Tutorial: S8229 + Lawren Mashup
The Madalynne X Simplicity 8229 and I have a special bond. It was my first “real” pattern, and a pattern that many people first sew when they start making lingerie. It’s a basic underwire bra that has a lot of possibility in terms of variations. My favorite variation, until this one, was this 8229 iteration of the popular CUUP bra.
During fall and especially winter, I turn to bodysuits to keep me warm. This Floridian (I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale) still has a hard time staying warm when the temperatures drop below 80. Yes, I said 80 degrees. Ya girl likes to be hoottttt. Always thinking of the next design – I wondered what we could do that was new to our favorite bodysuit pattern, the Lawren. While I love the Lawren, many people comment that they have to wear a bra underneath. The Fenix solves that with bra cups, but it’s still a bralette. The 8229 is an underwire style, so it provides the most support. So, I mashed up our favorite underwire bra pattern with our favorite bodysuit pattern to create this epic cut out style.
In this blog post, I go over the pattern alterations and then walk you through sewing. For new bra makers, it’s deifnitely a challenge, but one that you can’t conquer! For experienced bra makers, you totally got this! It’s a lot easier than it looks.
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