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I received the download email but I can’t open the download link
Please download and open the link from a laptop or a computer. Click on the download link. Download to your computer or laptop. Open the PDF file using Adobe Reader. Avoid browser PDF viewers or any other applications.
How to print our PDF patterns
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How to assemble our PDF patterns
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Bra Measurements and Sizing
What measurements and how to take them to determine the size for our bra patterns
Please visit this page for all the information you need on how to take the measurements and how to determine your bra pattern size.
What size to choose or start with our bra patterns
As of 2020 we have a bra size calculator that outputs your size based on the measurements you type in. Please visit this page for information on taking the measurements and using the calculator. The determined size should be a starting point for you.
The bra calculator puts me in a wrong size
Our sizing systems are listed at the bottom of the page here. Please do not compare our sizes with the sizes from other designers. The sizes should be close to many RWT (Ready To Wear) sizes. But please note RTWs are also very different. There is no standard to date for bra sizing. If however you are almost certain the bra calculator determined a wrong size, we appreciate if you’d get in touch and drop us your measurements. This will help us refine the calculator.
The calculator says my size is not available
For the moment we work with a determined set of bra sizes. At this point we are not able to say if we are going to expand the area. However please check in regularly to see updates on this subject.
I can’t find the download page
The content is organized in tabs. The download section is on the Download tab. But you can use this link to access the tab directly.
I can’t find all the instructions to sew the bra. The links do not work
The instructions are not finished. Unfortunately, for the moment I have not set a time due to personal reasons. But this subject is our top priority and we will get back to it at some point.
When will instructions be finished
Unfortunately, for the moment I have not set a time due to personal reasons. But this subject is our top priority and we will get back to it at some point.
Can I make the pattern without underwires
I have seen some Mayas made without underwires in the bra making community. So yes, you can. But please note that you will not get the same shape and support. There isn’t going to be a clear separation between your breasts. The finished bra will have the look of a bralette and the feel of a loungewear. When choosing the supplies, please use very stable fabrics. If you’re going to use some pretty stretch laces, it’s important you line them with stable fabric.
Can I make the pattern without foam
Yes. Since foam is a stable fabric you have to compensate for it. Use stable – this means, non-stretch or with some mechanical give – fabric. If you’re going to use some pretty stretch laces or Lycra, it’s important you line them with non-stretch fabric.
Can I use your pattern in a workshop
Yes, but please let me know of your students makes by whichever way works for you: tag me on the social media (Instagram, Facebook), link back to our website in your blog post, or simply send us an email with some of your pictures.
How to measure for your dress pattern
Please visit this page for all the information you need on how to measure to determine your pattern size.
What size to choose for your dress pattern
Please visit this page for a helpful guide on how to choose your right size.
Sharing and Collaboration
Can I share some of your images / content
You can share at most one picture and only with a link back to the source. This means a link back to our website. Please give explicit credit to where you got the picture from. Otherwise sharing any images from our website is strictly prohibited. Sharing any of our content without our consent is strictly prohibited. Please get in touch if you want to share more images or some of our content.
Can I translate any of your content / article(s) / instructions
You can get in touch but please note I tend to decline any custom work whether it’s a designer task or a pattern grader. Please do not be disappointed with my answer. Due to personal reasons, I simply do not have enough time to accomplish everything I set my mind to do.
Can I request a custom garment
At this point we do not take commissions. Our mission is to help others discover the wonderful world of making their garments whether it’s a dress or a lingerie item.
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