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Unread 12-05-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
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Make padding for bra?

I'm trying to figure out how to make a bra pad that would prevent the, uh, assets of a womens boobies to poke through. The shape of the top/bra would be like a teardrop, and would need to be able to be adjusted to any size breast. Any hints or materials that could be used? Comfort is the main thing I'm looking for.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 12:11 AM   #2
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The easiest thing to do is just buy a bra with cups that will work and cut it apart.

The cups are moulded, not shaped. If you shape them with seams, you'll never get a perfectly natural shape. You can get close, but just take a look at such lingerie and antique underwear and you'll see what it looks like.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 12:33 AM   #3
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Moulded? How interesting! Of what??

Let it be a lesson: sewing will always be a bitch and throw new things at you.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 03:41 AM   #4
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If you were to make a particular type of bra like structure, the best way to make sure that *ahem* lovely lady lumps will not poke through would be to use a foam padding or buy premade Bikini or bra pads which you can get at any local Jo-anns or fabric(For fashion) store.

You would be able to cut them to shape but be careful as many are not made to be cut up and will ravel and pull apart.
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Unread 12-06-2010, 01:50 PM   #5
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I guess I'm confused by your question. padded bras will conceal nipple show-through in most cases, without any weird bumps or seams from a partial piece being stuck in there. so why not just use a padded bra, or stitch in bra cups?

most fabric stores sell the foam molded bra cups (anywhere from soft to more structured) to be used for support in garments that are strappy, backless, or have plunging necklines. They are usually stitched in by hand, sometimes with a lining between the cup and the dress fabric. You could cut them to modify the shape if needed. Or some people will remove the cups from an existing bra.
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Unread 12-08-2010, 11:43 PM   #6
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I've seen bra cups sold at Jo-Anns. Why not just buy those and sew them into the garment?
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Unread 12-09-2010, 11:20 PM   #7
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@Battousai-nii, how thick are they? (also, nice pic!)
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Unread 12-10-2010, 05:50 AM   #8
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If the moulded cups come in your size, definitely go with those - they will make your life much easier. If you're quite large or quite small, you may find you need an actual pattern. Kwik Sew is the only one I've found that do commercial bra patterns and they usually call for tricot - which is tricky to find but I think it's substantial enough to avoid embarrassing situations. Fitting bra patterns is hell itself, but sadly the cups don't come to suit all sizes and shapes.
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