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Pattern Reviews> Pin-up Girls> PB-3200  (Shelley Full Band Bra)

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Reviewed by:Ros B.
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Posted on:8/9/13 1:33 PM
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Ros B. said... (8/14/13 5:39 AM) Reply
Thanks Sewingcanary for the tip re. glue stick! I will try it, maybe even on sewing with lycra? Bra Makers Supply is in Canada! They are located in Hamilton, Ontario :)
sewingcanary said... (8/12/13 9:32 PM) Reply
“Good on you” for even trying! I admire your dedication. If you find this ends up too small in the cup but decent fit otherwise, try removing the boning - just cut a small slit under the arm and wiggle it out. 2-3 hand stitches will close it up. Depending on your mother, that might give up to a full cup size. My shoulder and clavicle were broken years ago. I have to remake bras so the straps will stay up. I keep swearing I’m going to start from scratch but so far not. Supplies are hard to get where I am. I don’t like buying without seeing and feeling. Apart from redoing the backs and straps I often add extra hook loops from old bras - to ease off when I don’t need full support. Try using GLUE STICK instead of pinning. Works great for me. I do all my bra work with glue stick. The only pins I use are to stretch the back out while I reapply the back binding and/or elastic. I use regular glue stick and I hand baste certain parts. Allow glue stick to dry or it will gum up your needle. If dry and not in the correct place, wet it, rearrange, and re-dry. Wonder if Bra Maker Supply sends to Canada. Where are they?
Ros B. said... (8/11/13 4:37 PM) Reply
@AndreaSews: Got it at Bra Makers Supply! I also ordered, for 5$, a sample of all of their colours - awesome selection!!
AndreaSews said... (8/10/13 5:41 PM) Reply
Gorgeous color! Where did you get your hands on pink duoplex? So nice of you to work on fitting your mom!
Ros B. said... (8/10/13 12:32 PM) Reply
@ArtAttack: Thank you! Yes, I thought that fitting myself was hard enough, but someone else is even harder! Even though it was my mum, I'm pretty sure that neither of us were used to having someone push, pull, lift, inspect and measure quite like that ha! @Jeannie: Thanks! I'm excited to try a different pattern, one with a foam lining, but might try making a full lace version of this pattern first. @wildberrymom: The joys of being inexperienced (me) meant that I didn't know better when deciding to try sewing a bra! I find just following a pattern to be challenging, doesn't matter what the item is ;) But I feel thrilled at the thought of making beautiful and LESS EXPENSIVE bras for myself and my mum!
wildberrymom said... (8/10/13 10:39 AM) Reply
I haven't been courageous enough for bras yet but if I keep watching the beautiful things you are doing it may happen soon.
JeannieWatt said... (8/9/13 8:11 PM) Reply
Excellent project. Interesting to read about.
ArtAttack said... (8/9/13 3:45 PM) Reply
Great job and you are learning a great deal about fitting as you go. Kudos to you!
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