The pattern is for a bra with no underwires, has a long line or regular band and also a bikini brief and is for knit fabrics.
The pattern instructions do clearly show you how to take your measurements and Amy does provide a bit more information about breathing when taking your Band measurement as well as holding a Sew Along to help us new to bra sewing.
Taking my measurements I have a Band size of 30 and a C cup.
Sue, from fadanista pointed out that you don't have to print all of the pattern out which can save you a quite a bit of paper.
I found some suitable sized pieces of the Cream Mercury Jersey left over from this top in my scrap bag for the cup, cradle and band.
The Straps are the first thing you finish and luckily I had purchased a few metres of Bra strap from Metro Fabrics at Tempe. As I was making the long line bra I needed a 3-row hook & eye which I purchased from Booby Traps along with some 12mm and 6mm plush back elastic.
The cradle is interfaced or lined and I used some Lisa Ho Power Net for this.
As I wasn't sure how this would wear I didn't try and line the bra cups but Carolyn from Handmade by Carolyn has very kindly set out the steps to do this.
I will be trying this out for the next version as their will be a next time as I found this bra very comfortable and supportive to wear.
The only change I will make is reduce the width of the long line band by no more than the width of the elastic as it is just a tad too long for me and keeps folding up.
I will be trying the Bikini brief soon, however elastic and I haven't had a good experience to date.
2015 Stash Out: 4.45 m
2015 Stash In: 13,5 m