Measuring for our Bras

Measuring for our Bras

Accurate measuring is essential to getting a perfectly fitted custom bra!  All measurements are taken without a bra or clothes on.  Do not add wiggle room to the measurements, or your bra will be too loose (there's already a bit of extra room for engorgement).

Lift your breasts and have someone measure your under bust. Around your body as close to the base of your breasts as you can get.  Make sure the measuring tape is snug, but not uncomfortably tight. 

 

Measure around the largest part of your bust.  Do this measurement while bent over so that your breasts are hanging towards the floor.  This will ensure there is enough room in the cups.  You can send a standing bust measurement as well, and we'll use the average. 

 

What sizes can we accommodate? We can make bras for 35 - 62 inch bust and 30 - 51 inch underbust, with up to an 18" difference between those measurements (P cup).

Pregnancy:

Our bras are designed to fit during and after pregnancy. 

Breastfeeding Access:

All of our bras can be breastfed in.  For a breastfeeding specific bra, go with this one.

Strap Options:

Having trouble deciding which strap type to go with?  We have two options - padded, and plush elastic.  They are both adjustable, the padded less so.  The padded straps are made from two layers of the same fabric as the bra, with a layer of felted merino sandwiched between.  

If you have trouble with straps slipping off your shoulders, go with the elastic straps.  The elastic straps grip the shoulders better and are less likely to move around.
Bra with padded vs unpadded straps

 

Can I still wear these bras if I'm not breastfeeding?  Yes!  The standard and cross front bras are fine as a normal bra if you're not breastfeeding. 

Can I order now and measure later? Yes. You can send an email, call/text, or chat with us on Facebook after your order with measurements. 

Do I need to measure every time I order?  We keep your measurements on file for repeat ordering.  If your previous bras still fit well then you can skip the measuring!

How long do they take to make?  Sewing time is around two weeks, sometimes sooner. 

Can I send fabric to you?  Yes, you can have fabric sent to us.  Special types of fabric are needed, so please check with us first!  We can get about 2 bras out of one yard of fabric.  The rate is $40/hr when supplies are provided and each bra takes around an hour. 

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Can’t wait to order my first bra from u.

Stephanie Bernhardt

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