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Boylston Bra 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

The Boylston bra first appeared in an article Norma wrote for Threads Magazine (Issue #174). This pattern is incredibly versatile allowing you to make your own custom foam bra, standard cut-and-sew bra or even bikini top.

 

The Boylston is a versatile and supportive full frame underwire bra for everyday featuring:

  • A three piece, demi cup that allows for shaping and the ability to play with prints and color combinations;
  • A comfortable fabric strap that creates a flattering neckline;
  • A design that is compatible for use with cut-and-sew foam, luxury linings and a variety of trim options; and
  • A comfortable scoop back that lies smoothly under clothes and enhances support.

 

Notable Sewing Pattern Features:

  • An instantly downloadable PDF pattern
  • All pattern pieces except the strap and cup sizes beyond 40DD upper cup fit entirely inside the printable space of US Letter or A4 size paper. For printing ease each size is grouped together.
  • 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 reviewed and graded by professionals who typically send their output directly into production so you can be extra confident that you have a great starting point for your garment.

 

Size Range:

Available in either A to DD or DDD to J size ranges for 30 to 40 band sizes. Please select the correct size! 

Printing Note:

Find your size to select which pages to print. The complete document is over 75 pages.

 

© Orange Lingerie 2014-2016. For individual use only, 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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 45 reviews
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    l.
    4 Stars

    I just looked through the download for the Boylston bra and found that there is no mention of using foam other than to say the pattern is "compatible for use with cut-and-sew foam". If you don't already know how to work with the foam, you'll need the Threads issue mentioned in the Etsy listing or some other resource aside from this pattern. Do not expect any instructions on using foam to be included with this pattern.

    I cannot comment on how well the pattern is drafted, whether or not the instructions are easy to follow, etc. as I have just purchased the pattern and haven't used it yet.

    s
    s.
    5 Stars

    A lovely pattern. Thanks :-)

    T
    T.
    4 Stars

    I haven't had chance to use it yet but it looks really good and the instructions look nice and clear

    p
    p.
    5 Stars

    Looking forward to trying this pattern! Looks very clear.

    n
    n.
    5 Stars

    parfait! telechargement sans pb, fichier clair et bien expliqu! Y'a plus qu'!!! Merci

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 45 reviews
    87%
    (39)
    13%
    (6)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    l
    l.
    4 Stars

    I just looked through the download for the Boylston bra and found that there is no mention of using foam other than to say the pattern is "compatible for use with cut-and-sew foam". If you don't already know how to work with the foam, you'll need the Threads issue mentioned in the Etsy listing or some other resource aside from this pattern. Do not expect any instructions on using foam to be included with this pattern.

    I cannot comment on how well the pattern is drafted, whether or not the instructions are easy to follow, etc. as I have just purchased the pattern and haven't used it yet.

    s
    s.
    5 Stars

    A lovely pattern. Thanks :-)

    T
    T.
    4 Stars

    I haven't had chance to use it yet but it looks really good and the instructions look nice and clear

    p
    p.
    5 Stars

    Looking forward to trying this pattern! Looks very clear.

    n
    n.
    5 Stars

    parfait! telechargement sans pb, fichier clair et bien expliqu! Y'a plus qu'!!! Merci

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