SIZE RANGE UPDATES
The sizes marked on the first size guide are the smallest measurements to fit into each size. The size 3X goes to a 56" bust. The Undie Size Guide is up to date.
Hot Goss: we are currently in the process of updating our sizing options! We are working with Lydia Morrow of What Lydia Made and our team to increase our standard size range to XXS - 6X, and we are adding a D+ Cup range to our top patterns. This new range will accommodate bust measurements to 70" and hip measurements to 76".
Our goal is to release 3 patterns in 2021 that are being designed specifically to bring the new standard range to the Sophie Hines sewing patterns line. Once these have been perfected and released, we will be updating our existing patterns to meet our new range.
Once a pattern has been updated, everyone who has purchased it in the past will receive an email with a download link to access the updated files. The updates will also include copy shop files in US and A print sizes, readme files with printing layouts, and updated pattern formatting.
SIZE DOWN IF YOU ARE UNSURE OR BETWEEN SIZES.
The sizes marked on the first size guide are the smallest measurements to fit into each size. The size 3X goes to a 56" bust. The Undie Size Guide is up to date.REMEMBER- YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE ALL IN ONE COLUMN- YOU CAN SELECT DIFFERENT SIZES FOR BRA AND PANTY!
YOUR UNDERBUST MEASUREMENT IS NOT JUST YOUR REGULAR BAND SIZE.
YOU MUST MEASURE YOURSELF TO FIND THIS NUMBER.
I’m done. I can’t do it anymore. I don’t have to do it anymore. Sophie Hines, Sparkle Fairy Princess herself, has already done it for me. She has made THE bralette to end all bralettes. Her work is a mirror of her passion, artistry and determination. After being a super fan of Sophie’s work for a few years now, I finally (FINALLY!) got the chance to get my hands and boobs on a Sophie Hines original. I now have the Sophie Hines Ascension Bralette in my possession. And just like that, my outlook on bralettes has forever changed. I thought they were cute, but not for me. Not for these BOOBS. I have kind of heavy breast tissue and usually wear a 32FF/34F these days when it comes to bras. Underwires are my BFFs. I searched high and low trying to find a bralette that might work with my bust, but really it just felt disappointing, like my boobs were just not meant to be with this cute lingerie staple. My rack and bralettes were just star-crossed lovers. It was a forbidden love. Or so I thought. So I already have a huge crush on Sophie, she’s so smart and talented and gorgeous inside and out and she’s so caring and compassionate. Plus, she makes ethically made lingerie, handmade to order, AND gives a portion of the money to charity. Like, for really reals? How is she even real? This gal is the boss, applesauce. Anyway, I was totally in love with the gorgeous Ascenion bralette in black/beige, but then I saw her 2.0 version in a gorgeous lavender/white color. I love the colorway! The softness of the sweet lavender, paired with the brightness of the white, along with the black underband. This bralette is bae. Sophie can make her pieces to measure, but her size chart is really easy to follow, and she can combine sizes, like if you would need Large cups, but a Medium band, etc. Homegirl can do it. I received my gorgeous bralette, and it was a magical moment. First off, no plastic packaging or tissue paper. My bralette was packaged in a gorgeous recycled paper envelope that felt so good to touch, and it’s just pretty! I plan on re-purposing it and using it as an envelope to send a letter (snail mail, the old fashioned way, kids!).
My boobs never look like this in a bralette. Ever. My boobs tend to be too heavy to be supported without a underwire, but this bra gave me lift, and it hugged my boobs with love. Literally, my boobs felt like they were receiving an actual hug. A supportive, oomphing hug. I modeled this bralette in the mirror. I did strike a pose, or…12. I did the boobie jiggle test, I shimmied. I felt like a super heroine ready to save the world. The soft stretchy mesh really wrapped around my curves, the bamboo adding softness, and adding a really fun geometric design to the cups. The gorgeous lavender straps and lining added a lovely pop of color, and the black underbust band was so comfortable. I felt like I wasn’t even wearing a bralette, it was that comfortable. It felt like me, but amplified. My breast shape and size worked so well in this bralette. I’m actually wearing a size Large, but I think next time I will go with a Medium or a Medium band with Large cups. I feel like if the band were a bit more snug (it’s very true to size) I would have even more lift and support. The band does fit nicely, but I did a little bit of measuring wrong, so even though Sophie was like “I can give you a smaller band if you need it, no worries, I got you”, I thought I would err on the safe side and choose a slightly larger band. Now I realize there was no need, Sophie’s sizing is spot on and very true to size. See, this was how I viewed bralettes, that they were something I had to be cautious about. Nay, Amber, this isn’t so when it comes to Sophie Hines. I’ve learned and will use this information wisely in the future. So next time I will indulge in the ability to choose different sizes in band and cup.