You, my dear customers, have requested the pattern to include all sizes instead of divided into many size ranges. I heard you. You can find all these sizes in the Make Bra DL03:
Conversion into US and UK sizes
cm | in
65 | 26
C – I
C – G
C – F
70 | 28
B – H
B – H
B – FF
75 | 30
A – G
A – G
A – F
80 | 32
AA – F
AA – DDD/F
AA – E
85 | 34
AA – DD
AA – DD/E
AA – DD
90 | 36
A – D
A – D
A – D
95 | 38
A – C
A – C
A – C
Let me explain what actually changed in the DL03
PATTERN SHEET As I already mentioned, the pattern is now available to download immediately after payment. Each size is on its layer – the pattern is clear and easy to use. Also, you find the underwire size drawing there too. Always remember to open the pattern in Adobe Reader.
PATTERN I customized the shape and volume of the cup, especially in the largest cup sizes.
SEWING TECHNIQUE I changed the finishing method of the top of the bra. Instead of finishing the top of the cup with the FOE, you use the turn-over method. It brings more versatility for the wear. Of course, you can still make it with fold-over elastic. The pattern now also includes clear, illustrated instructions.
A LITTLE EXTRA And as a bonus, I included instructions for attaching the front closure to the underwired bra. You can apply this method to all underwired bras.
I wish you an empowering Women’s Day and happy sewing with #makebraDL03 -Annele
If your elastic differs from those widths, follow these steps:
1. Make a calculation If your elastic band is narrower than in the pattern, subtract the width of your elastic from the 3 cm / 1.18″. Then multiply the result by three. This is the amount you will remove from the bottom edge of the original pattern. If your elastic band is wider than in the pattern, subtract 3 cm / 1.18″ from the width of your own elastic. Then multiply the result by three. This is the amount you will add to the bottom edge of the original pattern.
2. Adjust the Sew Comfy Bra bottom edge.
3. Fold the edge as if the elastic were inside and then cut the CB into shape.
From the beginning of February you don’t find any fabrics or notions or kits in Make Bra shop any more. It’s time to get back to the basics – pattern making and teaching – things that I so much love.
Ten years ago we started selling fabrics and notions because it was so hard to find them here in Finland. You couldn’t sell patterns if there wasn’t any materials available. It wasn’t easy elsewhere either. But, fast bra making became very popular and fellow sellers popped up here and there.
Going through the process of giving up made my plans for the future more well-balanced. I’m leaving multitasking behind and focusing on pattern making and teaching.
To be honest, this process wouldn’t happened at this stage without a small accident that I faced at the end of 2020. As a consequence of that I went through the leg and elbow surgeries. Recovering has forced me to slow down but, my head is spinning new ideas non-stop…
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