Freja Bra Pattern
The Freja full band bra pattern is another look gleaned from ready-to-wear that is a favourite among bra enthusiasts. The sheer upper cup is set into the bra using a pleasing s-curve seam, that only looks complicated. The unique cut of this pattern allows the outer lower cup to act as a power bar, pushing in from the side for greater support and uplift. The upper cup has three views that change the look of the bra from tailored, to absolutely stunning. Choose between accenting a sheer fabric with Fold-over Binding; or the same fabric finished with elastic trim, or use that fabulous lace edging you’ve been saving for the “right” bra.
Like all Pin-up Girls bra patterns, Freja uses a unique sizing system based on your Bottom Cup Depth (BCD). That is the distance from the apex or bust point to the wire line of the bra. This is much more accurate than relying on ready-to-wear sizes. Instructions for measuring are inside the envelope, as well as all sizes in the range.
0.5 m (.5 yd) of low-stretch knit such as Duoplex for the cups, frame and straps
0.3 m (.33 yd) of firm power net or very firm stretch knit fabric
0.6 m (0.66 yd) or less of lace edging 6” (15 cm) wide if making view C
0.3 m (3/8 yd) or less of sheer cup lining to use for the upper cup (View A) or behind the lace (view C)
0.7 m (.75 yd) or less of 3/8” (9 mm) fold-over binding for View A
1.2 m (1.33 yd) or less of bottom band elastic: 1/2″ (12 mm) for sizes 3.0 to 4.5 or 3/4″ (18 mm) for sizes 4.75 and up
1.2 m (1.33 yd) or less of 3/8” (9 mm) top band elastic
0.6 m (.7 yd) or less of fancy edge elastic trim for the neckline edge for view B
0.6 m (.66 yd) or less of non-stretch tricot tape to stabilize the neckline
0.6 m (.66 yd) of strap elastic: 1/2″ (12 mm) for sizes 3.0 to 4.5 or 3/4″ (18 mm) for sizes 4.75 and up
2 sliders & 2 rings to correspond with the strap width you are using
1 hook and eye set; 2 x 3 for sizes 3.0 to 4.5 or 3 x 3 for sizes 4.75 and up
1 m (1.1 yd) or less of underwire casing (channeling)
1 set of Underwires in your size – view Underwire size chart
3 bows or other embellishment for the front
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