Judy Partial Band Bra Pattern
The Judy Partial Band Bra Pattern is a beautifully fitting bra from the Pin-up Girls. Based on the ever-popular Shelley pattern cup design, it is a partial band style, which means there is no band running under the cups. This gives a minimal look and feel, and the band cannot roll up.
However, it does mean that this designer original bra must use underwires for part of its support system and has great lift and support. It has been specially designed to use with Duoplex, and other low-stretch fabrics; which give the best support and a flattering profile. Available in both English and French in the same envelope.
The Judy Partial Band Bra Pattern Underwire Bra Pattern, just like its sister, the Shelley Full Band Bra, has three views – the original look with lace trim on the upper cup, one made entirely of fabric and one made in a stunning lace and fabric combo on the entire cup. Both views use fabric for extra comfortable straps. This pattern is available in over 90 sizes, with BCD sizing from 2.25 to 7.5 and 9 band sizes. That’s a huge range of sizes!
If you are not quite confident enough about your ability to make a bra and fit it from the pattern, why not consider taking an online class in Beginner Bra-Making? We use the Pin-up Girls patterns for all classes. You learn the professional methods of construction and the right materials to use. if you need help fitting it to YOUR unique body, you can join our Facebook group, Students of Beverly Johnson, the Fairy Bra Mother. You find thousands of students in this private group who will willingly help with fitting advise.
If you will be using underwires in your bra, please see our Underwire size chart to determine your correct underwire size and type. You will notice 3 different underwire styles listed on the chart – WR, WL, and WX. Click on the underwire type listed for your size.
This pattern uses a unique sizing system, called the Bottom Cup Depth Sizing Method (BCD). All BCD sizes from 2.25 through 7.5 are included in this one pattern which offers the equivalent of over 100 ready-to-wear sizes. This includes the “in-between” sizes that ready-to-wear does not carry!
While wearing your best-fitting non-padded bra, be sure to hold the tape flat against your body and do not twist. Measure your BOTTOM CUP DEPTH, which is the measurement from the apex seam following the curve of the breast down to the seam at the wireline on the lower cup pattern piece – that is the Bottom Cup Depth. This number (in inches) is the pattern size you will use. For example, if you measure 5.25” BCD, you will trace the 5.25 size for all pieces.
Next, measure your RIB CAGE, pulling the tape snug against the skin but not tight. If you measure 34” on the rib cage, you will trace to the line marked 34 on the 5.25 band pattern piece.
The unique feature of the BCD system of sizing is that is the cup you’ve chosen is too small or too large, you simply make the next BCD size up or down.
Required Materials for Judy Partial Band Bra:
0.5 metres of low-stretch knit such as Duoplex for the cups and frame
0.5 metres of Scalloped Edge Lace, 6″ wide or less(for view 1 or 3)
0.4 metres or less of sheer cup lining to use behind the lace (sheer view 2 or 3)
0.3 metres of Power Net for the back band
1.2 metres of 1/2″ Plush Back/Band Elastic for the bottom band BCD sizes 2.25 to 4.5
1.2 metres of 3/4″ Plush Back/Band Elastic for the bottom band BCD sizes 4.75 to 7.5
1.2 metres of ⅜” Plush Back/Band Elastic for top band
0.6 metres of ¼”-⅜” Fancy Edge Elastic for the neckline (view 2 or 3)
0.6 metres of 3/8″ wide strip of stabiliser for the neckline
0.6 metres of ½” or ⅝” Strap Elastic for BCD sizes 2.25 to 4.5
0.6 metres of 3/4″ Strap Elastic for BCD sizes 4.75 to 7.5
1 set of Rings & Sliders in a size to match the strap elastic
1 metre of Underwire Casing
1 Hook & Eye Set for the back (2 x 3 for sizes 2.25 – 4.5) or (3 x 3 for sizes 4.75 – 7.5)
1 Bow Embellishment for the front (optional)
1 set of Underwires in your size – view Underwire size chart