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Leverett Hook and Eye Closure 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

When I want to achieve an extraordinary result on a lingerie project that requires a hook and eye closure, I turn to the Leverett sewing pattern. 

With the Leverett pattern, you too can make a custom closure to best match your fabric and notions. No more searching for just the right color ready-made set and no need for dyeing. In addition to adding a special detail to your project, you also get the satisfaction of being able to make one more part of your garment by hand!

For maximum flexibility, the Leverett sewing pattern includes 1 hook high, 2 hook high, 3 hook high and 7 hook high sizes along with fully illustrated instructions to guide you through the process of making a beautiful, slim and sturdy closure.

 

© Orange Lingerie 2017. 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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j.M.

Easy download

L
L.W.
A perfect addition to any lingerie pattern collection

The Leverett Hook and Eye Closure pattern is a welcome addition to the world of bespoke lingerie, as it will permit the designer / sewist to create fully specialized undergarments. I use a floating underwire bra system in all my custom swimsuits and this closure pattern will enable me to explore new methods of providing fashionable, innovative support. I have not yet been able to use the Leverett Hook and Eye Closure pattern, but I am looking forward to incorporating it into my next design.

H
H.
5 Stars

Can't wait to try this out.

M
M.
4 Stars

What a great idea for a bra accessory pattern. Thank you.

H
H.M.
5 Stars

Great directions! I was able to finish a bra I was working on without having to order more supplies. Thank you!

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
j
j.M.

Easy download

L
L.W.
A perfect addition to any lingerie pattern collection

The Leverett Hook and Eye Closure pattern is a welcome addition to the world of bespoke lingerie, as it will permit the designer / sewist to create fully specialized undergarments. I use a floating underwire bra system in all my custom swimsuits and this closure pattern will enable me to explore new methods of providing fashionable, innovative support. I have not yet been able to use the Leverett Hook and Eye Closure pattern, but I am looking forward to incorporating it into my next design.

H
H.
5 Stars

Can't wait to try this out.

M
M.
4 Stars

What a great idea for a bra accessory pattern. Thank you.

H
H.M.
5 Stars

Great directions! I was able to finish a bra I was working on without having to order more supplies. Thank you!

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