|Modeling Clay Sources|
|Bra Kits from Fabric Depot|
If you are in the market for underwires, I have charts available in a free PDF file for determining underwire sizes.
Modeling clay can be used to create a bra cup form for designing bra patterns. If you use non-hardening modeling clay, you can refine and change the shape of the bra cup any time you choose.
For more information and a video for dial-up connections, see the descriptions in my Patternmaking Classroom. If you are not registered for my school, use the Guest Login feature. There is no charge to view the information in this classroom.
The initial links below are for the Van Aken Plastalina Modeling Clay as it is non-hardening, non-toxic, and can be melted on a stove top. You can find additional resources by searching for "Plastalina," "Plastilina," or "Plasticene."
To determine how much modeling clay you will need, 1 pound of the Van Aken clay is 1 cup by volume. You can pour sand or kitty litter into a copy of the bra cup you wish to create a form for, then pour this into a measuring cup. If you are going to use the technique shown in the video, I would recommending getting at least 2 to 3 pounds of clay.