Desiree Bra PDF sewing pattern: underwire bra for low-stretch fabrics
The Desiree Bra is a classic full-coverage bra with a flattering three-piece cup. Inner Cup options include a folded edge, lace edge and foldover elastic edge. Cups can also be made with cut and sew foam. Four bridge options include a basic curved bridge, 2-piece bridge that continues the cup design line, lace bridge and gothic arch. Straps can be made with fabric and elastic back or all strap elastic. All cups and bridges are mix and match. Requires straight, zigzag, and 3-step zigzag stitches.
Take some of the mystery out of bra fitting by working in logical steps. Pattern includes a fitting guide with guidance for: finding your perfect underwire, adjust the pattern to fit your underwire, making a fitting band, adjusting the fit of the band, and adjusting the fit of the cups.
◊ Create the illusion of a plunging demi bra without sacrificing support and coverage. Work the upper portions of Cup A and Bridge F in sheer cup lining that matches your skin tone and create a sexy style.
◊ Showcase embroidered tulle or stretch lace with Cup B and Bridge G.
◊ Thicker bra fabrics like scuba and duoplex can be finished with foldover elastic at the neckline edge in Cup C and Bridge E.
◊ Create cut and sew foam cups and use any fabric for the cover, paired with a gothic arch bridge for
maximum comfort in Cup D and Bridge H.
◊ Cup A: Inner Cup cut on fold
◊ Cup B: Inner Cup cut in lace
◊ Cup C: Inner Cup cut in single layer and edge finished with FOE.
◊ Cup D: Foam cup with cover.
◊ Bridge E: 1-piece curved
◊ Bridge F: 2-piece seamed with inset
◊ Bridge G: 2-piece for lace
◊ Bridge H: 1-piece with gothic arch
Sizes to fit:
Full bust 29-54”/73.7-137.2cm
See Size Chart for Details
Two size ranges have been drafted separately. Cups A-F use regular wires, and cups G-M use vertical wires and have a more projected shape.
Intermediate. This pattern requires working with multiple layers of different fabrics, sewing elastic trims and underwire channeling. Requires straight, zigzag, and 3-step zigzag stitches. Instructions are fully illustrated.
Fabrics & Trims:
◊ Self: low-stretch knits such as duoplex, dazzle tricot, stabilized tricot, sheer cup lining, bra tulle, scuba knit, one-way stretch satin spandex, 40D tricot, embroidered tulle. Cup D cover can use knits with more stretch.
◊ Lining: stable knit with no stretch such as sheer cup lining/stabilized tricot.
◊ Band: powernet, techsheen.
This print-at-home PDF pattern has a fully illustrated 39 page instruction manual, which includes a pattern fitting and alterations guide. Pattern is printable on US letter and A4 paper. The pattern pages include a layers option to print only the size you need.