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Message Board > Plus Size Sewing > Plus size swimwear supplies help! ( Moderated by JEF)

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Plus size swimwear supplies help!
bra cups, tankini pattern
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Date: 5/24/12 4:23 PM

How depressing -- I was forced to go swimsuit shopping today. I want to be active and everything I saw was encouraging the girls to fall out at the first opportunity. Come on guys, big boobs, 60ish and deep plunging top is not a good look. And why do so many suits have cute fronts (shirred, ruffles) but then don't carry the styling to the back?

So....I should try to make a suit. But I need a source for D-DD bra cups for the swimsuit.

A nice tankini top pattern would be a bonus.

Anyone have any info to help me out?

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Date: 5/24/12 4:35 PM

I think this is a really great pattern McCall's.
But I see that it's OOP now.

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Date: 5/24/12 5:12 PM

Butterick just released a nice-looking plus-sized swimsuit pattern with cup size options:

B5795

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Date: 5/24/12 7:03 PM

I really like this Jalie pattern.tankini
I've been looking for larger bra cups too, without success, but here's some fabric to make them bra cup foam
Found some bra cups
I've been able to buy suits on clearance from Lands End, they have some styles that go up to DDD.DD cups
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Date: 5/24/12 8:11 PM

Well, I found these but they only go up to C cup. Hello....who do they think need swim bra cups ... Mayby the D, DD and up sized people.

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Date: 5/24/12 8:14 PM

As cute as this suit is, there is no way those tiny straps can support D-DD bosoms!

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Date: 5/24/12 8:15 PM

I like this one, especially the coverage in back!

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Date: 5/24/12 8:23 PM

View B as a Tankini top looks promising. Thanks

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Date: 5/24/12 8:39 PM

Check out Bra Makers Supply they have the cups and patterns for a couple tankinis.

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Date: 5/24/12 8:40 PM

Your Gave me a good

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