I am so, so, so excited to finally release Maris, a brand new bralette and panty PDF pattern! Over the past several years, it’s been both challenging and rewarding to work with a range of women – from AA cups to plus size women, full busted women. women who have pace makers, women who have undergone mastectomies, etc. From sewing hundreds of bralettes, there have been a few things that regardless of size or body shapes, works. The Maris is a culmination of all those “best of” sewing and patterning into one style that would be flattering and supportive across all sizes.
Wanna know more about the inspiration, sizing, Facebook page, sew along and DIY kits? Read more below!
OVERVIEW + INSPIRATION
The Maris bralette (View A) features a 3-part bra cup – a lower cup with a vertical seam that provides shaping and volume for all cup sizes – and a triangle upper cup. The bralette is finished with fold over elastic binding along the neckline and the underarm, and a wide elastic band at the bottom, which gives additional support. Bralette also has adjustable shoulder straps and a front closure. There is a side stay with plastic boning to prevent side seam from rolling up.
The Maris panty (View B) is a mid-rise thong with side panels. Leg openings are finished with fold over elastic binding and waistline is finished with a wide elastic band.
While there are many things that inspired the Maris, a big one was offering a bralette with a front closure for women who cannot or have trouble putting a bralette over their head or hooking a bra from behind. However, if you do not like or do not prefer a front closure, it can be eliminated and there is a section in the PDF pattern about this.
Sizing was extended – woo hoo! – and the Maris is available in XS -4XL and cup sizes A/B, C/D and E/F for each alpha size. Panty is also available in XS-4XL. It is, and has always been, extremely important to me to provide supportive, flattering and everyday sexy lingerie for a wide range of sizes. Bralettes, including the the Barrett and the Eloise, are designed based on a B cup. The Maris, offers even a wider range of sizes than previous Madalynne patterns, and each alpha size is available is 3 different cup sizes (from a 1″ difference in full bust and underbust to a 9″ difference). That’s 24 sizes!
SEW ALONG, FACEBOOK GROUP AND IG LIVE
The PDF pattern comes with a full sew along that will walk you through each and every step. If you’re a visual learner like me however, you need not only pictures, but video. Click here for the full video sew along on YouTube!
Click here to join the Maris Facebook Group and share what you’ve made, read about other sewist’s who have made the Maris and more!
Over the next few weeks, I’ll also be going live on Instagram to go into more details about the Maris – fabric choices, how to measure to determine your size, etc. So, click here to follow Madalynne on Instagram!
DIY BRALETTE + PANTY KITS
When I first started sewing lingerie, there were too many times I got frustrated trying to source all the supplies for a lingerie project. Game changer was when I discovered DIY lingerie kits. I know how useful they are – I want to set you up for success so you have all the right materials and trims to make the Maris over and over.