Bare Essentials: Bras


Bare Essentials: Bras
Construction and Pattern Drafting for Lingerie Design

Written By: Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

196 pages

Published August 2011

The Bare Essentials series is an invaluable resource for anyone entering into the field of lingerie design. This volume summarizes the basics of bra design, from sewing and construction to drafting and pattern grading; introducing these subjects in a manageable capacity.Bare Essentials is organized into three main sections based on the complexities of the information provided. Included in this book are patterns for sizes 30A through 40F. What you will learn:• Construction methods using elastics and stretch fabrics• Manipulation of basic patterns• Pattern drafting from measurements• Developing grade rules and grading patterns 

This book is also available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, Apple, Kobo and through select libraries. Ask your librarian to carry this book if it isn’t already available.

PATTERN UPDATE: The top cup on the bra pattern may need to be altered for strap placement. Make sure to test the fit before cutting and sewing in the final fabric. Here are directions on how to alter it.

BOOK UPDATE: In the attached link, you can download the pages that have changed due to some updates. An updated version of the book is in the works, but is currently not available.

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