New Bra Sloper Drafting Course

I have been working on my bra sloper drafting course for a few months now and I’m happy to say it is finally done and officially released today. To begin with, let me explain what a sloper is and how you can make one for yourself.

A sloper, by definition, is a block pattern that you create other designs from. In the third edition of my bra drafting book, Bare Essentials: Bras, I introduced a new type of sloper and a new method to manipulate it.

When I released my book, I had envisioned a pattern that would fit nearly everyone (unfortunately not everyone). That pattern became my Eve Classic. Over the past year, I released the Eve Classic in phases and for specific wires and cup shapes. This week I announced my official release of this pattern and am offering the pattern for 50% off for an entire month.

This week I also released a FREE Eve Sloper Creation Class to turn your Eve Classic into a sloper. This is nearly the same method you create your sloper from in my book, but this class has been adjust for a finished pattern, even a different pattern with similar style lines.

Today I announced the official release of my Complete Bra Sloper Drafting Course. This, I’m afraid, is not a free course, but I am offering one of the classes for free as a demonstration of what the full course is about.

Enjoy all my released this week and please share with others who might be interested.

Bending Underwires to Fit the Body

There are times in which you have done the wire trace of your breast root, but when wearing the fitting band, the wire tilts back and digs into your rib cage. This is usually caused by body frames that are more rounded and the wire does not do what you want it to do.

In this case, you may need to bend your wire to fit your body shape better. I did a little video explaining this.

On a quest to determine why the wires were not allowing the bra to fit properly despite her custom draft, Bare Essentials drafter Grace Horne decided to do a plaster cast of her rib cage to show how the wire needs to be shaped to fit her.

The first test is to cut the bridge front with wire out of cardboard and line it up to your body. If the cardboard cutout does something really weird at the side of the breast, you may need to bend your underwires.

These videos were shared by Grace to show her challenges. (Ignore the black box below. WordPress is doing something really strange).

To follow Grace’s work, you can find her at
grace_horne_designs on Instagram and Grace Horne – Knife and Scissor Maker on Facebook.