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Munroe Briefs PDF Sewing Pattern

Size Guide
Sizing Information

Bras

I always recommend making a muslin first to test the fit of the bra. This applies not only to new patterns but also to any new fabric you decide to use.

How to make muslins (a.k.a. toiles), a fast way and a more thorough way.

If you do not have a ready-to-wear size or at a loss for what size to start with, I offer the below sizing guideline for my bra sewing patterns.

SIZING GUIDELINES

Difference  Cup size
1" A
2" B
3" C
4" D
5" DD or E
6" DDD or F
7" G
8" H
9" I
10" J
  • When taking measurements, be sure to stand up straight and exhale fully.
  • Measure body circumference directly under the bust with the tape measure parallel to floor. Round the measurement to the nearest inch, rounding down if you are at the ½” mark. If your measurement is an even number, add 4″, and if it is an odd number, add 5″. This is the band size.
  • Measure body circumference at the fullest part of the bust while wearing a bra that is supportive yet out of a relatively thin fabric. Again, keep the tape measure parallel to the floor.
  • Derive cup size by subtracting the band size from the full bust measurement. Consult the chart below to find cup size. For example, if the full bust is 36″ and the band size is 34″, the difference is 2″. Based on the cup size chart below, this difference corresponds to a B cup. If you are in between sizes, use the larger size.

Underwear

Underwear patterns are based on a waist and hip measurement.

SIZING GUIDELINES

SIZE WAIST (inches) HIP (inches)
XS 24 -25 34.5 - 35.5
 S 26 - 27 36.5 - 37.5
M 28 -29 38.5  - 39.5
L 30 - 32 41 - 42.5
XL 34 -36 44.5 - 46

Garments

 garment-size-chart

Size Guide
Sizing Information

Bras

I always recommend making a muslin first to test the fit of the bra. This applies not only to new patterns but also to any new fabric you decide to use.

How to make muslins (a.k.a. toiles), a fast way and a more thorough way.

If you do not have a ready-to-wear size or at a loss for what size to start with, I offer the below sizing guideline for my bra sewing patterns.

SIZING GUIDELINES

Difference  Cup size
1" A
2" B
3" C
4" D
5" DD or E
6" DDD or F
7" G
8" H
9" I
10" J
  • When taking measurements, be sure to stand up straight and exhale fully.
  • Measure body circumference directly under the bust with the tape measure parallel to floor. Round the measurement to the nearest inch, rounding down if you are at the ½” mark. If your measurement is an even number, add 4″, and if it is an odd number, add 5″. This is the band size.
  • Measure body circumference at the fullest part of the bust while wearing a bra that is supportive yet out of a relatively thin fabric. Again, keep the tape measure parallel to the floor.
  • Derive cup size by subtracting the band size from the full bust measurement. Consult the chart below to find cup size. For example, if the full bust is 36″ and the band size is 34″, the difference is 2″. Based on the cup size chart below, this difference corresponds to a B cup. If you are in between sizes, use the larger size.

Underwear

Underwear patterns are based on a waist and hip measurement.

SIZING GUIDELINES

SIZE WAIST (inches) HIP (inches)
XS 24 -25 34.5 - 35.5
 S 26 - 27 36.5 - 37.5
M 28 -29 38.5  - 39.5
L 30 - 32 41 - 42.5
XL 34 -36 44.5 - 46

Garments

 garment-size-chart

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Sizing Information

Bras

I always recommend making a muslin first to test the fit of the bra. This applies not only to new patterns but also to any new fabric you decide to use.

How to make muslins (a.k.a. toiles), a fast way and a more thorough way.

If you do not have a ready-to-wear size or at a loss for what size to start with, I offer the below sizing guideline for my bra sewing patterns.

SIZING GUIDELINES

Difference  Cup size
1" A
2" B
3" C
4" D
5" DD or E
6" DDD or F
7" G
8" H
9" I
10" J
  • When taking measurements, be sure to stand up straight and exhale fully.
  • Measure body circumference directly under the bust with the tape measure parallel to floor. Round the measurement to the nearest inch, rounding down if you are at the ½” mark. If your measurement is an even number, add 4″, and if it is an odd number, add 5″. This is the band size.
  • Measure body circumference at the fullest part of the bust while wearing a bra that is supportive yet out of a relatively thin fabric. Again, keep the tape measure parallel to the floor.
  • Derive cup size by subtracting the band size from the full bust measurement. Consult the chart below to find cup size. For example, if the full bust is 36″ and the band size is 34″, the difference is 2″. Based on the cup size chart below, this difference corresponds to a B cup. If you are in between sizes, use the larger size.

Underwear

Underwear patterns are based on a waist and hip measurement.

SIZING GUIDELINES

SIZE WAIST (inches) HIP (inches)
XS 24 -25 34.5 - 35.5
 S 26 - 27 36.5 - 37.5
M 28 -29 38.5  - 39.5
L 30 - 32 41 - 42.5
XL 34 -36 44.5 - 46

Garments

 garment-size-chart

Details

While we were working on the Lexington bra pattern, I realized that I just had to have matching underwear. I just needed a matching set! As soon as the bra style was finalized, we started developing the Munroe briefs and I am loving the resulting set.

 

The Munroe is a high-waist brief designed to coordinate with the Lexington bra to create a matching set. The Munroe's features include:

  • front and back panels made from the fabric or lace used for the Lexington bra;
  • side panels made from the power net used for the Lexington bra; and
  • easy, accessible construction for the home sewist using a regular sewing machine or overlock.

     

    Notable Pattern Features:

    • An instantly downloadable PDF pattern.
    • Minimal taping required! For printing ease as well as paper and printer ink savings, the document is formatted as a layered PDF.
    • All pattern pieces are separate, not nested, and clearly show the seam allowance and/or trim allowance as applicable. This allows for construction clarity and simplifies any pattern alterations.
    • The instructions are professionally illustrated, making the seemingly complex steps of bra construction very clear and easy to understand.
    • This pattern was drafted and graded by professionals who send their output directly into production so you can be extra confident that you have a great starting point for your garment.

      

    Printing Note:

    • This is a layered PDF that is printable on US Letter and A4 paper and you must use a computer to open the document in the free Adobe Acrobat application to select the layers you wish to print. Printing instructions are included in the pattern document.

     

    © Orange Lingerie 2019. For individual use only, any commercial production from this pattern is prohibited.

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    SEPARATE PATTERN PIECES

    All pattern pieces are separate, not nested, and clearly show the seam allowance and/or trim allowance as applicable. This allows for construction clarity and simplifies any pattern alterations.

    PROFESSIONALLY ILLUSTRATED

    The instructions are professionally illustrated, making the seemingly complex steps of bra construction very clear and easy to understand.

    GRADED BY PROFESSIONALS

    This pattern was graded by professionals who send their output directly into production so you can be extra confident that you have a great starting point for your garment.

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    Very nice pattern but as many others have said, it’s a bit small in the circumference. I lengthened it about an inch on each side and it fits great now!

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    Very nice pattern but as many others have said, it’s a bit small in the circumference. I lengthened it about an inch on each side and it fits great now!

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