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The Full-Framed Bra Cup

icon-smMark discusses the drafting, fitting and creation of this classic - but notoriously complicated - non-wired bra which gives excellent bust support and shape.

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How to Make a 1950's Bullet Bra

How to make a bullet braSilhouette is important for vintage as well as historical clothing: make an authentic pointy bra that Jane Russell or Marilyn Monroe would have been proud of.

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How to Make a Corselette

Vintage 50s CorseletteMark shares with us the secrets of working with stretchy powernet, and shows how to make a vintage corselette of the 1950s or 60s.

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Stretch Fabric Control Panels

50s_corseletteMark takes the basic corselet further by adding shaping or control panels to it. He also shows how to adapt the corselet blocks to make other foundation garments.

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Push Up and Sling Bras

Cup shaping and designIn this article on bra design we will look at more cup shaping options, push up bras, and sling bras, and try to solve the problem of "east westing". 

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Push Up and Sling Bras 2

Push Up and Sling Bras 2Part 2 of Push Up and Sling Bras series. You've drafted the cups in part 1, now we'll draft the bra wing with gated back fastening, and sew the push up bra.

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Underwire Theory: Levers, Fulcrums

Fulcrum and LeversIn this article Mark looks at some of the load-bearing theory behind underwires in bras, discusses what they do, and shows you how to make your own underwires.

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Overwired Strapless Bra

Overwires, not underwiresThe search for the perfect strapless bra is always ongoing. Instead of pushing up from below, let's have a go at suspending from above with "overwires".

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Circular Wire Strapless Bra

Overwire Strapless braThe search for the perfect strapless bra is still ongoing. Could this 1952 example be the one? Mark gives full instructions so you can try it for yourself.

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