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Bralettes & bottoms

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

You too can make a bra, and you can also wear a bralette!

BraTober is right around the corner and I want to share how easy and comfortable bralettes are to make and wear. Let's make bralettes and bottoms (matching panty) all month and ease into the holidays. BraTober 2021 begins Friday October 8th until the 29th featuring weekly prompts, Monday giveaways and Fridays will host a sew-along from 6pm-8pm (est). Join however you like, register for giveaways, make and showcase your own bralettes and bottoms, or register for the Friday sew-alongs for $100 and learn step-by-step instruction on different bralettes.



Bralettes to consider:


***BJs Bralette***Special Bratober Release www.bratalkboutique.com

Daisy Bralette, Lily Bralette and Clover Panty stitchlovestudio.com

Pin Up Girls Sweet Sixteen Bralette gigisbrasupply.com

Belgravia Bralette (woven/non-stretch bralette) contouratelier.com

Ilana Bralette moodsewciety.com (free download)

Barrette Bralette madalynneintimates.com (free download)

Maris Bralette madalyneeintimates.com

Euler Bralette and Cartesian Bralette sophiehines.com

Mara Bralette, Hanna Bralette and Stella Panty studiocostura.com

Jordy Bralette emeralderin.com

Daisy Bralette (UK) www.sewwardrobe.co.uk

Frankie Panties evielaluve.co.uk

Josie Bra and Pant mademywardrobe.com


This list is some of my familiar favs and surely a partial list of what's out there from very talented pattern designers. Make whatever bralette and bottom you'd like to make and showcase it on your social media tagging #bratober #bratober2021 #bralettesandbottoms #bralettesandbottoms2021








Bralettes are the most comfortable way to wear a bra. Yes, you can add a little support to a bralette, but do not expect full support as with a wired bra. Bralettes are designed for soft comfy, knit fabrics and stretch laces. They are also designed giving you flexibility to create your own style.


BRALETTE FABRICS:

Cotton Spandex, Cotton Jersey Knit, Swim Fabrics, Spandex, Stretch Mesh, any stretch knit fabrics. To add additional support to the cups, consider adding power mesh/net to the cup as a lining.


PANTY FABRICS:

Cotton knit, Cotton Jersey, Nylon Tricot (stretch), Stretch Mesh (various weights depending on preference)

100% Cotton for gusset/crotch lining


Visit bratalkboutique.com for fabric options


BRALETTES & BOTTOMS


Friday Sew-alongs

Every Friday October 8 until the 29th...6pm - 8pm (est)

Featuring a different bralette every Friday - and make whatever bralette you like during this time. Registration is $100 for the month and does not include a pattern or kit, but does include access to video instruction for each featured bralette. A la carte dates to participate is $25.

All participants will receive a complimentary BJs Bralette Pattern

Friday 10/8 - Daisy Bralette

Friday 10/15 - Sweet Sixteen Bralette

Friday 10/22 - Belgravia Bralette

Friday 10/29 - BJs Bralette

Register here: Bralettes & Bottoms Registration


Monday Giveaways

Play along on social media to register for prizes announced each Monday on Facebook Group Bra Talk - Learn & Share Bra Making or Instagram @bratalklive . Winners and prizes will be announced every Monday at 6pm (est).


Weekly Prompts

Week One - What's your favorite bralette you have made, or plan to make?

Week Two - What's your favorite panty you have made, or plan to make?

Week Three - What are your favorite fabrics for sewing lingerie?

Week Four - Showcase your bralette and bottom

Share your Post be sure to Follow and/or Tag @bratalklive on IG and use the following hashtags: #bratober #bratober2021 #bralettesandbottoms #bralettesandbottoms2021








Thanks for the love, see you in BraTober!

Nikki





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