Madalynne Roxie Bralette

Some weeks ago I made the Roxie bralette from Madalynne. I was always unsure if I should buy this pattern or not. I finally gave in when smallbobbins had a discount when buying the pattern together with a fabric kit.


All fabric is from a Roxie bralette kit from smallbobbins. As I chose the smaller size range the kit contained lycra, fishnet and elatic, but no powernet. The lycra has a good stretch but is still firm. All materials were of good quality. For the lining, I used a soft powermesh from my stash.


I measured myself according to the pattern instructions. This put me between size 30 and 32. As suggested by the pattern I went with the smaller size because I have a small cup size. The bralette turned out to be way too small, I could barely put it on. Luckily I had enough fabric left for a second version which I made in size 34. It is still tight, but wearable.


I used the pattern instruction and also followed the sew-along. Despite the sew-along, some steps were not clearly described. Also, I was somewhat underwhelmed with the pattern. The front overlay piece had a weird corner at the bottom that was bigger than the seam allowance to be visible on the final bralette. I solved the issue by elongating the top edge.

The pattern ended at that bold red line at the left corner. I marked the bottom seam allowance. As the top edge is finished with fold-over elastic, there is no seam allowance included.

The back main pice did have notches, I guess where the overlay should be aligned with (it was mentioned neither in the instructions nor in the video. the front piece did not have any notch, so it was a bit of guesswork on how to align the overlay (especially with the fishnet as this tended to stretch considerably).


The bralette looks really stylish with its asymmetrical cut, but I find it a bit unpractical to get in and out. Also, I do not like the tight fit around the neck. I wore it already a few times for running, and it is doing its job, so I will definitely keep it, but I will not sew it again.

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