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Cross Front Bralette

Cross Front Bralette

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A classic cross-front bra, with one big difference!  The crossed section gets sewn into the dart, which adds lift.  The Cross Front Bralette uses two layers of material with mostly enclosed seams (the armpit seam is turned and stitched, and the waistband seam is exposed).  This bra is slightly more supportive than our Empress Bralette, but has less coverage. 

Get the cami add on pack and turn your bra into a camisole! 

Pattern options:  Choose from a short fabric waistband, a wide elastic waistband, or a longline waistband.  Rear hook/eye closure or pull on style. 

Difficulty:  There are some advanced techniques in the pattern, such as inseam elastic, and elastic straps.  However we've added lots of videos to help beginners!  There are minimal pattern pieces and you can easily tell which is which. 

Fabric:  Horizontal stretch of at least 50% (70% preferred). Light vertical stretch needed. Vertical stretch of up to 50% is okay. Bamboo/spandex, merino wool rib knit, merino/spandex, cotton/spandex, yoga knit, swim knit. Fabric weight of 10oz or 220gsm and up recommended.

Yardage:  About one yard total for both layers.  

Special supplies needed:  Bra strapping with rings and sliders.  Narrow knit elastic.  Shop our supplies section for kits.

Maternity friendly:  Yes, use current measurements.

Nursing friendly:  Yes, no modifications needed.

Size range:  40 base size combinations. plus extra 28" underbust band and back pieces.  These cover from a 35" bust to 58.5" bust.  Up to 18" difference between bust and underbust (P Cup).  All sizes are included in one pattern!  Our bras all use the same sizing system.

Fit:  Snug and supportive.  Should be difficult to pull on, but fit comfortably once on.

Pockets: N/A

Time to complete:   Start to finish is about one hour.

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About our Patterns


We aim for inclusive patterns that fit all bodies. If you don't see your size on this pattern, send us a message and we'll add it in!

Our size charts offer both metric and imperial measurements.

Seam Allowance

All of our patterns have a standard, 3/8" or 1 cm seam allowance.

Print Internationally

Our tiles have two layers, labeled A4 and Letter. US printers use the Letter layer, and everyone else can use A4!

Trimless Tiles

We designed our tiles to save paper and be easy to assemble. Place the guidelines on top of each other and tape or glue. The letter layer has solid guidelines with a star in each corner. The A4 layer has dashed guidelines with a circle in each corner. Each page has a number, and the tutorial has an assembly chart.

All of our files offer layers, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need.

Copyshop Printing

A0 pages are 33.25" by 60" and are printable at most copyshops. We design ours to be printable in black and white. There are no passwords on any of our files. Our A0 files have layers, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need.

Projector Optimized Files

Every pattern comes with a projector optimized pdf file. See what our projector file includes here.

All of our patterns are drafted digitally and tested with a projector in our paper-free studio.

Video + Picture Tutorial

We use pictures in our tutorials, not line drawings. We add in videos of steps that testers have a hard time understanding.


Our tutorial has a table of contents, along with bookmarks. This allows you to quickly get to the page you need.


When a pattern is updated, you will get an email notification. We allow our testers access to our entire pattern catalog, which means we get continual feedback on our patterns.

Download Instructions

Each download contains a zipped (compressed) file, for downloading all the files at once.  Download the .zip file, right click on the file and select "extract all". 

We also include each file individually, if you wish to download each file separately.

Merino Wool

Want to use merino wool to make this? Check out our article with tips on sewing with merino wool and where to buy it.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Alexandra P
Easy and comfortable , inclusive sizing

I made this with the camisole add on and added an extra elastic band in the bottom hem of the camisole. Worked great for me for the end of pregnancy , in labor in the water, and for nursing so far. Easy enough for this beginner to put together over a few nights while heavily pregnant. Projector files work great. Very happy with this make and am making a swim-friendly version now. Really appreciate how easy it was to make a version to accommodate a large difference in underbust to bust- many patterns just can’t accommodate my cup size, nor can most ready to wear. Thank you!

Great bra pattern!

I was so nervous to attempt sewing a bra, but I’m so glad I did! Pattern creator was so encouraging, and the pattern was very easy to follow. The tutorial was super helpful with the construction. I added nursing clips upcycles from a worn-out old nursing bra, and the result is a very functional and COMFORTABLE bra with a surprising amount of support! I am so pleased. I’ve made a second one with a cotton/Lycra fabric with more stretch, and I think I prefer a fabric with a little less stretch (or I need to make the cups a little smaller). Still very wearable and comfortable. It’s such a gift to have a comfy bra that SEPARATES the girls and gives them some lift with no underwire, with cups that fit and a underband that is actually small enough. So grateful that I went ahead and took the small risk and bought this pattern. Do it! You will be so pleased and proud of the result! Now to try making one in wool!