LindaLou53 wrote:. I have been thoroughly impressed with their lightness and comfort. I know several other ladies have expressed interest in making their own forms so thought I would post my method with pics in case it is helpful.
For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, mastectomies and lumpectomies are terrifying prospects that can leave them feeling as though they have lost an essential piece of what makes them women. As daunting as the procedures are, the aftermath is often an even more frightening thought. Happily, this is where Knitted Knockers steps in.
A good friend of mine came to me hoping for a solution to her problem finding good fitting mastectomy bras. She had a prosthesis she was happy with, but could not seem to find a bra that was comfortable, affordable and in a style and color she liked. She hoped that I could help.
There are a number of breast forms available that are not made of silicone. Manufacturers may market them as "leisure" forms, "sleep" forms, or "post-surgery" forms, but some women prefer them to silicone and use them for everyday wear on a permanent basis. Other women like to use non-silicone forms for some activities and silicone forms for others. Many non-silicone forms are unweighted or lightly weighted and thus very comfortable.
I am a two-time breast cancer survivor. The second time, I had a total mastectomy. I hope to help others by sharing my experience and ideas.
This section provides practical information about breast prostheses for women who have had breast surgery. After surgery, the breast area will be tender, but you can choose to wear a light breast prosthesis called a soft form immediately. The soft form can be worn in a bra that has a pocket post-surgical bra.
I make pairs of microbead breast forms in ten different sizes and offer them on the 'Items for Sale' tab of this website. Because of buying some of the items in bulk, my price is often less than your cost to make one pair of microbead breast forms yourself, and always less than half the price of only ONE commercially produced microbead form. With me, you get TWO, plus I custom fit them for future pairs if you find that you'd rather one side be greater or less filled to accommodate your scar tissue.
If your problem is a see-through bra making an appearance through a black dress you should also check out her tutorial for Lining and Covering Bra Cups. Built in bras also just happen to be comfortable. And in contrasts to the simple shelf bras in sports tops, adding cups to a shelf bra also provides a pleasing silhouette no tube boob!