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Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction Paperback – July 14, 2014
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About the Author
Norma Loehr spent her youth as an avid seamstress and designer but put it aside to focus on a career in finance. When she could not locate a luxury custom bra making service in North America, Norma left her position at a major Wall Street firm in New York to focus on the study and practice of custom bra making and founded Orange Lingerie. She is now based in Boston. You can read more about Norma and see her work at http://www.orange-lingerie.com.
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Top customer reviews
WHAT I LIKED:
The focus of the book is pretty much summed up by the title - Construction and Fitting. It is written in very simple, easy to understand terms and walks you carefully through the steps of sewing a bra pattern together. A large part of the book is devoted to explaining common fitting problems you may encounter as you sew and how to correct them. Note that it does NOT include any patterns nor instructions for drafting your own pattern - it just walks you through altering/sewing a ready-made bra pattern.
The sewing instructions are written at a level suitable for anyone who knows the basic stitches of a sewing machine; it does not require an advanced seamstress to understand. At the same time the instructions are very thorough and will offer a professional result if followed carefully. If you have never sewn a bra but want to, this book will get you there.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
There were not nearly enough pictures. Although the instructions were thorough, I like to have pictures/diagrams to reference. It kind of comes across as cheap without them. Also, I would have loved a section on how to draft a bra pattern or block from body measurements. I also would have liked a section on how to do major pattern alterations, such as converting a darted cup to a three-piece cup, a full-frame bra to a frameless etc. Those two additions would make this the perfect book for me.
Finally, (although it doesn't relate to the content of the book) this book was very poorly edited. In fact, I'm not sure it ever crossed an editor's desk. Typos and missing words abound. While all instructions were still understandable, it gives the book an unprofessional and cheap air. Just because it is a Kindle-only edition is no reason to skip the basic publishing process.