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Date: 1/9/13 9:56 AM

I have searched and searched for a wireless bra that could be worn with a t shirt or any knit that would provide coverage so that nothing would poke through. As I cannot find one in my size 38A, but I have bras of this size, but can't be worn without "petals or foam forms from Wacoal", but would like to add fabric permanently to the bra. I am not experienced enough to make my own bra and don't want to give up wearing knits or keep a cardigan sweater on all the time.
Any suggestions on what could be added?

Thank you for any help.

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Date: 1/9/13 1:42 PM

This one is great:
http://www.hanes.com/clothing/women/bras/wirefree-bras/hanes-fully-padded-wirefree-bra

It comes in 36A. To extend it to 38, try:
http://www.joann.com/dritz-2-hook-bra-back-extender-1-1-2-/xprd635623/#

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Date: 1/9/13 5:19 PM

I would try making a lining and sewing it into the bra cup.

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Date: 1/9/13 7:03 PM

maybe bathing suit lining - a good ole glue stick could hold it into position, then hand baste into place. If it works you could try to sew it

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Date: 1/9/13 7:53 PM

I think Kathy has a good idea with hand-basting the lining. I'm wondering if your best bet is to find a lined/lightly padded cup that more or less fits & conceals like you like (maybe on a less expensive bra), and then dismantling the lining/padding, trimming it to fit, and sewing it into the cups of the bra you want to line.

I wouldn't just do the tips--you don't want to end up with a circle or a seamline visible through your shirts--I think you'd want to line the entire cup. That will actually be easier, too, since you'll have something to anchor it to.

I know you don't want to make your own bras, but this article from Threads might give you some ideas you can use for your RTW alterations:
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3729/the-bra-dilemma-solved/page/all

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Date: 1/10/13 5:55 AM

Well i love semi home cooking (half prepared and half home made) and this a a terrific idea- semi home made bras.
I would join an online bra making class in a heartbeat- i need some hand holding. Store bras just are miserable for a varitety of reasons.
Just yesterday I was looking at my favorite bra bought in Japan 10 years ago and I need to clone it- so utterly soft, plastic front closure and still offers support. But it needs a foam form for sweaters or knits.
Great idea.

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Date: 1/10/13 7:51 AM

Thank you everyone for your great suggestions. I'm going to work on it today so that I can wear my knits asap.

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Date: 1/10/13 11:22 AM

Amy at http://clothhabit.com/ is currently hosting a bra sew along. Perhaps you could post the question and see what the members recommend. Good luck!

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Date: 1/11/13 5:29 AM

Thanks! Great link- I followed it to Norma who is helping. Shes a prof bra maker and thn I followed her link to her foam dome page. Which was tge question that introduced this thread. http://www.orange-lingerie.com/2011/beyond-foam-dome

That sew along site has lots of pictures. I can finally visualize what it takes to sew a bra. I have seen the kits and all but never a series of steps as each seam is sewn. Not overwhelming anymore. And both sites explained sewing a bra from woven cotton will work- i think a lot of my misery is how much perspiration is trapped from all the synthetics.

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