BRA BUILDING RESOURCES
Welcome to our Bra Builders Resource Pages! We are partnering with a group of very talented sewists, designers and teachers to help you on your journey to becoming an accomplished builder of your own lingerie. We are always here to answer any questions you might have, but we don't hold a candle to these brilliant women! We have compiled a collection of pages that will provide links that you can utilize to help you learn new skills or, for you more experienced bra builders, to brush up on and perfect techniques. From fit to design to basic sewing skills to advanced techniques, find it all here in our resource pages!
Click on the links below to explore what each of these amazing women have to offer.
Monica O'Rourke Bravo---Bravo Bella Custom Bras
Monica is a wonderful teacher! Her website is full of instructional materials for all skill levels. With her clear instructions, beginners will be making their own lingerie in no time and more advanced sewists will be adding skills and techniques they have always wanted to learn. And keep an eye on Monica's website--virtual fitting sessions will be coming soon!
Linda Crawford---Uplift Custom Bras
While sewing a bra isn't tricky, fitting a bra can be. Book some time with Linda Crawford, who has been a custom bramaker for many years. As Linda says, "Life is too short for an uncomfortable, unflattering bra!" She is also a great resource for Post-Masectomy and Post-Surgical Bras that are beautiful and comfortable.
Nikki Griffin (Nikki G)---Sewing My Style
You will love learning with Nikki, a 40-year sewing veteran. Taught by some of the top designers in the fashion industry, Nikki shares what she has learned over the decades by teaching private & group sewing classes including bra making, from measuring, sizing and fit to making a bra that fits. Book a private lesson in her Live Zoom Sewing Room and make the most gratifying garment you’ve ever made: a bra.
Carla Musarra-Leonard---La Bella Coppia
You can not only shop for Carla's La Bella Coppia Stock sizes and Custom Bras, there is also a wealth of bra-building and fitting information on her website. Her focus is on the larger cup sizes, but there is plenty of information there to help all bra builders. You can also connect with Carla for help finding your perfect fit with virtual bra fittings or take her free course on How to Measure Yourself for the Josey Bras. If you are interested in more patterns, you can find those under her other company, Sew Intimates.
Last, but not least, check out Bra Builder's own The Great Bra Sewing Bee, a virtual lingerie sewing conference. This 4 day virtual conference is packed full of content for all skill levels with an extended access option that provides access to content for a full year. We are also offering a pre-conference Beginner Bee this year with everything you need to know to start making your own lingerie. Dates for this year's conference are August 4-8.