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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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Digital Download Annual Sale

Digital Download Annual Sale

Enjoy a 25% discount on our digital downloads on our website at Porcelynne. I am presently sitting at my in-laws guest house drinking coffee and watching my daughter play a game of solitaire on her 7th birthday. Seven years. I still can't believe it. We arrived in here last night after a total of an 18 hour commute from our...
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The Eve Classic Bra for the Regular Wire

The Eve Classic Bra for the Regular Wire

This is a project I've been working on since around March. These patterns were being developed during the development of the third edition of Bare Essentials: Bras. The Eve Classic for Regular wires are designed for symmetrical shaped breasts up to about a G cup. For individuals who are more omega shaped, I recommend waiting until the vertical wired cups...
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Bra Drafting Course and Third Edition Update

Bra Drafting Course and Third Edition Update

I have been super busy these days, between back to school, teaching workshops, making patterns and video editing my online courses, I have barely had time to share what I've been up to. I started teaching 3-day workshops at my studio in Florida. They have been wonderful, but so information packed, that it is exhausting. I have two more workshops...
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How It All Started

How It All Started

I consider myself a pattern maker first and a designer second. I have always been fascinated with how things work. As a teenager I started making clothes by how I thought they were made. I would lay my clothes on top of fabric and cut around the outside edges and sew them together. I never fully understood how or why...
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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

Getting a Pattern Ready for Sale
As I’m trucking along in the 7th hour of putting the pattern sizes together, I keep thinking that people really
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Release of Pattern Design: Fundamentals
It is done and live everywhere! Pattern Design: Fundamentals is here! It has been a labor of love and I
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Spiral Binding Do-it-Yourself
I almost always spiral bind the drafts of my books while I’m editing, so I am often dropping by the
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Rachel Tank Pattern Hack: Turn it into a Dress and Make Fit Adjustments
I love to make things multi-purpose. For example, my family uses the dining room table as a place to collect
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Pattern Release: Girls Little Rachel Brief
I technically released this pattern when I released the Little Rachel Tank, but I wanted to make a separate post
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Pattern Design Pre-Sales are Now Available
Pattern Design is my educational solution to teaching pattern making for beginners. I shared my collection of pattern making books
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 8 – Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi
I have officially saved the best review for last. I love all of these books equally. I currently own all
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Designing a graded pattern for an “FBA” or Full Bust Adjustment – Warning: This is Technical – Part 3
Are you back for more information? Perfect. Let’s get started. For the Rachel Tank, I didn’t want to account for
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 7 – Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics by Keith Richardson
For the 7th part in my series about pattern drafting books, I am covering Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics
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Designing a graded pattern for an “FBA” or Full Bust Adjustment – Warning: This is Technical – Part 2
How is your brain capacity for grading right now? Overwhelmed yet? I wanted to break the bust grade out into
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