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How to Make Custom-Fit Bras & Lingerie (Paperback)
In How to Make Custom-Fit Bras & Lingerie Don McCunn draws on a decade's experience teaching online classes, this compendium of pattern making and sewing instructions provides instructions for making five kinds of bras - conventional, bikini, bandeau, bust sling, and athletic - as well as fitted and bikini briefs and thongs; swimsuits and leotards. Furthermore, McCunn provides instructions for combining the bra with skirt patterns to make Empire-waistline sleepwear, tops, dresses, even wedding gowns.
Praise from Users
"An invaluable guide for making clothes and lingerie that fit a real body rather than the measurement system of standard commercial patterns. The instructions are clear and provide many tricks for a person fitting herself."
"McCunn's books are a valuable addition to any collection of Sewing and Craft books. His instructions are so carefully thought out, thorough, easy to follow, and well illustrated that anyone making lingerie will benefit from them. "
"McCunn's approach enabled me to make well-fitting and supportive bras and swimsuits for my unusual figure."
"McCunn explains the WHY of pattern making not just the HOW, so I have learned concepts as well as practical skills, and when I am drafting, I actually understand the process instead of just following instructions by rote. Using his bust sling design to make bras that fit me perfectly because they are tailored to my exact shape is both liberating and empowering."
"McCunn's method, a culmination of many years experience, has helped many people, including me, in learning to draft and sew. His instructions are clear and straight to the point."
"It's nice to know that even a beginner sewer's experiences can be useful. Bras have been a constant source of angst for me for many, many years. Now, even though I am a beginning sewer, I get good it, adequate support, ease of care, better skin health, for a very reasonable price."
"In competitive swimming, the swimmer needs to focus on the clock, not fret over potential exposure. McCunn's custom fit bikini gives me that confidence, making me a faster swimmer. It also fits me better than any previous bikinis. I recommend it for anyone with an excuse to wear a swimsuit "
"The most comfortable panties I've ever worn "
"McCunn's books are amazing, I have them and recommend them to everyone."
Jane Ann Butters