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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 3300 (Bra)

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Reviewed by:Johanna Lu
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Posted on:6/27/09 6:36 AM
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MadeByMeg said... (3/8/13 2:31 PM) Reply
thanks for your review on this! I am sewing this up and love it when people in my size can comment on a pattern. Double D cups I am not!
squirrellypoo said... (6/28/09 10:27 AM) Reply
Yours looks great! I love how you customised it with the power mesh and the self straps. Very hot! :P
DorothyK said... (6/28/09 9:32 AM) Reply
Your bra is beautiful and a perfect fit. I've always felt that, of all things, it probably pays most to make a bra, because you can customize the fit. However, I would never have thought it was actually possible for ordinary mortals to do. Now I might try it. Thanks for your excellent review.
Johanna Lu said... (6/28/09 4:49 AM) Reply
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments! And for those who are yet to make their own bra, trust me it's much easier than it looks! And Fuzzygalore: You are absolutely right, I didn't mean that one should exclude the other, only that they should have included instructions for pre made channeling as well.
fuzzygalore said... (6/28/09 3:18 AM) Reply
Wow, this is the most beautiful bra I've ever seen! Modern's a work of art. You're right about the instructions not reflecting modern materials. But you know, some people were happy that this bra shows how to do without channeling and formal straps and everything, because there are very few places in the world where you can get this kind of thing. Even now that we have the net and therefore some access, it's still not entirely straightforward to have all the notions you need on hand. So a combination of instructions is actually a better balance to cover everyone.
Nancywin said... (6/28/09 2:29 AM) Reply
Johanna - I recently have made this bra twice and am very happy with it too. I like what you did with the upper cups. I agree, I would have liked to have had instructions for how to do the channeling in the guide sheet.
Renee' S said... (6/27/09 7:59 PM) Reply
Johanna your bra looks beautiful and the fit looks perfect. I hope it's comfortable and feels as good as it looks. I'm going to try this same pattern as soon as my order from Sew Sassy arrives. Once I've made a bra or two I'll think about a kit from E-lingeria, they have some beautiful fabric/lace combinations.
kim*brown said... (6/27/09 7:29 PM) Reply
Perfect fit!
Sigrid. said... (6/27/09 4:41 PM) Reply
Wonderful result. I've seen a few lately on the lingerie sew along too, and it looks like sizing is good for a lot of different sizes. Glad you found my tutorials helpful.
Kaitlinnegan said... (6/27/09 3:50 PM) Reply
Fantastic bra! Thanks for the helpful review too. I'm not quite up to making my own bras yet..but seeing results like this one...I am getting there! ;)
morzel said... (6/27/09 2:05 PM) Reply
Great bra! Clean and simple yet elegant design- just up my alley. Thanks for this good review.
JoanneM said... (6/27/09 12:54 PM) Reply
This looks great. I have tried this pattern also and I agree with all your dislikes and likes. Other than elingeria,there are few locations here in the U.S that sell all bra making supplies! Looks great!
Nancy Rhodes said... (6/27/09 12:26 PM) Reply
OH My! great results... now the only thing I can shop for is soon going to be shoes, and I am sure somebody here on PR is sewing those too. I am very impressed with your beautiful garment and that you are so generously sharing the pic. I am encouraged to give this a go. I will check out E-lingeria for assistance. Thank you sew much!
Johanna Lu said... (6/27/09 10:13 AM) Reply
Nancy: Good point. I do think that it's pretty easily adaptable to using a smaller size band, but then again maybe it's better to use a pattern that is properly designed for larger cups with smaller band sizes. E-lingeria for instance has patterns for larger cups with a similar slanted design from other companies.
Nancy K said... (6/27/09 9:52 AM) Reply
This looks like a rtw bra and is really flattering. The question is, does this bra also work for larger busts? They seem to assume that if you are a larger cup you are also a larger band size. The only DD cup is available only in the size 38 band.
dbsewer said... (6/27/09 8:21 AM) Reply
Beautiful bra. It looks very chic on you. I have been searching for a pattern. I'm a 32F in a European size and it's very hard to find. Thanks for the tutorial links. They will come in handy.
colourbynumber said... (6/27/09 6:38 AM) Reply
There is a bra making buzz going on. I do the the clean lines on the style!
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