The Bra Top Pattern, Sexy Comfort For Any Season

bra top pattern

The bra top pattern I am sharing with you today is one of the pieces of lingerie I used to help me get through the last winter. I thought that this project could give you some comfort while we go back into our homes to endure another cold winter. 

I made this bra top with 50% stretch elastic lace and it has no padding nor any wires.

bra top pattern

I used already made bra straps, but I will also share with you how to make your own. It also has soft elastic around and under the chest to avoid any discomfort or rashes.

A peek-a-boo effect to add an attractive detail.

bra top pattern

Front gathers to accommodate a larger bust, although this bra top pattern is not designed for a bust larger than D.

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How To Print Your Bra Top Pattern

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Print and assemble the pattern before you cut the fabric.

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Pattern Layout For The Bra Top Pattern

Printing Instructions

Use the latest version of Adobe Reader, this is the only program you will need and we are not asking you to download any other program nor pay for additional programs.

Print the pattern for the carpet tote bag on Actual Size and in a Landscape format.

Body Measurements

Size Bust Underbust
S 33-36 30-33
M 36-40 33-38
L 40-44 38-40
XL 44-48 40-44
2XL 48-52 44-48

Sewing Level: Intermediate

I recommend that you become familiar with these concepts in order to get the best result out of this project:

  • experience with linguerie construction
  • knowledge of fabric
  • ability to follow instructions
  • knowledge of fitting linguerie to your own body

Also, you will need to read how to make a bra strap if you are not buying your own.

Sewing Instructions

Before you decide to use this bra top pattern, consider the design to see if you are able to wear this type of bra. It has no padding and no wires so if you are largely chested I suggest using wider straps and a wider elastic under the bust for better support. Please notice this bra is not designed for sport or to give you much support, although I have used it for yoga, dance and stretching. The main reason to use this bra pattern is for sexy comfort.

Notice I give no guidance on elastic for the underbust area. This is done so you can decide how tight you want the bra to be in that area, this is very specific to your personal needs. The tighter the underbust the better the support will be however the comfort will decrease. In my case since I am looking for comfort, I have taken the measurement under the bust minus two inches and that is the length of the elastic underneath.

Step One

Gather the front between the notches marked in your pattern. Reduce the space to 1.5″ (4cm), I suggest 2″ for Cup A.

bra top pattern

Step Two

Sew the fold over elastic on the chest opening and the armpit area using a small zigzag stitch. On my sewing machine, I am using size two.

bra top pattern

bra top pattern

Step Three

Lay your bra top on the table and cross the front overlapping 1.5″ and 2″ for A and B Cup.

bra top pattern

Step Four

Pin the bra to the elastic, right sides facing each other. As I mentioned before, measure your underbust area and decide how tight you want the band to be. Pin the centre of the bra to the centre of the elastic. Sew at 3/8″ (1cm).

bra top pattern

bra top pattern

Step Five

Attach the fold-over elastic around the chest area. Leave a gap of 2″ (5cm) between the cups. The length of the elastic will be determined by the size of the bra top pattern you choose.

bra top pattern

Step Six

Attach the bra hooks at the end of the elastic using a small zigzag.

bra top pattern

Step Seven

As my slider is a bit flat, some are round and even triangular or square, I will need a piece of elastic attached to the back of the bra in order to be able to sew the straps.

bra top pattern

Attach the bra straps to the cups using a small zigzag.

bra top pattern

Step Eight

Slide the strap through the slider and sew the strap using a zigzag.

bra top pattern

Finally, trim the strap to align with the lace.

That's All

As you can see, in eight easy steps you are able to make a bra top that is both sexy and comfortable without the hassles of wires and pads.

In a coming post, I will be showing you how to turn this bra top pattern into a crop top and a swimming suit. You'll be surprised at how versatile this piece can really be. So Until next time, Happy Sewing!


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7 Responses to The Bra Top Pattern, Sexy Comfort For Any Season

  1. Marcia Gold says:

    I am having a lot of trouble printing out this pattern. It’s the bra top pattern and I have downloaded Adobe but I cannot seem to get it to work!!

  2. Allen75570 says:

    I looked but I didn’t see a matching pattern for the garter belt. I would love to make it if you can share it! Thanks!

  3. Jen says:

    Thank you for this great idea! I have been researching sewing undergarments from natural organic fabrics and avoiding the many often unknown chemicals so prevalent in today’s ready-made undergarments. Your pattern could easily be used with the lovely new organic Oeko-tex or GOTS certified stretch knits that are becoming more available in cotton, lyocell, bamboo, etc. I have been looking at vintage patterns which often look intimidating. This will be a great place to start! Thank you!

  4. Laura says:

    Will you be showing also how to make the bottom garter belt piece in the photo? I am very interested in learning how to make that also. Thank you!

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