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The Full-Framed Bra Cup

icon-smMark discusses the drafting, fitting and creation of this classic - but notoriously complicated - non-wired bra which gives excellent bust support and shape.

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Rocky Horror's Magenta

Searching for Inspiration by Mark GarbarczykDon't dream it, be it: Mark comes full circle in his undergarment obsession. Here's his design and construction process!

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How To Make A Bra 1

icon free smThe first in a series of articles on bra patterning and making. Before we get out the fabric, there's a big obstacle to tackle: what size bra do you want?

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How to Make a 1950's Bullet Bra

How to make a bullet braSilhouette is important for vintage as well as historical clothing: make an authentic pointy bra that Jane Russell or Marilyn Monroe would have been proud of.

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How To Make A Bra 2

icon free smPart 2 of our bra pattern drafting and making series: drafting the blocks for the cups, cradle and wings of a simple underwired “Darted Cup” Bra. 

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How to Make a Corselette

Vintage 50s CorseletteMark shares with us the secrets of working with stretchy powernet, and shows how to make a vintage corselette of the 1950s or 60s.

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Plus-Sized Bras

icon smMark discusses the issues around bra industry sizing standards, and explores how to create bras for different sized cups that are both proportional and attractive.

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How To Make A Bra 3

icon free smPart 3 of our bra pattern drafting/making series. You have taken measurements and drafted a pattern - now break out the sewing kit!

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Stretch Fabric Control Panels

50s_corseletteMark takes the basic corselet further by adding shaping or control panels to it. He also shows how to adapt the corselet blocks to make other foundation garments.

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