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Anne’s adventures in bra drafting: from zero bra to hero bra

Anne’s adventures in bra drafting: from zero bra to hero bra

I am happy to share this guest blog post from Anne Bertha and her adventures in drafting. - Jennifer My bra making adventure started in June last year. I am a large cup size: the last bras I bought are a European 90H but are still too small in the cup. I read that in a well-fitting bra, the wires...
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A Wire That Fits

A Wire That Fits

I am happy to have the first guest post on my blog written by Jane Ramsey. Jane happily helped me test and experiment with changes for the new bra drafting book.   -Jennifer If you wear an underwired bra you may think the wire is an evil torture device. There are many reasons for this. A wire that pokes you in...
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Bare Essentials: Bras Third Edition is Now on Sale

Bare Essentials: Bras Third Edition is Now on Sale

The most recent labor of love comes to you after 4 months of testing, writing and rewriting. The third edition of Bare Essentials: Bras was certainly an undertaking. Over the past six years, I have evolved as a mother both physically and emotionally. With the physical changes, my knowledge of breast support has also evolved. It is because of those...
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Announcement of Classes

Announcement of Classes

I taught at a bra making conference this past weekend, and while it was a little overwhelming due to class size, I have decided to start teaching again. I have set up five 3-day workshops to teach pattern drafting and manipulation of bras. The best part is that I am limiting class size to 5 individuals for each class. I...
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How to determine what size your bra was drafted for

How to determine what size your bra was drafted for

How would you like to know what size your bra was actually drafted for? Since there are so many different ways people measure for fitting bras, I thought I'd try to shed some light on why some people measure some ways and why some people measure other ways. The first thing to cover is how people measure. I have encountered...
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Silent, but Busy on the Home Front

Silent, but Busy on the Home Front

I know I have been silent lately, but I have been working on some big things. As you can see, I gave my website and blog a facelift, a much needed facelift. I believe it is more mobile friendly now, so be sure to let me know if you encounter any issues with either. I also created and developed an...
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New Blog, New Courses, New…

New Blog, New Courses, New…

I have been working on this redesign since September. It is amazing how long it actually takes me to implement changes when it is just me. I used to think that my employees slowed me down, but perhaps they made me more efficient with my time. With no employees, I now do it all. I am still one website away...
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Big Fabric and Trim Sale Saturday, January 26th

Big Fabric and Trim Sale Saturday, January 26th

I have been slowly selling through the excess inventory I hauled across the United States to my new home in Florida. The last year and a half I have decided to take my business in different directions all at once. I have made a few resolutions - I will turn the focus of my business to my pattern making and...
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Laurel Sports Bra Pattern Release

Laurel Sports Bra Pattern Release

Happy New Year to all. I have been busy, as always, working on new and exciting things. This new sports bra pattern is no exception. I made a new style with a few new features. The Laurel Sports Bra is no different in fit than the Christina, in fact you can interchange the pattern pieces of the Laurel with the...
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End of the Year Update

End of the Year Update

This time of year is always nuts. My business is super slow and my daughter's schedule is super busy, plus trying to figure out what to get my loved ones for Christmas is just a nightmare. For a small business like mine, Christmas time is the slowest time of the year, but it is also my busiest time of year,...
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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

Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 6 – Pattern Making by the Flat-Pattern Method by Hollen & Kundel
You probably never realized how many pattern making books there were. This is the 6th book in my pattern drafting
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The Start of the Laurel Sports Bra Grading Saga
I have completed the design of the Laurel Sport Bra and made all my necessary changes to the 38J pattern
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Designing a graded pattern for an “FBA” or Full Bust Adjustment – Warning: This is Technical – Part 1
I recently created a pattern called the Rachel Tank, with 5 bust size options. It was a challenge to determine
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 5 – How Patterns Work by Assembil Books
Thanks for reading my review series on pattern making books. This review is the 5th in my series and is
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Pattern Release – Girl’s Sized Little Rachel Tank Top
My daughter is such a spunky little girl. She wants to be just like her mama. She comes home from
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 4 – Pattern-Drafting for Fashion Advanced by Teresa Gilewska
This is the 4th book in review for my pattern making book review series. I would have written about the
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National Sewing Month is Here!
National Sewing Month is here! I honestly didn’t even know there was a thing called “National Sewing Month.” But a
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 3 – Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design by Zamkoff & Price
Thanks for reading the third book review in my pattern making review series. This book is called Basic Pattern Skills
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It’s our 16th Anniversary!
This month marks the 16th anniversary of my business, Porcelynne. 16 years ago this month, I made my way across
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How I Started Selling on Amazon and the Experiences that Followed
I first started selling on Amazon in September of 2013. I was recruited by a representative on Amazon that summer
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