Loftus Bralette

$20

The Loftus Bralette is available in PDF only and includes all sizes (28C-54J).

Get the comfort, style, AND support you deserve in a bra!

The Loftus Bralette is a non-wired bra sewing pattern for big boobs. The 3-piece non-stretch cups provide lift and a rounded shape, while the internal powerbar and wide lower band add maximum support.

With two coverage options, adjustable straps, and over 120 sizes to choose from, you can finally feel fabulous in a beautiful, non-wired bra—without sacrificing on shape, lift, or fit!

Created by curvy sewing experts and bra-making professionals, you can trust the Loftus to look magnificent while supporting you all day long.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • 14 band sizes (28-54) and 9 cup sizes (C-J) for 126 separate sizes
  • Step-by-step instructions for choosing your ideal bra size
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet to guide you no matter your sewing level 
  • Free video sewalong to help you sew the Loftus from start to finish
  • Bra making resources and our bra fitting guide available on our blog

Take the hassle out of sourcing bra supplies with all-in-one Loftus kits, available from bra shops around the world!

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Product information

SEWING LEVEL

Intermediate

SIZING

Band sizes 28 to 54 and cup sizes C, D, DD, E, F, G, H, I, and J; includes full bust 31"-65" (79-165 cm) and underbust 28"-55" (72-142 cm).

Note: Cashmerette bra sizing is calculated in a different way to standard Cashmerette garment sizing. Your Cashmerette bra size may also be different from your ready-to-wear bra size. Use the bra size guide (also included in the Loftus pattern instructions) to determine your ideal starting size.

RECOMMENDED FABRIC

The Loftus Bralette is designed to be made from non-stretch fabrics for the main fabric and sheer bra cup lining, although a slight amount of stretch for the main fabric will also work. The lining fabric is visible at the center front insert.

  • Main fabric for cups: non-stretch lace or non-stretch to low-stretch fabrics such as duoplex or lingerie satin. NOTE: If making with lace, 45" (115 cm) wide lace fabric is required for the this pattern due to the width of the pattern pieces. Narrower strips of lace are not suitable.
  • Lining fabric for cups & center insert: non-stretch bra cup lining.
  • Back band & powerbar: mid-weight stretch fabric such as nylon/spandex power mesh with 25–50% stretch in one direction and at least 10% in the opposite direction. For a more supportive bra, use a heavy-weight power mesh.

ELASTICS

  • Band elastic: 2” (5 cm) wide plush elastic (sometimes called waistband elastic).
  • Underarm and neckline elastic: 3⁄8” – ½” (1 – 1.2 cm) wide plush-back elastic (generally comes with a picot/decorative edge).
  • Strap elastic: ¾” (19 mm) wide plush-back strap elastic.

NOTIONS

  • Hook and eye closure: 4 rows x 3 columns (3”/7.6 cm wide)
  • Rings and sliders: two ¾” (19 mm) wide sliders and two ¾” (19 mm) wide rings.
  • Universal or microtex needle, thread.

TOOLS

Tailor’s ham or rolled up towel, standard presser foot, zipper foot, walking foot for sewing machine (optional), press cloth.

Customer Reviews

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Sabrina MV
I made a bra and I liked it!

I’m a bra hater. I’ve never bought a bra that I liked so decided a few years ago to make my own. I’ve been amassing kits and patterns galore but I haven’t been brave enough to face the disappointment. Then the Loftus was released. I ummed and ahhed for days about getting yet another bra pattern that would lay unloved in my pattern stash drawers. And then the reviews started coming in. So I decided to give it a try and oh my days! It’s amazing! My first bra, and it fits straight off the pattern! It’s so comfy. I’ve literally just finished sewing it and snipped all the threads and popped it on to check it. None of the usual pushing and pulling to get it to sit right…no digging in of anything that feels like poking into you just for the sake of it. Wonderfully clear instructions as always. I just had to leave a review straight away. If I could give it all the stars in the galaxy I would.
Thank you Cashmerette for yet another stellar pattern

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R.S.
First time bra sewing - great result

I really dislike underwire bras and have used foam cup non wired t-shirt bras for years. So this pattern was not my usual style, coupled with no experience in bra sewing, but I thought I would give it a go. I bought a mix of duoplex and powernet weights etc to play around with rather than a kit as I thought it could take a few tries to get the fit. Nope! Size chart worked really well. First toile with basting liner pieces was good, some wrinkles but not enough to faff about darting the upper cup. Instructions are excellently clear on what stitch to use and when. They also warn you when a step is really fiddly (so you know it isnt just you finding it harder). I used the sew along to check I had understood the instructions once, so that is a helpful back up. Having worn the bra now for a while, I have found that the straps stay on my narrow sloping shoulders better than my bought bra, which is an unexpected bonus. All in all a great pattern and I am really happy with the results. I did have to use narrower band elastic than the 5cm recommended ( I could only get 4cm) so I adjusted the wing piece to add the missing cm on where the wing and band attach to the fastener, and this tweak worked fine too.

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Mariah
Wow!

As a typical 36-38H cup bra wearer, I have never had a bralette. I pretty much wear my industrial strength underwire from when I get up to when I go to bed. But the Loftus has changed that!

This is my first version that is a 38I. I don’t know if I’ll make mods to it, as it has volume in the cups, and fits around the my body well and provides enough structural engineering to make it supportive. When you take on a kit from Porcelynne that had pretty red lace, black lining and silver sparkly elastic, I feel downright gorgeous AND comfortable.

This is my first bra, first real lingerie, but it won’t be my last.

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Judy Kauffman
Amazing fit and support!

I purchased the pattern and one each of the kits from Porcelynne and Bra Builders. Both kits contained lovely, high-quality fabric and hardware. Having never sewn a bra, or any lingerie, I am SO grateful for the detailed sew-along video. I took my time, followed each step carefully and voila - my first bra ever not only fit perfectly, but also provides an amazing amount of support for a wire-free design. I am beyond excited to sew the next kit, and the only change I will make is to opt for the lower cut v-neck. Thank you SO much Cashmerette, for once again successfully designing for us larger bodies!

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Kathy Manning
My first attempt at sewing lingerie

I have never tried making lingerie so this was all new territory for me. My kit arrived really quickly from Nellie Joan’s and I cut all out yesterday. The instructions are very thorough and I have ended up with a very wearable bralette. The fit is pretty great except for a couple of small wrinkles in the centre piece. I measured 46 full bust and 37 around the band so I made a 36I. . Next time I will cut the lower neckline instead to see if that removes some of the wrinkles in the centre piece. It did take me a bit of time and I needed to unpick a few times due to user error. In a couple of places I found it easier to hand baste rather than pin. I initially tried sewing it with my 1/4” quilting foot but I found that it didn’t give enough visibility when sewing around curves. Things went much quicker when I swapped to an ordinary foot. The bralette is 99% finished as I broke my needle on sewing the last strap to the top. It has been tacked so it is totally wearable while I wait to get another pack of needles for my machine. I tried it on under a tshirt and you wouldn’t know that I wasn’t wearing my normal underwire. I am already planning a second one

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Alison Backhouse
A bra (pattern) that fits straight away!

I'm a long-time fan of Cashmerette but this is the first time I've been excited enough to leave a review because this pattern is everything I hoped it would be!
I sewed some wired bras nearly a decade ago but never got the fit quite right, then after double mastectomy and reconstruction I gave up on wires altogether. There aren't many non-wired bra patterns out there and the ones I tried needed lots of tweaking and didn't sit quite right or give enough support, so when I saw this pattern I immediately bought it and printed my size that day!
My first version was made using the boring lingerie fabrics in my stash and by basting two 1-inch pieces of elastic together as I was too impatient to wait for the right supplies, but even this rough version felt so good (and looked good under clothes) that I forgot I was wearing a toile. It feels as supportive as my non-wired M&S bra, and gives a better lift and shape. I made a 40J and have a couple of tweaks to make (due to asymmetry of my breasts) but the initial fit is as good as anything I could buy - the power-bar going into the strap helps everything feel secure.