Maritza Sports Bra: PDF sewing pattern athletic bra for stretch knits
Designed for athletic knits with a high spandex content, the Maritza Sports Bra provides support with a beautiful shape. Maritza is fully lined for comfort and a clean finish. Stabilized fabric straps provide extra support.
Front options include lace cup overlays and choice of plain or foam cup lining.
Back options include pullover racerback (with or without lining), keyhole opening with hook and eye closure, or straight back with adjustable straps and exposed elastic band.
Edges are finished with fold over elastic.
Requires straight, zigzag, 3-step zigzag, and lightning stitches.
Front A: basic front with lining
Front B: lace overlays with lining
Front C: basic front with cut and sew foam cups in lining
Back D: racerback, lined, covered band
Back E: racerback, single layer, covered band
Back F: racerback, lined, hook and eye closure, covered band
Back G: straight back, adjustable straps, lined, exposed elastic
Sizes to fit:
Full bust 32-48”/81.3-122cm
See Size Chart for Details
Intermediate. Attaching the bra layers and band together requires working with multiple layers of fabric. Requires straight, zigzag, 3-step zigzag, and lightning stitches. Instructions are fully illustrated.
Fabrics & Trims:
The level of support will be determined by your fabric choices. Look for at least 10% spandex, and 30-50% stretch. A high level of spandex provides good recovery, but too much stretchiness will be less supportive. Using powernet as the lining fabric and/or adding foam cups can also improve support.
Self: Athletic knits, supplex, swim nylon/spandex, milliskin, scuba. Back can be made with powernet or fabrics listed above.
Lining: self fabrics listed above, stretch mesh, cotton/spandex, or powernet for larger cup sizes.
Stabilizer (for straps): sheer cup lining, stabilized tricot.
Trims: Back G: 2 rings and 2 sliders, 1/2”/12mm, Back F: 2-Row Hook and Eye Closure
This print-at-home PDF pattern has a fully illustrated 20 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. A projector file for the pattern is also provided.
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