Rebecca Page Patterns just released an add-on to their Bralette Tank pattern and it’s fantastic! The Advanced Bralette Add-On uses the main bralette pattern (you must own that first!) and adds extra features and options to it.
Let’s first go over the basics of the main Bralette Tank. This is available in a huge range of sizes XXS to 5XL (also available in children’s sizing). This can be worn alone as a bralette/crop top however it is not intended to be worn as a sports bra. A regular bra underneath is recommended for full support when worn for exercise. It can also be worn as a tank with pleated or gathered flowy sides. It is a fully lined pullover style with optional back pocket.
Okay, now that the basics are covered let’s go over all the extra fun options in the Advanced Bralette Add-On! This is a great mega add-on that features nine different strap and three different back options not included in the basic pattern. Don’t be intimidated by the “advanced” in the title as it is totally beginner friendly with tons of detailed steps in the tutorial. Take a look at the line drawing below to see what you can choose from.
I sewed up two different bralettes choosing Option H and Option E for mine. I used an athletic knit from Hobby Lobby and paired mine with the Sports Shorts in the legging option short length modified to have a foldover waistband. I sewed up a size medium on both with no alterations to the size and both bralettes fit fantastic. As they aren’t intended to be stand alone supportive I wear mine for yoga or weight training days instead of cardio so that I don’t have to wear a bra underneath and distract from those fancy back straps!
I would love to sew up the tank option next and maybe even a swim top! This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here and sew up some fancy bralettes! I’d love to see what you create:)