September 19, 2015
Sierra Free Pattern, Sew Along and Giveaway
Are you looking for the Sierra bralette pattern and sew along? Click here to get the latest version and read about Madalynne’s 3 other FREE PDF patterns!
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I’ve seen bathing suit styles like this, too. With your free pattern, maybe I’ll modify it for swimming. Thanks!
Ow ow! You’ll take the beach by storm in a Sierra!
I’m trying to download this but I keep getting good and error 404 page no longer available. Please help.
Yeah I have the same problem
I did a search online, and was able to download it from this page instead.
You have a point. The Sierra Bra would totally make for an awesome bikini top, like this one: https://www.shopbop.com/chloe-bikini-top-lspace/vp/v=1/1576241833.htm?folderID=2534374302029428&fm=other-shopbysize&os=false&colorId=15071
Okay, so what about us girls with bigger boobs? We can’t enter the contest? That’s not right. Or since I have a bigger chest should I make a small bra and burn it on Instagram? I talked to you about burning bras back in the 60s.. Yes, I am that old but I too want to learn new tricks!! Linda Lincoln SC
I just updated the post and addressed this. Not to worry, catering to big boobs is in my forecast. All in time!
Yippee skippy! You are fabulous!
Ooh! Awesome! Can’t wait for some C cup bras. Though I will be attempting to grade this up a bit and make one for me bc it’s just too awesome! Thanks for a wonderful, free pattern. :)
You can always make one to enter, doesn’t have to fit. Perhaps if you know someone that it would fit, or some young lady that would love to have a handmade bra. I myself will have to wait till one comes out for larger cups for sure.
That’s not an option. I’ve got too many other things on my plate. It would be like spinning my wheels. Time is too precious to waste. But thank you for the thought.
If you are serious about making supportive bras for larger sizes, check out the fairy bra-mother on craftsy. She has two courses available there. She is Canadian, and with the new P.M. running the economy into the ground you may even be able to afford to take her courses in person in Ontario, or her once a year retreat in Saskatchewan. She may have “boob camp”, dates on her site. She has taught for a long time, and many of her students have become professionals as well.
Not trying to denigrate madalynne.com, (or any other bra- makers out there) her work is beautiful, serves her intended market, and clearly she is good at what she does. Just seems to me you are looking for another type of specialist.
Thank you for the recommendation, Mary. I know of Beverly Johnson (fairy bra mother) and think she is fantastic. I have taken both of her classes on Craftsy, and may teach at the same retreat as her in Saskatchewan.
Thank you for this pattern! It is beautiful. Cannot wait to try it.
So glad to be pairing with you again bramaking.supplies
Great partner (and friend) to team up with!
This couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I am small and fed up with bra shopping. I’m so ready to learn how to make my own, and I’m pleased as pudding that someone out there is catering to us smaller sizes without trying to make us “look” bigger.
I’m besotted with this bra and my man can’t wait to see me in it. Thank you so much!
Your man is going to be beside himself when he sees you in this bra!
Lovely, thankyou for offering a free pattern and a sew along, very much appreciated!
house of pinheiro
Ohh exciting. I will have a go.
Please do! You would be a knockout in a Sierra!
Added your sew along to my social sewing calendar! http://swoodsonsays.com/sew-a-long-calendar/ I’m too busty for this, alas.
You’re a gem! Thanks for sharing.
I just made this bra with a scrap of jersy and FOE since I wanted to check the fit before I used some nice lace. Love it! I made it so that the lining is open on the edge so I could slide in some very thin bra cups for some shaping and to help hide nipple show. I really need to take a picture of the inside, I think you’d like the idea of removable padding option.
I decided to take a chance and show my ignorance, otherwise I won’t find out. What is FOE?
FOE is fold over elastic
I am so happy that you have helped me find both resources for purchasing & inspiration for making bras for those who have AA girls. I just hope I can get everything together in time for you sew along. Yay!
ooooh, this looks very cute! I’m going to give this a go; thank you so much for the pattern :)
Very excited to use this! So much nicer to make something in elegant fabric than always buying bras labelled ‘training’ or ‘my first bra’!
I am going to try it by enlarging the pattern as I am a lot bigger than the pattern. (Not boasting, it’s no fun I can tell you!) I want something to wear under sarong on overnight train rides in India and Europe.
Hello. Do you know of a magazine that has clothing pictures with instructions on how to draft them? I remember when I was younger, when we went to a dressmaker, she had this magazine that had pictures of the clothes and instructions. Like we would look at the pictures of which clothing we want her to make. It’s been a long, long time ago so I don’t remember what kind of magazine it was. I have been trying to look it up online hoping that I would find something similar to that. Any idea? Thank you!
Burda? Is that the magazine she used? There are a few but that is the main one I remember. I think another one is Ottbre or something like that too.
Thanks for chiming in! I’m not sure of the magazine Mae is referring to, so I appreciate your suggestions.
Will the PDF ever be updated with instructions? This bra is so cute.
Yes! The PDF was updated with instructions and you can find it it here: https://www.madalynne.com/free-bra-pattern-sierra/
Is it possible that the link is down?
I’ve looking for the instructions to sew the bra but I can’t find them!!!!
Thank you for your download! i will sew it this week :)
I seem to be late to the party, the link gives me an error and I can’t download the updated pdf. Can someone send it to me please?
I also came late to the game. The download link isn’t working now. I’d there somewhere else I can find the pattern??
Ashley Julia Giarratano
your design patterns and website is amazing and you are a true blessing
Did you take down the pattern? I would love to sew this
You can download the pattern here: https://madalynne.com/free-sewing-patterns/
Hi – saw all the pictures and would love to have the pattern for the Sierra wrap around bra!! Is it possible? Luv making my own lacy bra’s and can’t wait to add this one to my collection. Than you so much xx
The downloadable link is not working in both the links provided.
You can find the most recent version of Sierra as well as all other free patterns below:
Is there a sew along for the Sierra bra?
Yes. The sew along is in the PDF download.
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