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…
As a part of our pattern remaking process we have made the Ulla pattern more sportive and supportive while remaining the most comfortable bra you ever had. We also expanded the size range from 65 (30) band to 110 (48).
The sewing technique is also changed being very easy now. Detailed sewing instructions are included in the pattern.
Use a good quality sport lycra or spandex for these.
Yesterday we published the renewed bra pattern DL02-3. It has gone through huge changes regarding to both shape and fit as well as pattern layout.
Now you get more for the 12 euros than earlier. The pattern includes more sizes and clear sewing instructions with drawings. The pdf pattern is layered and instant downloadable! Why to adjust patterns from time to time you may wonder. The technical changes are more understandable as the techniques change fast.
But, for me, the fit of the pattern is the most important thing. I continually teach bra making and therefore meet a huge amount of different shape of women. I’m in a privileged position to notice the common points of fit which work for almost everyone. And, as I love my job, teaching and pattern making, I would be crazy not to provide my knowledge for you in a form of better patterns.
A starter is the Boy Short pattern with three lengths. Mid-length boy short is a best option to wear under a skirt or dress – no more thigh rubbing. Short is great for the bikini bottom and any kind of exercise wear not to mention just shorts. Leggings with this pattern – you’ll love it!
Sizes from XS-2XL
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Use the same 3 cm wide elastic that you used for the bottom of the bra. Set the head of the elastic under the side boning tunnel and topstitch in place before you slide the bone in. Other head of the elastic is attached under the closure tape. The length of the elastic is the same as the length of the wing.
PS. We added 1 extra m of bottom elastic to our Ulla kit for the purpose.