- Written by Mark Garbarczyk
Mark shows you how to adapt the basic "darted cup" bra pattern into three further styles, including a strapless bra shape.
Love this series! As I now need new bras, this is the perfect inspiration. Out of curiosity, which software do you use to draft your patterns? Also, is the design of bra cups with "side-support panels" (where the outside part of the cup is a separate panel and attaches to the strap) any different?
I also really enjoy this serie! But I do have some questions from working from it:
*Is the combination Cup 5 +MS20 W40 weird? Because the length of the wire is longer than the circumference of the cup. This makes working with MS08 somewhat unrealistic.
*The MS20 needs almost 3 cm spring in order to fit. This is just doable with a solid cradle, but what do I do when I want to make the wonderful corselette? Then the wire does not spring, and ends up right in the breast tissue?
Thanks so much for much for all this information. Just wonderful.
Just a question with regard to recreating the strapless 1950's pointy look. I've been asked to make Marilyn's pink" diamonds are a girls best friend dress" for a singer, and really want to recreate the shape under the dress. Being strapless, would you still do the spiral stitching? Or would you go for the boned version for a "C" cup? It's quite urgent, so I don't have much time for trial and error.. otherwise, I'd play around! Thanks very much :-)