My First Watson Bra: Pattern Review

clothhabit watsonIt’s been two weeks since my last post and it’s crazy how time just fly’s by where I actually didn’t notice. I’ve actually been working on a few sewing projects and I wish they were done by now but I can’t stress about it too much. I will do my best to get this projects done as soon as possible and share the awesome sewing experience. For now I have to share this awesome bra pattern. I finally finished my first Watson Bra and here I am sharing my experience for this awesome pattern. I’ve been following many sewing bloggers who have also sewed this bra pattern and I agree with them when they said this is a great beginner bra pattern to try or even if you are not a beginner in bra making, this bra is a must have. What I love the most is the longline style which is mainly why I purchased this pattern. I’ve been wanting a longline for a while and I’m really glad I sewed my own.


The instructions on the pattern are very detailed with helpful images. I followed the instructions but I also went ahead of myself and did not notice the stitch recommendation for the waistband. My next one will probably have better stitching in the waistband. I ended up using a regular zigzag stitch instead of a three-step zigzag and I wish I would have noticed. Oh well, this is my first one and I’m still pleased with the results. Surprisingly, that is the only mistake I made so I kinda feel proud of myself for not making more (Lol!). Anyway, I can’t really say I had any difficulty putting the pieces together except for the hook and eye. I changed my presser foot from regular to a zipper foot hoping it would be easier to sew close to the edge but instead the zipper foot pushed the hook and eye a bit too far off so I had to use my seam ripper. Now that was hard but I kept patient and got it done.

Pattern Description: Cloth Habit Watson Lingerie Set, comes in sizes 30B-30I to 40A-40D

Fabric: I used a lace powernet from Spandex World (which unfortunately seems like they do not carry it anymore) for the cups, cradle and back band and lined the cradle with Tricot from

Notions: The elastics, hook and eye, and the rings and sliders I purchased from Porcelynne’s Fabric Boutique etsy shop.

Repeat: I definitely will be making this bra again. I hope to make the matching bikini in the very near future (maybe when I need a break from bramaking, if that could actually happen, lol!)







I hope to encourage bramaking to anyone willing to sew and if you do, I recommend starting with this pattern. I need to make-up for the bra-making challenge because I did miss a week so I should be making two more in the next couple of days. What do you think? Willing to try?




2 thoughts on “My First Watson Bra: Pattern Review

    • The Watson Lingerie pattern is a pdf file that you will print after you purchase it so you can print it on any paper you prefer. I printed the pattern on regular white paper but you could print on cardstock paper so it’s not so flimsy when you need it to stay firm.


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