The pattern is for a bra with no underwires, has a long line or regular band and also a bikini brief and is for knit fabrics.
The pattern instructions do clearly show you how to take your measurements and Amy does provide a bit more information about breathing when taking your Band measurement as well as holding a Sew Along to help us new to bra sewing.
I normally wear an underwire bra but thought this pattern could be useful for those days that I didn’t want to wear an underwire and also this is the style of bra my sister likes.
Taking my measurements I have a Band size of 30 and a C cup.
I found some suitable sized pieces of the Cream Mercury Jersey left over from this top in my scrap bag for the cup, cradle and band.
The Straps are the first thing you finish and luckily I had purchased a few metres of Bra strap from Metro Fabrics at Tempe. As I was making the long line bra I needed a 3-row hook & eye which I purchased from Booby Traps along with some 12mm and 6mm plush back elastic.
The cradle is interfaced or lined and I used some Lisa Ho Power Net for this.
I will be trying this out for the next version as their will be a next time as I found this bra very comfortable and supportive to wear.
The only change I will make is reduce the width of the long line band by no more than the width of the elastic as it is just a tad too long for me and keeps folding up.
I will be trying the Bikini brief soon, however elastic and I haven’t had a good experience to date.
2015 Stash Out: 4.45 m
2015 Stash In: 13,5 m