The Basic 1st Bra

There are several steps involved in achieving the Basic 1st Bra.


Here is what you can expect from Ivy Rose Designs


Your Initial Consultation (which can take up to 90 minutes)


  • The in house bra designer will talk with you about what you are currently experiencing and what you are looking for to change. The more open and honest this discussion is the better our results will be.
  • Our pattern-maker will take a multitude of measurements while you are wearing either your best fitting non-padded bra, or one of our samples. (Ironically, this is a catch-22 that the best patterns come from the most accurate measurements, and the most accurate measurements are found while wearing a properly fitted bra....) We will get as close as we can for the measuring step.
  • Our designer will also try several different wire sizes on your breast root (this is the curve where your breast tissue meets your chest wall) to determine which size is the best fit for your specific body. Many women have different sized breasts, and we can address that during pattern making!

After the consultation is over, our bra designer will draft a pattern unique to your very specific measurements. A bra will be created in white or beige, (your choice) with a standard neckline trim, using this pattern.

Your First Bra Fitting


  • You will try on your bra to assess the fit.
  • Our designer will be checking for band length, the bridge (the part between your breasts) to fit snugly against your chest wall, cups smooth and supporting, and straps secure, as well as double checking the wire fit.


If all these are correct, hooray! You can take your new bra home today!



***There is a chance that there may be some minor tweaks needing to be made. We are aiming for perfection - if adjustments need to be made you will need to come back for another fitting.***

There is nothing more flattering than a well fitting bra.

Our goal is for you to achieve a perfect and comfortable fit, as this pattern will be used to create all future bra and swimwear designs for you.

This is the bra that starts it all, the one that all future bras and swimsuits will be based off of...