I've been looking forward to this article for a while. :D I've been kind of following along since the first one, except I'm working for a client with O cups! The previous article helped so much in drafting the pattern for her, and so far the results have been fantastic. I draped two cup styles from the best fitting bra she had, and made a wearable mockup for a cupped corset and a sort of longline demibra for wearing with corsets. The bra turned out to be a fantastic fit for her and she loves it, although it's not perfect yet. There are definitely some different fitting challenges both for augmented breasts and larger sizes, so we'll see how the mockup turns out! I'm starting on some cupped projects for myself as well, and the advice in these articles has been so helpful. THANK YOU!
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! I'm really happy to hear that the article proved helpful for your commission and even inspired you to do some cupped projects for yourself. That's the best response I could hope for! :)
You are right that it would be easier to sew the wire casings onto the toile without the wire inside, but I found the wire really helpful to find the right position for the wire casings. With the wire inside the finished shape of the cups shows immediately and might prevent you from unpicking the seam again, in case you find out that the position of the wire is not ideal after sewing it onto the toile for the first time. Does that make sense?
Also I couldn't avoid damaging the wire casing, when trying to remove the wire, so I just left it inside after a first attempt. If you find it easier stitching the casings on without a wire, there is no reason against it though, in my opinion. Just go with whatever works best for you. :)
wow. I only looked at the pictures and Ive already learned some new titbits (sp) :P Omgehrd I just noticed the writer is from Royal Black ........... Hurrah for modern corsetry tutorials! Thankyou so much Barbara