/18/03
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.)
It's a custom-made designer original. I made it myself.
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Member since 5/3/06
In reply to juliette2
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!
Member since 9/29/08
|In reply to Cat MacGregor <<
Date: 5/8/12 7:56 PM
Did you ever make the pattern?