I am so happy to share with you my new pattern, the Desiree Bra!
This pattern has truly been a labor of love with months of work. I wanted to provide not only a beautiful style with different design options, but also a guide for fitting and detailed instructions to assist newer bra-makers.
The Desiree Bra is a classic full-coverage underwire bra with a flattering three piece cup. Inner Cup options include a folded edge, lace edge and foldover elastic edge. Cups can also be made with cut and sew foam.
Four bridge options include a basic curved bridge, 2-piece bridge that continues the cup design line, lace bridge and gothic arch. Straps can be made with fabric and elastic back or all strap elastic. All cups and bridges are mix and match. Requires straight, zigzag, and 3-step zigzag stitches.
Take some of the mystery out of bra fitting by working in logical steps. Pattern includes a fitting guide with guidance for:
Sizes to fit:
Full bust 29-54”/73.7-137.2cm
see size chart in pattern listing for full details.
This pattern has been drafted in two separate size ranges. Cup sizes A-F use regular wires, and cups G-M use vertical wires and have a more projected shape.
I used a variety of fabrics for the cups and cradles including: sheer cup lining, stabilized tricot, embroidered tulle, satin spandex, and scuba. The option for cut-and-sew foam cups allows the use of stretchy knit fabrics as the cup cover. Back bands are made with powernet.
You can find the pattern listing here. Stay tuned for individual blog posts and videos detailing the fabrics used in each sample.
I design lingerie sewing patterns for everyday comfort and feminine style in an inclusive size range. Fill up your underwear drawer with beautiful custom-made bras and panties in your favorite fabrics and trims, designed to fit your body.