Delvine Bralette PDF sewing pattern: high neck bra for low stretch fabrics
Designed for low-stretch knits, Delvine is a high-neck bralette with bust darts, a variety of front lace overlay options, plain and lace cradles, and three back band styles.
Six front style options include a keyhole opening and four different lace overlays. Back options include a full-coverage princess-seam band with lace, straight back band with strap
attachments, and a halter back.
Cradle is lined, with cradle and band seams enclosed for comfort and a clean finish. Edges are finished with fold over elastic. Requires straight and zigzag stitches.
Front A: basic front
Front B: keyhole opening
Front C: keyhole opening in lace
Front D: lace triangle cup overlays
Front E: lace upper chest and triangle cup overlays
Front F: lower keyhole opening overlay
Cradle G: basic cradle
Cradle H: lace cradle with seam
Back I: princess seam band with lace
Back J: straight band with strap attachments
Back K: halter band
Sizes to fit:
Full bust 31-47”/78.7-119.4cm
See Size Chart for Details
Intermediate. Attaching the lining with enclosed seams requires working with multiple layers of fabric. Bralette uses straight and zigzag stitches. Instructions are fully illustrated, and include links for videos showing the process of attaching the band with the “burrito method”, and attaching the cups to the cradle.
Fabrics & Trims:
Self Fabrics: low stretch knits (less than 30% stretch) such as: 15 denier tricot, bra tulle, sheer cup lining, nylon tricot, nylon chiffon, dazzle tricot. For fabrics with more stretch (such as liverpool or scuba), line Front with a more stable fabric or use the same fabric cut on the opposite grain. Wovens can also work, just cut the cups on the bias grain and the cradle on the straight grain.
Lining: sheer cup lining, stabilized tricot, bra tulle. Needs to be lightweight and non-stretch.
Band: powernet, techsheen
Trims: fold over elastic (FOE); ½”/12mm strap elastic; ¾”/19mm plush back elastic for band; 3-row hook and eye closure; 2 rings and 2 sliders, ½”/12mm; G-hook, ½”/12mm for Back K; stretch lace trim for Fronts C, D, E, F, Cradle H and Back I. Width of stretch lace trim varies by size, see chart for details.
This print-at-home PDF pattern has a fully illustrated 17 page instruction manual, which includes information on printing and assembling the pattern pages (printable on US letter and A4 paper), a size guide, and a stretch guide for measuring the stretch percentage of fabrics. The pattern pages include a layers option to print only the sizes you need.