Business and tailoring

How To Cut Breast Cup Or Bustier Pattern: Tailoring 101

To cut a breast cup or bustier pattern is very simple and not as difficult as people might think. And for this reason, I have decided to explain how to cut breast cup or a bustier pattern in tailoring.

I have always been of opinion that tailoring business is lucrative if you are creative and sew a fantastic cloth for your customers.

How to cut a breast cut

Step one

Get your tape rule, ruler, measurements you have taken, chalk or pencil.

The measurements I used for cutting this particular breast cup in this article is shown below:

Nipple point: 11

Nipple point round measurement: 35.5

Under bust: 14.5

Under bust round measurement: 29

Half length: 17

Half length round measurement: 28.5

Shoulder: 15

Nipple to nipple: 7

Arm hole: 17 (optional)

Recommended: How to cut 6 pieces bustier gown without separating it from half length

Step two

Fold your material into two

breast cut 1

Step three

Chalk out the nipple point, under bust, and half length of the measurement on the folded material

breast cut 2

Step four

Since I have folded the material into two, the nipple to nipple that will be chalk out on the material is half of the nipple to nipple point I have measured which 3.5 inches

breast cut 3

Step five

Give allowance of 2 inches

breast cut 4

Step six

Add 0.5 inches to the 3.5 inches at the nipple point

breast cut 5

Step seven

Chalk out 2.5 inches on the shoulder of the folded material

breast cut 5

Step eight

Cut it out and launch the under bust. When joining, ensure the launching at the under bust meet

Step nine

Confirm what you have cut out with the measurement i.e. round measurement nipple point, round measurement under bust, and round measurement half length

I hope you now have a good understanding of how to cut the shape.

Source: UGlo Fashion, Onikolobo, Abeokuta. You can contact me for more information and training on whatsapp (08062064265).

Recommended: How to start tailoring business

Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

Related Articles


  1. Clement morayo says:

    Nice illustrations… Just that the image attached are not sharp enough to view.. I will suggest you repost another picture to best explain better

    1. Bolarinwa Olajire says:

      I will contact the author and I will definitely upload a better image. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button