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Ariel Bra Cup as a Bikini Top

Ariel Bra Cup as a Bikini Top

I have a love/hate relationship with swim spandex. I mainly love hating it. I think because it is so stretchy that I dislike it so much. I love stable fabrics that do what I want them to do. Despite my dislike of swim spandex, I do love the color combination of this set. I altered the pattern for a floating...
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Custom Bra Making Using the Bare Essentials Method

Custom Bra Making Using the Bare Essentials Method

The talented Jennie McKern from Annie and Myras has worked out how to customize a bra cup for custom bra making by interpreting the drafting method of Bare Essentials. She did some video clips and I compiled it into a video for my YouTube channel. Below is her own write up about her methodology. I had the pleasure of working...
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Bra Grading Course Official Release

Bra Grading Course Official Release

Have you ever wanted to learn how to grade a bra pattern? Well now you can do it with ease with our video grading course. I follow the instructions in the book with some modifications since it is easier to explain some things with spoken words rather than written words. This course is complementary to the Bare Essentials Bra Drafting...
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Pattern Release: Ariel Bra Cup

Pattern Release: Ariel Bra Cup

I know it has been a while since I've released a truly creative pattern, as I have been mainly focusing on the pattern making and understanding how to really customize a pattern to fit. The Ariel Bra Cup is my creative outlet. While this started as a pattern making project, I truly have found the construction options for this bra...
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How to Make a Plaster Cast of your Breast Root

How to Make a Plaster Cast of your Breast Root

Slight nudity warning! Guest Blog Post By: Anne Bertha I’ve been making bras now for two years. Very soon in that process, people told me that the first thing you should do is search for a wire that fits you. Well, that proved to be very difficult. By now I have a whole range of different sizes and styles of...
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Anne’s Alternative Tests on Getting the Right Wire Trace

Anne’s Alternative Tests on Getting the Right Wire Trace

Guest Author Post By: Anne Bertha While some people find their wire shape and size easily, it can prove to be a real challenge for others. There are some other ways you can make this process easier. All the methods have one idea in common: to make a mould of your ribcage so you can decide which wires are the...
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The Ivy Bra Cup Overlay Pattern Release

The Ivy Bra Cup Overlay Pattern Release

This pattern has been a labor of love. I have had to go back to this pattern about 4 times, each time approaching the grade differently. But I am confident that these cups work well now. I have created 4 different torso shapes each in 36 different sizes. One download gets you everything. I have only been able to verify...
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Chlorine Test for Swimwear

Chlorine Test for Swimwear

I recently received a batch of new swim hardware and I wanted to test it's durability before being able to properly sell it. Here is a link to my swim hardware. I know that the gold and silver plated hardware I have been selling is appropriate for swim and was very durable for that purpose. The new swim hardware I...
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New Bra Sloper Drafting Course

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....
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Bending Underwires to Fit the Body

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...
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Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have so many things I am working on and I wanted to make it a better reading experience for you. I have kept this blog up now for 6 years. It has gone from Wordpress to Blogger and now back to Wordpress. Hopefully this is to stay.

I am over ambitious at times, but my goal is to keep you updated with what my latest projects are through my blog. I occasionally post things up on Facebook and Instagram, but frankly I am way too busy to be on those things. Make sure to subscribe to my blog, which actually reminds me that I need to double check that works.

-Jennifer

Bare Essentials: Bras is done!
After laboring over this book for the last 6 months, it is finally done. Six months is a long time
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Giving it a go again – Blogging 2.0
I’ve been back and forth with how I wanted to do a blog and I’ve decided that focusing on my
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