Bra Makers Book, Bra Makers Manual, Volume 2, Bra-Makers Supply

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Bra Makers Book, Bra Makers Manual, Volume 1, Bra-Makers Supply, is the addition to the Volume 1 guidebook for bra makers that includes drafting, grading and complex fitting, plus a number of other extremely useful instructions

185 pages

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Bra Makers Manual Volume 2

The Bra-makers Manual, Volume 2, , by expert author Beverly Johnson, is a spiral bound book that opens flat on a table to have as a reference while you work.

The Bra Makers Manual set is a complete reference on bra design, draft, fit, and construction. It is suitable for both the beginner and experienced bra maker. 

In volume 2, Beverly Johnson builds on the teaching in volume 1 of how to obtain the pattern for a bra. How to change one basic pattern into a library of bra styles and designs. How to choose fabric for a bra. How to make a strapless bra.  How to make a nursing bra.  How to make a mastectomy bra. How to make a bra that fits.  

Bra Makers Manual Volume 2 add  more professional construction techniques.  How to fix advanced fitting challenges.  How to draft a bra from 6 body measurements. How to grade a bra into multiple sizes.  How to work with lace for bras. How to make foam cup bras.  How to use special sewing machine tools and features particular to bra making

Author Beverly Johnson, undeniably the Wizard of Bras and your very own Fairy Bra Mother, has written more of what she knows about bra design, draft, fit, and construction – packed into a her second book. Nothing from the Bra-makers Manual Volume 1 has been repeated in this all-new material collection of professional construction techniques, advanced fitting challenges, and more. This book details drafting a bra from 6 body measurements, grading a bra into multiple sizes, working with lace, and a huge chapter on working with foam bra cups. There is even a chapter on machine know-how and how to use the attachments particular to bra-making. It is 185 pages with full-color photographs.

  1. Style, Size & Shape Revisited……..……………….……….1-21
    Classifying Bra Styles
    Ready-to-wear Sizing Primer
    How does RTW measure its bras?
    Breast Contour
    Minimizers
    Petites
    Looking at Breasts
  2. Drafting a Bra Pattern………………………………….…22-49
    Drafting a Bra Block
    Drafting the Frame
    Drafting the Lower Cup
    Drafting the Upper Cup
    Modifying Cup Style Lines
  3. Grading Bra Patterns………………………….…………50-61
    How the Body Grows
    Two Sets of Grade Rules?
    Cross Grading
    Frameless Bra Band Grade
    Frameless Bra Cup Grade
    Cup Grade in the Larger Cup Sizes
    Frame Bra Band Grade
    Sports Bra Grade
  4. Complex Fitting Techniques…………………….….….…62-75
    Thoracic Shaping
    The Flat Spot
    The 5 Body Types
    Fitting Petites
    Fitting the Low Contour Breast
    Back To The Wall
    Fitting The Omega Shape
    Increasing lift
  5. Loving Lace……………………………………………76-94
    Working with lace Edging
    Ideas for Lace application
  6. Photo Gallery
  7. Advanced construction …………………..…….….…….95-112
    Alternative Channeling Applications
    Using Sliders instead of Rings
    Front Strap Connectors
    Changing the Construction Order
    Nursing Bra Clips
    Slide Lock Adjusters
    Separators
    Using Continuous Wires
    Using Adhesives
  8. Cut-and-sew Foam Cups…………………..……………113-120
    Cut-and-sew?
    Contour Foam Cups
    Cut-and-sew Foam
    Seam and Topstitch
    Butt and zig-zag
    Mold Your Own Foam?
  9. Molded Foam Cups………….…………………………121-162
    Birth of a Foam Cup
    Foam Footprints
    Foam Cup Sizing
    Bullet Molding
    Drafting a Frame for Foam Cups
    Covering Molded Foam Cups
    Finishing the Cup Edges
    Making Foam Cup Bras
  10. Tools of the Trade………………..……………………163-177
    Machines for Bra-making
    Feeders, Folders, Binders and Hemmers
    Other Useful Accessories
  11. Chapter of Charts……………….………………..……178-184
    Suggested Further Reading
    Ready-to-wear Bra Sizing Chart
    Ready-to-wear Standards (inches)
    Ready-to-wear Standards (metric)
    Wire Schematic
    Using the Underwire Schematic
    Arc Length Chart
    Strap Patterns
  12. Index……………………………………………..…185-188
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