Iris Bralette PDF sewing pattern: soft bra for stretch knits
Designed for stretch knits, the Iris Bralette has modest bust coverage with vertical seamed cups and a sweetheart neckline.
Four front options include the addition of a bust sling in lace or fabric, and lace cup overlays. Back options include a basic band with no closure, band with back extension and optional lace overlay, and a ballet back with hook and eye closure.
Front of the bralette is fully lined for comfort, with all seams enclosed. Upper edges of the bra can be finished with picot, piping, or fold over elastics.
Front A: basic
Front B: lace sling
Front C: contrast sling
Front D: lace cup overlays
Back E: basic band
Back F: band with back extension and lace overlay
Back G: band with contrast back extension
Back H: ballet back with hook and eye closure
Sizes to fit:
Full bust 31-46”/78.7-116.8cm
See Size Chart for Details
Intermediate. Attaching the cups to the center front of the cradle requires some careful sewing to get a nice pointed shape. 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:
This pattern is designed for stretch knits with 30-60% crosswise stretch. Some examples for the cup/cradle fabrics are: scuba, Liverpool, athletic net, glissenette, milliskin, swim nylon/spandex, athletic wicking knits, cotton/spandex jersey. Pattern includes more details about these fabrics, and the differing levels of bust support they provide.
Lining: stretch mesh or self fabric.
Band: powernet or techsheen.
This print-at-home PDF pattern has a fully illustrated 18 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.