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How to Make Custom-Fit Bras & Lingerie
by Don McCunn

Conventional Bra Designs

Leah was the first model I worked with to develop custom-fit bra patterns. She was teaching sewing at a private school where I was teaching pattern design.

The first time I made a custom bra for her she wore it for a week without even realizing she had a bra on. This contrasted with her experience of commercial bras which she could never wear for more than a couple of hours because of the pain caused by underwires.

It gives me pleasure to share three of her original designs below which illustrate how a bra sloper can be adapted for different looks.

To see a larger photo of the garment and a brief description, click on the photo.

Gingham Bra Gingham Sloper
Basic Bra Full Band Bra Integrated Strap Integrated Straps T-Intersection Bra T-Intersection Straps
Top Stitched Bra Top Stitched Bra by Leah Multi-Hued Bra Multi-Hued Bra by Leah Lace Applique
Lace Applique Bra by Leah

Balconette Bra Balconette Bra Push Up Bra Push-Up Bra Strapless Low Back Bra Strapless Bra

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