We know that times are……something right now. Our new normal isn’t anything remotely what normal used to mean to us. It’s scary, lonely, wacky, busy, boring, stressful, and all of the descriptive terms you could ever lump into a couple months of life. Let me begin by telling you that our hearts go out to everyone right now. Our entire Pirate Crew hopes that you are safe, healthy, and maintaining whatever version of “okay” you can muster up during this moment in time. We absolutely love our Pirate Family and we wish you all the best. Thank you for continuing this feeling of community and camaraderie that we are all craving and deserving at this moment in time. You have no idea how much you mean to all of us.
And with that, we were hoping to bring a little sewing excitement into your lives! (drum roll please) :: It’s release day, y’all! Let’s talk about the Classic Sports Bra, our newest pattern duo!
Right now, sports bras might be more important than they’ve ever been. I can’t tell you how many of my friends are either completely taking advantage of their new schedule by working out more than ever before — and how many of my friends are taking advantage of their new schedule by rocking loungewear all day, every day. Whichever version of my friends that you are, we’ve got you covered.
The Classic Sports Bra is…well…a classic sports bra!
You can create a light impact bra out of casual fabrics for lounging, sleeping, and all around comfort. You can use an athletic knit for a light impact for yoga, walking and other lighter exercising. You can add more support with inner-lining, removable cups, more stable athletic fabrics like supplex, using the more supportive wider under bust band for a great medium impact sports bra ready for light jogging, hiit workouts, zumba, ellipital, etc. Anyone can find their favorite combo with racerback and straight strap options, full back or with a cut out and hook and eye bra back closure. Lets talk a little more about that bra clasp option… it’s amazing! It’s simple to attach and makes getting the tight fit bra on and off so much easier– especially after a hot workout when you’re sweaty!! wheww!
The sizing follows our normal XXS-Plus 5X size chart, but ALSO includes both small bust and full bust adjustment pieces. So if you find your full bust falls into a size smaller or larger then your over bust…we have you covered! Youth sizing is 12 months to 14.
The front color-blocking is perfect for using up those beloved….hoarded? 😉 fabric scraps you have saved for the perfect project! You can make a more solid by using all the same fabrics or create a super fun combo with all different fabrics!
The tutorial includes several videos throughout the tutorial including fabric selection, size mashing for youth, sba and fba explanation for adult, piecing the front color-blocking, “burrito roll” lining method and sewing in elastic, bottom binding, attaching hook and eye bra closure and TWO complete sew ups using different options.
You will also find one more file with our new release… the Projector File. This is a larger PDF with all pieces on the fold facing the same direction, a couple grid layers you can turn on to scale and off to cut, and one big page to scroll down as you cut. I hope this helps all those jumping into the new trend of going paperless!
**Want to learn more about how to measure yourself for this pattern? We’ve got you covered with an in-depth blog HERE. And in case you’re new to Patterns for Pirates and PDF patterns in general, we have a great blog full of new-user tips HERE to help you get started! As with all of our current releases and updates, the pdfs now include our layers feature and can be found in Letter, A4 and A0 sizes. And for even more helpful fun, we have a *free* printable that you can use to help record your measurements as you take them.
Let’s take a quick look at the different options and features!
So whether you’re ready to lounge or get active… maybe a little of both… you can grab the Classic Sports Bra and be ready for it all!
We know times are crazy right now and a lot of us are trying to budget more- so I took the time to hunt down a few small shops that sold the hook and eye bra clasps in a variety of colors (fun!) so we could help support a small business AND I could give you all an exclusive coupon code to help if you need this supply that might not be in everyone’s stash already! <3
– Stitch Love on Etsy or her own site code p4p20 for 20% off
– Sasha Fox Sewing Supplies on Etsy code: PIRATES40 for 40% off
-Bra Makery: 30% code for the website PATTERNSFORPIRATES (only on the site not on Etsy).
So you if need some hook and eye bra clasps for a new Classic Sports Bra, I would love for you to support one of these small businesses that gave us a great discount!
And if our pattern alone doesn’t provide enough options for you, we’ve also included a blog post that will help take the Classic Sports Bra to the next level! Go check out our Easy Hacks Post to see how to make some slight alterations to the original pattern, to customize it even further!
The release sale (no code needed) will be through Friday, May 1, 2020 (11:59PM US Central Time Zone).
Happy Sewing, Pirates!