My dear readers and followers, can I surprise you with something I am ready to share with you? I have designed a new bra pattern. It’s called Afi Chic Bra Pattern because it is chic in every way. The pattern, instructions and the ready garment made from it. This is my first commercial pattern. I poured all my efforts and energy into creating something truly unique. This is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern.
The Afi Chic Bra is designed to have a beautiful round cup created by the two vertical seams. Since many will wonder about the coverage, this is a full cup with high front. The frame is also a full frame featuring a leotard back and somehow wide band. The bra is designed to use underwires for shape and support.
The Afi Chic Bra Pattern includes 3 styles. Style 1 is a basic one. Cups are fully lined as well as the cradle. One notable feature of this style is its double backwing. Yes, doubled. But why has the main style to be so complicated? The reasoning behind has two key points.
Style 2 is more advanced, but with more delicate finishing. The cup uses foam. The neckline edge is completely hidden by the lace decoration. Also, lace decoration is used for hiding side seams.
Style 3 uses lace to cover the foam cups. The lace on the band features an asymmetrical cut. It starts from the front,
almost hides the side seam and ends elegantly on the back. Yes, you can also make the bridge from lace. I chose to model one that does not use the lace as the bridge just to give you an idea what the pieces of this pattern are, and what you can make with them.
But this was merely a summary of the styles. For each style, the instructions show you all the interesting details and techniques used. This way you can choose more wisely which one you want to sew: because you like it, or because you want to learn new sewing techniques.
Speaking of the instructions and the package. This pattern is … well, it is very detailed. You get an introductory instruction booklet that helps you get started with bra making in general, and how to work with the pattern. It walks you through sizing, wires, printing, bra information. Then you get separate instruction PDFs for each style.
I apologize in advance if you wanted to save paper and have it all in one place. I know printing is not cheap. But with all the details like illustrations, and the chapters, and the techniques included at some point I thought of this pattern as a … small book. Beginners learn to sew a bra, while more advanced seamstress can learn neat sewing techniques to make truly high end finished bras.
Last but not least. This pattern was built with many personal sacrifices. I gave up all my holidays, any recreational sewing or any other activities not sewing related. All my weekends became working days. And I’ll admit, it was a challenge to see it here available. But I do hope you will enjoy the Afi Chic Bra Pattern. We openheartedly accept feedback. But please, if you’re going to throw tomatoes (we accept those too) and before judging, please think of the tremendous work that was poured into making this. And think if you would have done it.