Barrett Bralette Round Up Part 2: Sharing Your Me-Mades
Back in March, I posted this round up of Barrett bralettes. It was just over a month after I released my 4th free bralette pattern, which you can download on my Free Sewing Patterns page. A few months have passed since then and excuse my French, but holy shit, y’all have blown me away with some awesome Barrett’s! Melissa of Melly Sews made a bikini top (and included a tutorial!) using the Barrett pattern and Brynn made her second Barrett with some clever alterations for her 32G bust. She added a hook + eye closure at the center front and a small bust dart on the side cup. Ya know, to prevent side boob.
I’ve written it before, and I’ll write it again. One of the best aspects of having this blog is being able to share what I’ve learned. It has been so much fun (and fulfilling) so see everyone’s Madalynne me-mades. So much that I’m showcasing even more Barretts and sharing what people have been commenting. See below – included the IG handle of the person who uploaded below each image.
If you make a Barrett bralette, upload your in progress or finished project to Instagram and tag @mmadalynne and use the hashtag #barrettbralette and #bramakingwithmadalynne
Last, be sure to check out the webshop for Barrett bralette kits!
“My second #barrettbralette turned out even better than my first! I added a hook closure on the band to make it easier to get in and out of and added a small dart on the side boob to get a better fit.” @kr0er
“I adjusted the cup size to somewhere around DD or E. Pretty pleased as a muslin, although I think the gap underneath is a little large, slightly more boob exposure than I wanted.
It’s really comfy and surprisingly supportive, I will be making a couple more, and seeing if I can also make a nursing friendly version.” @silverfair
“First time I try the #barrettbralette by @mmadalynne.. and I have a new bikini. Sim fui eu que fiz” @raparigadolado
“My #barrettbralette from a kit from @mmadalynne – love how this turned out! I was worried that the mesh would be itchy to wear, but I’ve worn it all day today without an itch 🙌 and I love that there’s enough fabric and elastic to make matching panties” @mellysews
“I made the #barrettbralette, and the cups fit better than I expected! They’re size large cups with a size small back band. I think next time I’d shorten the side cup pieces at the side seams and maybe go down to an XS band for a snugger fit” @mintlams