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Bare Essentials: Bras - Third Edition

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$19.95


I purchased this book half a year ago as a newbie to bra making and I am super happy with it. Apparently, I have a bit of an unusual shape. So I decided to buy this book, to be able to draft something according to my measurements.
The drafting process is well described with one picture for each step. I only found it a bit confusing, that all of a sudden the term "horizontal measurement" and "vertical measurement" were replaced by "horizontal bust diameter" and "vertical bust diameter”. (My only point of criticism.)
For my basic bra pattern, I only needed to make one tiny adjustment and now I have incredibly well fitting bras! :D
I already had great fun experimenting with my sloper to create different cup designs. Here, the online calculator provided on this website is a BIG help.

The whole book is extraordinarily thought out -providing an online calculator tool and even considering nursing bras and people with prosthetic breasts. It is clear that this book was not only written by somebody who knows her métier, but by someone who knows how to pass her knowledge as well. English isn’t my mother tongue, but I had no problems understanding the instructions on drafting and sewing whatsoever.

As a beginner I highly recommend this books. It’s a great resource of knowledge to have access to right from the start. Some people on the internet say, the maths in this book is complicated, but using the online calculator you don’t need to calculate anything yourself. In my opinion this book is much more valuable than what you pay for it.
Greetings from Germay!