The Ocean Series (Poppy Bralettes)

Hello bra sewing friends. This one will be short and sweet.

I have been working on my bralette pattern from House Morrighan (Poppy) since last August. Ever since I saw Monica’s from Bravobella bras class about adding support to bralettes I was obsessed with getting a pattern to give me more support.

I am happy to report that I succeeded following the tips from Monica. In short (because I do not want to give away Monicas content for free), I narrowed the cradle, removed the “longline” feature, added projection and reduced the height of the cups. 

For this whole fitting experience I used stretch laces I already had, lined the cups with 15 Denier (from BWear), the cradle with stable lining and used leftover elastics I had. The goal was really to use up any material I had to finally make a dent into my substantial bramaking stuff.

The laces I used reminded me of the ocean. So without much further ado let me introduce you to my three ocean themed poppy bralettes.

This one is called stormy sea. I used the lace edge at the top, wide elastic at the bottom and all grey findings.
The inside is lined with 15 denier lining and regular bra lining I dyed grey. The grey powernet is from Brabuilders in the color smoke.
This one is called Mariana like the Mariana Trench the deepest part of the ocean. I used all navy findings with this one and kept the lace edge at the top and bottom
I lined this one with black powernet, and my skintone lining and 15 denier in the cups.
This one is called Coral Reef. The lace is from BWear. I got it in a Mysterybox over a year ago. The cradle is made out of black duoplex with a lace overlay at the center front.
I love the mix of mint and gold. Looks like a treasure.

So, basically it’s always the same bra underneath cups out of 15 denier, cradle out of sheer cuplining, back made of powernet. This way my alterations are “translatable” to future makes. I use this technique in regular bras as well. This way I do not have to adjust for different amount of stretch…

Happy sewing


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Hi! My name is Nadine and I’ve been sewing my own clothes since 2017. I love making underwear – especially bras. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cooking and reading!

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