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Marlborough 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 Marlborough bra is a perennial favorite of my custom clients since it provides such great support and shaping. One of the reasons I like it so much is that this style provides a great foundation for playing with different laces and prints for fun and variety.

 

The Marlborough is a pretty and supportive full frame underwire bra for everyday featuring:

  • A three piece cup that allows for increased shaping and more ability to play with pattern prints and color combinations;
  • A power bar that moves the breasts toward the front of the body for a slimming effect;
  • A comfortable scoop back that lies smoothly under clothes and enhances support; and
  • A lace upper cup to feel and look pretty everyday.

 

Notable Pattern Features:

  • An instantly downloadable PDF pattern.
  • Almost no taping required! Most pattern pieces 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 for each size range 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 100 reviews
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t
t.
5 Stars

This is a pattern for a beautiful, easy-to-make bra. Construction took less than 2.5 hours.

J
J.L.
5 Stars

Very professional-looking pattern. No problems downloading or anything. Can't wait to use it!

s
s.
5 Stars

Lovely pattern and easy to access. Thanks :-)

V
V.K.
5 Stars

Pattern looks wonderful. Looking forward to giving bra making a try.

r
r.
5 Stars

Well drafted, clear instructions, great fit! Thanks!

Customer Reviews

Based on 100 reviews
93%
(93)
6%
(6)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
t
t.
5 Stars

This is a pattern for a beautiful, easy-to-make bra. Construction took less than 2.5 hours.

J
J.L.
5 Stars

Very professional-looking pattern. No problems downloading or anything. Can't wait to use it!

s
s.
5 Stars

Lovely pattern and easy to access. Thanks :-)

V
V.K.
5 Stars

Pattern looks wonderful. Looking forward to giving bra making a try.

r
r.
5 Stars

Well drafted, clear instructions, great fit! Thanks!

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