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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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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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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

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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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 2 – Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern By Fairchild Publishing
Introducing the second book in my pattern making review series, titled Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern. For those you
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Pattern Drafting Book Review Series – Part 1 – Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Armstrong
So here is my disclaimer: I am close to completing my own an introductory pattern drafting book but I felt
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The First Laurel Sports Bra Prototype is Complete
I was able to complete the Laurel Sports Bra prototype this weekend while my daughter sewed her first project –
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In the works: The Laurel Sports Bra
Now that the pattern making book is almost ready to publish, I have decided to pick back up on some
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Rachel Brief Pattern and Video Release
New pattern and videos! Introducing the Rachel Brief. I designed the Rachel Brief as a panty to go with the
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Not wanting to do my work
I’m sure you can all relate. I’m almost done with a project, but I just don’t want to work anymore
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Rachel Lace-Up Tank Video and Kit Release
I didn’t anticipate releasing these videos and kits for the Rachel Lace-Up Tank today. I was planning to release the
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YouTube and Life Restored
I discovered a few things this last week. Number 1 – don’t trust that the Google representatives know what they
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Technical difficulties – YouTube Channel Down
I am completely aware that my YouTube channel is gone. I am trying to resolve it. It is a sore
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