Favorite pattern – Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

These three bras are made with the same pattern: Merckwaerdigh BHS 10. This pattern has now become my favourite! Here you can see how the same pattern made with different fabric can look quite different.

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

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jersey
Jersey bra

This one is made with grey jersey and has a racerback with no closure.

You can see from the photo that it is not very ‘lifting’. This is because the outer layer and lining are both stretch jersey. This is my sleeping bra though, so I like that it is not restricting and the cotton jersey is quite comfortable.

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

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Stretch lace bra

The second one is made with stretch lace fabric and lined with transparent tricot in beige. Similar to my white soft bra, I use clear elastic on the neckline and along the lace edge of the strap.

The back band is soft powernet in double layer. The outer layer is beige and the inner layer is yellow. From the outside, the beige band has a hint of yellow which complement the soft yellow stretch lace.Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

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Foam lined bra

This one has foam lining on the whole front part and finished with foldover elastic allover. The back band is strong powernet with 3 hook and eye closure. I use this bra as a sports bra. My sport is yoga though, so it doesn’t really need strong impact reduction bra.

The neon yellow fabric is wicking fabric from a sports T-shirt. I bought the T-shirt in size L and still have enough leftover for another bra and panties. The foam lining is from Makebra that I really like. I think the quality of their foam lining is the best that I’ve ever found.

For my size (30E), I use cup size 36B and shortened the back quite a lot. If you do this kind of alteration, special attention is needed to the placement of the straps on the back. I forgot to do this on my previous bra, and as a result the straps on the back are quite far apart.

Because they have no underwires, these bras are very light. The powerbar on each side of the cups gives quite a flattering shape. I’m very happy with this pattern!

Bra pattern is Merckwaerdigh BHS10 size 30E.

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  • Ohh! These are lovely! I’m very partial to the yellow & black with foam!!

  • Lynsey

    These all look great, they look supportive and give good shape. I’m not brave enough to dip my toes in to bra making yet but this does look a great pattern.

  • That foam yellow bra is my fav!