By Beverly Johnson
Finally! Everything you have wanted to know about making bras, but could not find the information! This is the first book of its kind written as a textbook for the professional made-to-measure bra-makers but those home sewers who are up for a bit of a challenge will find this book a complete reference on bra design, draft, fit and construction. Even if you never sew a bra for anyone else, you will thoroughly enjoy making your own well-fitting and supportive bras. Beverly explains how to obtain the pattern for your bra, and there are many sources, and how to change that one basic pattern into a library of bra styles and designs. You will learn to fit like a pro, how to choose and control fabric, and how to duplicate all of the professional techniques you see in ready to wear.
The Bra-makers Manual By Beverly Johnson From its humblest of beginnings as a square of cloth, to the engineered marvels of today, the bra has earned its place in history as both the most loved and the most hated garment. Why? Partly because ready to wear can-t possibly address all the unique needs of each woman. What better way for those who enjoy precision sewing, than to make the most complex and intriguing garment in our wardrobe? You may even decide to launch an exciting new career as a custom bra-maker!
In the Bra-makers Manual, you will learn to draft a pattern from a variety of sources available, and use that pattern as the foundation to create a virtual library of bra styles. No longer will you be restricted by the limitations of a pattern! You will learn how to choose and control the fabric, and do fittings like the professionals. You will learn to construct special needs bras, including nursing and mastectomy bras; and of course, the strapless bra. Duplicate all of the professional techniques with instructions written specifically for home sewing machines.
The Bra-makers Manual was written as a textbook for the professional made-to-measure bra-maker, but those home sewers who are up for a bit of a challenge will find this book a complete reference on bra design, draft, fit and construction. Even if you never sew a bra for anyone else, you will thoroughly enjoy making your own well-fitting and supportive bras. Now you can have all the fashionable fabrics and colours, in styles that rival ready-to-wear at a fraction of the cost.
This is the book that Beverly Johnson has promised her students for years. Now it is ready, complete with 235 pages of text and illustrations; with colour photos of bras designed by the author and some of her bra-making students.
French version available now!
This Product was added to our catalogue on Monday 15 August, 2011.