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Bra Pattern Cutting

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Contents and Structure

This course introduces you to the specialised area of bra pattern cutting delivered from our dedicated contour department at Curtain Road. You’ll start by investigating different shapes of bras, looking at seam/wire types and fabric suitability.

We’ll demonstrate how to measure the bust correctly and then move on to creating patterns for bras, using a variety of methods such as, modelling on the stand and drafting from given measurements.  You’ll leave the course with 3 bra patterns of different styles.


These will include: a plunge underwired bra, padded bra with cradle and full cup bra. You’ll also be shown how to make a bra toile and how to fit the bra to the stand.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • 28mm blade Rotary cutter with retractable blade (Olfa or Fiscars) 

  • Pattern master or Graders set square & French curve

  • Paper shears for pattern cutting

  • Tracing wheel 

  • Metric tape measure

  • Fine pins

  • Flexible ruler 

  • Air-erasable fabric marker pen

  • 5mm propelling pencil with one of the following types of lead: 2H to 6H

  • Designer tape

  • Notepad and pen

Course Content

The course includes:


  • Introduction to bra fabrics and components

  • Fabric suitability/ testing stretch of fabric

  • Measuring the bust

  • Pattern annotation: grain, size, seam flow

  • Seam types: vertical, diagonal, curved, darted etc

  • Different methods of pattern drafting


Intermediate/Advanced. To fully benefit from this course you should have good sewing skills to the level of our Professional Sewing Techniques course and pattern cutting skills equivalent to the level of our Introduction to Womenswear pattern cutting course.

Bra Pattern Cutting

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