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Introducing the Raquel Bralette

Introducing the Raquel Bralette

raquel bralette by madalynne intimates

Just like snowflakes, not all bralettes are made the same. While I agree that it’s the best invention since the sewing machine (duh!), soft bras vary greatly. At Madalynne, there is the Barrett bralette – a tried and true staple that is meant to be an everyday basic that is elevated with fun fabrics and trims. Then there’s the Sierra wrap bralette – a beginner bralette for two reasons. One – for a beginner lingerie sewist wanting to dip into the world of elastics, hooks & eyes, and stretch fabrics, but doesn’t want to get in over his or her head with sewing underwires, channeling, and dealing with sister sizing. Oi vey! It’s also a beginner because it’s a super cute training bra. Look how adorable this 13th birthday party was! Two other Madalynne bralettes that are also totally different – the Madalynne X Simplicity 8228 and the Madalynne X Simplicity 8437.

It’s been a long time in the making and I’m so excited to finally release another bralette, the Raquel, as a *FREE* PDF pattern (it’s been available as a ready made bralette and underwear).

Where can you download the pattern? Is there a sew along? What about DIY kits? Read below for all the details!

raquel bralette by madalynne intimates

With its modern silhouette, the Raquel bralette is what every girl looks for when she wants to feel like herself, but slightly more stylish. It features lace panels on the front cups, lace bottom ruffle and a cutout at center front. The entire bralette is finished with soft, picot plush elastic and all metal hardware. It has a forgiving fit and lends itself to being layered underneath oversized tops and dresses.

The Raquel is a bralette, also called a soft bra, meaning that it does not have underwires. So, the amount of stretch your fabric and lining have and the firmness of your elastics will play a big role in the amount of support your bra provides. The Raquel bralette is available in sizes XS-3XL (full bust 28.5″- 45.5″).

Click here to download the Raquel bralette. Going forward, you can find it on the DIY Lingerie Sewing Patterns page. It is free, but you will have to “purchase” it for $0.00. You will receive the PDF to download in your confirmation email.

If you’re like me, then you’re a visual learner and need pictures. The success of this pattern depends on how well you sew it, and I want to set you up to knock your Raquel bralettes out of the park! So, I created a full sew along and complete video tutorial. The sew along is in the PDF pattern. Click here to watch the full video tutorial on YouTube!

bra making kit by Madalynne Intimates
bra making kit by Madalynne Intimates

Avoid the headache or sourcing picot elastic, strap elastic, plush channeling, rings + sliders and more. Get a kit! Receive everything needed to make the Raquel in an “intimate” box. There are currently 3 kits – blush pink, black Swiss dot and white Swiss dot. I plan to stock more colors and patterns in the future, so stay tuned to the DIY lingerie kits page!

Need a little guidance and want to learn how to sew the Raquel bralette in person? Good news! I am hosting a Bra Making with Madalynne workshop this June and August. Click here and here to sign up.

Can’t sew? The Raquel is also available as a ready made bralette and underwear. Just enter 2 measurements and get it custom made just for you!

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