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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Kathryn Prangnell
So comfy!

I’m new to bra making (this was my first) so I didn’t have the skill and refinement techniques other sewsters have that have made bras before. But how hard can it be? I made the size 36F and although I cut my straps the wrong length and had to do a bit of jiggery pokery to get it right, it’s fantastic. It is super comfortable and very supportive. There is minimal “bounce” when moving around and the Loftus minimises the “droop” that you get with most other non wired bras. The “side boob” is covered up and no bulging anywhere. I’d recommend this for anyone who wants a challenge and wants a super cute bra at the end. The instructions were clear and well written for a non-bra sewing person. It was fiddly in places but all manageable. I bought a kit from Nellie Jones in New Zealand and the materials were beautiful. My sewing teacher, Karina at Studio of Sewing (Auckland) helped guide me and rescue me after I cut a bit wrong (much laughter and eye rolling on both our parts). Because this is so good, I will have to make more. I’d highly recommend this to others who have a bit of sewing experience. 😊

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Betty Haugen
pretty good

It's sometimes hard to know if the issues are with the sewer, the supplies or the pattern.
I think the pattern is pretty good. I need longer straps at the fabric end. The end of the fabric straps sit uncomfortably right on the top of my shoulder and dig in.
I also would like more side boob coverage around front and underarm. a bit of side boob overhang happening.

I bought the kit from bra makers supplies(Canada). I had a few issues with shipping twice they gave me too little power mesh to cut out the pieces and the power mesh didn't seem to me to have much power to it. Regular mesh over the cups and straps very unpleasant, rough against the skin.
Jump rings to small to pass the straps through as made. bunching fabric and increased issues with rough mesh fabric. It's always possible I made an error.

Large elastic around the chest not strong / supportive enough. a bit thicker than usual elastics but not enough to provide the support needed. The cup sized seemed fine not too big- BUT - Even with the straps cutting into my shoulders and the band very tight my boobs drooped over. Not terrible just not attractive -Again never rule out sewing errors made by me.
Hard to review as I think a part of the issues was the quality of supplies. Or my abilities unfortunately I will not wear it - just too uncomfortable.

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Juliana B.
This is a miracle!

My first bra pattern and maybe my last! (Maybe I sew up the Wilowdale but maybe not since I hate underwires stabbing me…I bought the kit from Sweden and I had a great time sewing it along with the youtube video. Fits great! Thank you! best, JB

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Sandra Baines
Amazing

What a FABULOUS pattern. This bra is amazing, I would never have believed that an unwired bra could give such great support and be so comfortable . Have made 2 and have purchased kits to do three more. Love the Willowdale and this makes a perfect alternative.
If you’re hesitating and wondering whether you should try it I’d strongly recommend you give it a go. Used the size recommended and it fits perfectly.
Thank you so much Cashmerette for another brilliant pattern.

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Paula R.
I did it!

I may not be a beginner seamstress but making clothing is new to me. I made this bralette and it fit. Fantastic, if I could find a less expensive way to purchase the right supplies then I would make several more. I’m just chuffed with myself for this accomplishment but I probably should be giving the credit to the ease of the instructions on the pattern and the tutorial. Thanks for giving me confidence to try more things.

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JeanMarie Johnston
Love the Loftus Bra pattern!

Great directions, followed suggestions for sizing and loved the fit.