Ta da! The New Classic 2.0

It is with much fanfare and celebration that we announce the arrival of the Classic 2.0 Bra pattern! We’ve worked on this pattern for a long time (it seems like years…) but the wait was worth it.

The Classic 2.0 is the Original Classic bra but with definite upgrades – for starters, we are using the BCD (Bottom Cup Depth) to size these patterns, just like the Jewel Series of patterns and the Ingrid. This means that if the size you make is a little too small, you simply make the next size up. No more “sister sizing”. For more info on our BCD method of sizing, please click here.

We’ve also put ALL the sizes in ONE envelope. That’s right – all 90 sizes (and then some) in one envelope. No more buying a particular size range just to find out you needed the next size up.

All BCD sizes from 2.25 to 7.5 in one envelope!

As far as the pattern itself goes, we rounded the crown (not as “pointy” as the original), moved the apex in on the larger sizes, moved the strap in on the larger sizes, split the lower cup on sizes 4.75 and up and made up a lace pattern for view 2 and 3. We also took a dart from the side seam so it hugs the body better and laid back the wire line seam a little bit. Those are changes we noticed when teaching.

The Views, the Views!

The next thing you will notice is that we added more styles in the Classic 2.0. The original had one view – the new one has FOUR! We offer the original all-fabric view. You will recognize this one – it’s the pattern we recommend for first-time bra-makers and the one we use on the Craftsy class.

View 2 has a lace overlay over the fabric on the upper cup and the strap. This overlay creates a plunge look without the actual plunge. Best of all, it uses such a little bit of lace, you can use up all those odds and ends you’ve been saving (we all save them!)

View 3 is a variation of view 2, except that the upper cup is made from sheer cup lining instead of the duoplex we normally use. I have one of these (someone has to test these things) and I love it!

View 4 calls for lace on the lower cup as well as the upper. It is your choice to use sheer cup lining, duoplex or other stable fabric for the lower cup of this view of the Classic 2.0.

Lastly, the Classic 2.0 has a new and improved back cover with a more user-friendly materials list. Here you can find a chart with all the BCD sizes of this pattern, their ready-to-wear equivalents and the sizes for the findings as well as the wires. All on one convenient chart. The wire sizes shown use three or four different wire sizes, so you will know exactly which one to buy if you are a wire size different than the “standard” (shown in bold lettering)

All these improvements and upgrades make the Classic 2.0 worthy of its place in our pattern library. To that we say Ta Da!

12 replies
  1. Adrienne
    Adrienne says:

    I have both patterns and have noticed updates in the instructions. The updated pattern does not reference stretching fabric between “A” and “B” points of the cup, but to stretch the elastic slightly on the back band. In the Fit and Construction class stretch was only applied under the cups. Do the updates to the classic pattern require no stretch to the elastic at “A” and “B” points. Thanks, -Adrienne

  2. Patricia O
    Patricia O says:

    This looks very nice. I already have the original pattern so I doubt I’ll buy the updated, improved version though it does look lovely. I’ll certainly look at the new views for inspiration though and read anything that may be written about it on the blog with interest.

  3. France Courteau
    France Courteau says:


    Where do we order that pattern. I don’t see anywhere a push button to buy it. Also, I have all your Craftsy classes, which one goes with your 2.0
    Classic pattern? Is it designer techniques?

    • Beverly Johnson
      Beverly Johnson says:

      Here’s the link to purchase the Classic 2.0. The best class that uses the Classic all the way through is the Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit class. That’s the first class and the most basic! You can read about BCD sizing in the class materials list.

  4. Elizabeth Ward
    Elizabeth Ward says:

    I am already enrolled in the Craftsy class for Sewing Bras: Construction and Fit. Will this bra pattern go with that class? Thank you.


  5. Terri Swift
    Terri Swift says:

    This is fantastic news!! Thank you! I love the Ingrid because it’s so easy to fit. This will really help!


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