Sherri Partial Band Front Closing Bra Pattern
The Sherri Partial Band Front Closing Bra Pattern is an updated version of one of our popular bras, with a new twist. Sherri has a lower cut front and has an optional front closing . You can also use a traditional back closing – the pattern is included. This pattern must use underwires as part of its support system. It has been specially designed to use with Duoplex, and other low-stretch fabrics; which give the best support and a flattering profile. We also carry metal magnetic bra clips that are perfect for this pattern.
The Sherri Partial Band Front Closing Bra Pattern has four front views – two can be made entirely of fabric, and two can opt for upper cups made of lace. Each of these styles can also have either a standard or a front closing. Both views use elastic straps attached to the upper cup. This pattern is available in many sizes.
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 6.0 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.
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(if using lace)
0.4 metres or less of sheer cup lining to use behind the lace
0.3 metres of Power Net for the back band with hook and eye closure
0.6 metres of Power Net if making the back in one piece
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 6.0
1.2 metres of ⅜” Plush Back/Band Elastic for top band
1.2 metres of ¼”-⅜” Fancy Edge Elastic for the neckline
0.6 metres of 3/8″ wide strip of stabiliser for the neckline
1 metre of ½” or 3/4″ Strap Elastic
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 closing (2 x 3 for sizes 2.25 – 4.5) or (3 x 3 for sizes 4.75 – 7.5)
1 Bow Embellishment for the non-opening front
1 front clip 1/2-3/4″ wide if making the front closure (metal magnetic bra clips)
1 set of Underwires in your size – view Underwire size chart