Lena bra

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Lena is a bra with short plunge (type 18) underwires. The high apex bust cups feature vertical darts. The scalloped edge of the bust cup is stabilized with clear elastic. The adjustable straps are made of bra strap elastic. The bra features a bridge lined with corset mesh. All edges are finished with picot-edge band elastic. The bra has a hook-and-eye closure.

Model Alena: Height 175 cm (5’9”), Bust 86 cm (33 7/8”), Waist 65 cm (25 5/8”), Hips 96 cm (37 3/4”), Underbust measurement 75 cm (29 1/2”). Alena is wearing size 75B.

Approximate sewing time — 1 day (8 hours).

To sew this bra, choose lace fabrics with the following properties: 

− soft, stretchy (1.2–1.5 stretch factor), medium weight 

− the following fabrics are recommended (the fabric should have a scalloped edge): lace, allover lace fabrics, embroidered mesh, guipure lace

For the bridge and band lining, we recommend using corset mesh.

You can determine the stretch factor of your fabric yourself. Mark 10 cm (4") along the crosswise grain of the fabric, lay a ruler next to the marked section, and stretch the fabric. Divide the measurement you get by 10.

The bra in the photo is made of soft stretch lace. The fiber content is 93% polyamide and 7% elastane. The fabric weight is 80 g/m2. 

The bridge and band are lined with non-stretch corset mesh. The fiber content is 100% polyamide. The fabric weight is 45 g/m2.

1. Main fabric (lace), 30 cm wide, not accounting for pattern repeat, in meters: 

Cup size

EU band size

A

B

C

D

E

65

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

0.6

70

0.65

0.65

0.65

0.65

0.7

75

0.65

0.7

0.7

0.7

0.7

80

0.7

0.7

0.75

0.75

0.75

85

0.75

0.75

0.8

0.95

90

0.8

0.8

0.85

1

95

0.8

0.9

1

1

100

0.95

1.05

1.05

1.05

Main fabric (lace), 12" wide, not accounting for pattern repeat, in yards: 

Cup size

UK/US band size

A

B

C

D

E

30

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

5/8

32

3/4

3/4

3/4

3/4

3/4

34

3/4

3/4

3/4

3/4

3/4

36

3/4

3/4

7/8

7/8

7/8

38

7/8

7/8

7/8

1

40

7/8

7/8

7/8

1 1/8

42

7/8

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

44

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

2. Corset mesh, 150 cm wide, cut in one direction, in meters: 

Cup size

EU band size

A

B

C

D

E

65

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.15

70

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.15

0.15

75

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.15

0.15

80

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.15

0.15

85

0.1

0.15

0.15

0.15

90

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.15

95

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.15

100

0.15

0.15

0.15

0.15

Corset mesh, 59" wide, cut in one direction, in yards: 

Cup size

UK/US band size

A

B

C

D

E

30

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

32

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

34

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

36

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

38

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

40

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

42

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

44

1/8

1/8

1/8

1/8

3. Picot-edge band elastic, 1 cm wide, in meters*: 

Cup size

EU band size

A

B

C

D

E

65

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.1

70

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

75

1.25

1.25

1.25

1.25

1.25

80

1.35

1.35

1.3

1.3

1.3

85

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

90

1.45

1.5

1.5

1.5

95

1.55

1.55

1.55

1.55

100

1.65

1.6

1.6

1.6

*The exact elastic length is indicated on the pattern.

Picot-edge band elastic, 3/8" wide, in yards*: 

Cup size

UK/US band size

A

B

C

D

E

30

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

32

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

34

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

36

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

38

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 1/2

1 1/2

40

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 5/8

1 5/8

42

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

44

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

1 3/4

*The exact elastic length is indicated on the pattern.

4. Underwire channeling tape, 1 cm wide, in centimeters*: 

Cup size

EU band size

A

B

C

D

E

65

53

56

59

61

65

70

56

59

62

65

69

75

59

62

65

69

71

80

62

65

69

72

74

85

69

72

74

77

90

72

75

77

81

95

75

78

81

83

100

78

81

83

86

*The exact tape length is indicated on the pattern.

Underwire channeling tape, 3/8" wide, in inches*: 

Cup size

UK/US band size

A

B

C

D

E

30

20 7/8

22

23 1/4

24

25 5/8

32

22

23 1/4

24 3/8

25 5/8

27 1/8

34

23 1/4

24 3/8

25 5/8

27 1/8

28

36

24 3/8

25 5/8

27 1/8

28 3/8

29 1/8

38

27 1/8

28 3/8

29 1/8

30 3/8

40

28 3/8

29 1/2

30 3/8

31 7/8

42

29 1/2

30 3/4

31 7/8

32 5/8

44

30 3/4

31 7/8

32 5/8

33 7/8

*The exact tape length is indicated on the pattern.

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric and elastic, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required.

5. Synthetic whalebone, 4 mm wide, in centimeters*: 

Cup size

EU band size

A

B

C

D

E

65

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

70

11.5

12

12.5

13

13.5

75

12

13

13.5

14

14

80

13

13.5

14

14.5

15

85

14

14.5

15

15.5

90

14.5

15.5

16

16.5

95

15.5

16

16.5

17

100

16

16.5

17

17.5

*The exact boning length is indicated on the pattern.

Synthetic whalebone, 1/8" wide, in inches*: 

Cup size

UK/US band size

A

B

C

D

E

30

4 3/8

4 1/2

4 3/4

4 7/8

5 1/8

32

4 1/2

4 3/4

4 7/8

5 1/8

5 3/8

34

4 3/4

5 1/8

5 3/8

5 1/2

5 1/2

36

5 1/8

5 3/8

5 1/2

5 3/4

5 7/8

38

5 1/2

5 3/4

5 7/8

6 1/8

40

5 3/4

6 1/8

6 1/4

6 1/2

42

6 1/8

6 1/4

6 1/2

6 3/4

44

6 1/4

6 1/2

6 3/4

6 7/8

*The exact boning length is indicated on the pattern.

6. Clear elastic, 6 mm wide, in centimeters*: 

Cup size

EU band size

A

B

C

D

E

65

47

49

51

53

55

70

49

51

53

55

57

75

51

53

55

57

59

80

53

55

57

59

61

85

57

59

61

63

90

59

61

63

66

95

61

63

66

68

100

63

66

68

70

*The exact elastic length is indicated on the pattern.

Clear elastic, 1/4" wide, in inches*: 

Cup size

UK/US band size

A

B

C

D

E

30

18 1/2

19 1/4

20 1/8

20 7/8

21 5/8

32

19 1/4

20 1/8

20 7/8

21 5/8

22 1/2

34

20 1/8

20 7/8

21 5/8

22 1/2

23 1/4

36

20 7/8

21 5/8

22 1/2

23 1/4

24

38

22 1/2

23 1/4

24

24 3/4

40

23 1/4

24

24 3/4

26

42

24

24 3/4

26

26 3/4

44

24 3/4

26

26 3/4

27 1/2

*The exact elastic length is indicated on the pattern.

7. Two strap slide adjusters, 1 cm (3/8") wide

8. Two strap rings, 1 cm (3/8") in diameter

9. One pair of bra underwires (in the size indicated on the pattern)

10. Strap elastic, 1 cm (3/8") wide — 0.9 m (1 yd)

11. One bra hook-and-eye closure, 2.8 cm (1 1/8") wide

12. Matching thread — 4 spools (1 spool for the sewing machine + 3 spools for the overlocker)

− sewing machine for construction

− overlocker for construction and finishing raw edges. This may be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

− one-sided foot for the sewing machine

− large-eye needle or latch hook

− tailor's corset ham or bust ham

Important! We recommend using specialty needles when working with knit fabrics and elastic (for example, STRETCH, SUPER STRETCH, JERSEY, etc.). When sewing, a ball-shaped needle point pushes the knit loops apart without piercing the threads.

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Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download:

1. The pdf pattern in your chosen size, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900 mm width.

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

Lena instructions Sample
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