We offer the Bra-makers Manual in CD format which are lightweight, less expensive to ship, and cost less than the books. The CD’s also include a convenient search function.
The Bra-makers Manual has everything you have wanted to know about making bras, but didn’t know where to look. This is the original and first book of its kind, written as a textbook for the custom bra-maker. Home sewers 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.
Author Beverly Johnson explains how to obtain the pattern for your bra (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 – including strapless, nursing, and mastectomy bras. There are optional patterns to purchase that were developed for use with this book. Please see the pattern section for the new Classic Bra pattern.
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.