Updated: Oct 2, 2022
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 and wireless bras are to make and wear. Let's make bralettes and bottoms (matching panty) all month and ease into the holidays. BraTober 2022 begins Friday October 7th until the 28th featuring weekly prompts and each Friday will host a sew-along from 6pm-8pm (est). Join however you like, make and showcase your own bralettes and bottoms, wireless bra and register for the Friday sew-alongs for $100 ($20 each Friday) and learn step-by-step instruction on different bralettes and wireless bras.
Bralettes, Wireless Bras to consider:
***NEW***Sahaara Wireless Bra www.rubiesbras.com
Colby Bralette www.petitestitchery.com
BJs Bralette www.bratalkboutique.com
Daisy Bralette, Lily Bralette and Clover Panty www.stitchlovestudio.com
Pin Up Girls Sweet Sixteen Bralette & Veronica Panty gigisbrasupply.com
Belgravia Bralette (woven/non-stretch bralette) contouratelier.com
Ilana Bralette & Panty moodsewciety.com (free download)
Euler Bralette and Cartesian Bralette sophiehines.com
Mara Bralette, Hanna Bralette and Stella Panty studiocostura.com
Daisy Bralette (UK) www.sewwardrobe.co.uk
Frankie Panties evielaluve.co.uk
Acacia Panty megannielsen.com
Lanai Wireless Bra, Kona Wireless Bra www.lilypadesigns.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 #bratober2022 #bralettesandbottoms #bralettesandbottoms2022
Beginner bra-making can begin with a bralette!
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.
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.
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
Every Friday October 7 until the 28th...7pm - 9pm (est)
Featuring a different bralette or wireless bra every Friday - and make whatever bralette or wireless bra and matching panty you like during this time. Sew-Along is registration is $20 per week/ $100 for the month and includes live Q&A, review of featured patterns, and access to video instruction for each. All sew-along participants will receive a complimentary BJs Bralette Pattern.
Friday 10/7 - Colby Bralette, Petite Stitchery
Friday 10/14 - Sahaara Wireless Bra, Rubies Bras
Friday 10/21 - Daisy Bralette, Stitch Love Studio
Friday 10/28 - BJs Bralette, BraTalk Boutique
Social Media Weekly Prompts
Week One - Stretch lingerie fabric or lace
Week Two - Gotta Have a Matching Panty
Week Three - Favorite Lingerie Supplies
Week Four - Showcase your bralette and bottom
Thanks for the love, see you in BraTober!