Well, you asked and you shall receive! After many requests that I release a pattern for Sierra (Sophie, I’m referring to you!), I caved in, hunkered down for the past few weekends, and am now offering it as a free pattern as well as hosting a sew along. Where can you download it? How can you join the sew along? What is the hashtag? Read below!
Details + What I’ll Cover
The sew along will be held from Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 2 (breakdown of days below). It will cover how to make the Sierra bra from start to finish in 3 post. You can download the pattern here. As of right now, the pattern has the actual pattern, sizing info, supplies needed and printing instructions. It DOES NOT have instructions YET. I will publish the updated pattern with instructions AFTER the sew along is complete. That will allow me to add/update the PDF with any questions that might come up during the sew along. It’s a basic bra, so if you have experience with bra making, I’m confident you can go ahead and get started on your own.
update: PDF has been updated with instructions – click here to download (link is in the Details and What I’ll cover section).
I’ll be straight up honest, this style is for smaller chests – cup sizes AA-B. The bottom of the bra is finished with a zigzag stitch that outlines the scallops of the lace. With no underbust elastic, the support comes from compression. Your girls won’t try to escape underneath the scallops, as long as they’re in the AA-B size range. Trust me on this one!
Along with Mallori Lane, the construction for this bra is as basic as it gets. This is a great project for newbie sewists who want to dip into the world of elastics without having to think about cup sizes, underwires and channeling. Katie (my intern) and I photographed the sew-along in about 4 hours, and that included a trip from the studio to my house after I forgot 3/8″ elastic. Dope! Without any obstacles or photographing each step, I estimate this will take you 2 hours to complete.
Like I wrote here, my focus right now is smaller chests. Trying to cater to all size chests is too many boobs to consider, and I’m not going to fool anyone by attempting to market this as a bra for many. It ain’t. Larger chested women, don’t you worry, I’ll be coming after you soon with patterns, tutorials and more! One step at a time!
Monday, September 28: Finding your size, fabric + trims and cutting.
Wednesday, September 30: Sewing the elastic and finishing the bottom edge.
Friday, October 2: Attaching hooks + eyes and straps.
Contest, Giveaway + Bra Kits
Enter to win $25 to Bra Making Supplies by uploading your version to Instagram with the hashtag #bramakingwithmadalynne and tagging Madalynne and as well as Bra Making Supplies. I’ll choose a winner at the end of October, which will allow you time to make a Sierra in case you take part in the sew along after the fact.
Also, Bra Making Supplies will be offering a notions kit for this sew-along. Click here to order now so you have all your supplies ready for Monday, September 28!