The Unity Bra: Petite Stitchery & Co Pattern Test

Out of all of the things I have made myself, my husband was impressed with this one. He walked into the bedroom one night while I was taking fit pictures (for those unfamiliar with the term “fit pictures” it simply is a way pattern designers term pictures during the testing process to show how a current version of the pattern “fits”), and he asked me why I was taking a picture in my sports bra. I pretty much said duh because I made it. Surprisingly, he was shocked, and I was confused because it is just a sports bra. Not a complicated dress. Not a detailed swimsuit. A sports bra. So I guess that goes for something on the design of the pattern!

Kelly at Petite Stitchery designed a fun, yet super functional sports bra for the ever growing work out fashion craze. The Unity Bra (affiliate link) has so many options: color blocking, peekaboo front, strappy back, plus standard options like a full front and a racerback.

I was intrigued by incorporating mesh into my sports bra, so I chose the color blocked front with the racerback.

I used performance fabric from JoAnn for my Unity Bra. I grabbed a coordinating performance mesh for the top piece.

Sports bras are a tough thing to buy from the store, especially when you have a lot of length from your shoulders to your waist. So I am ecstatic to have a sports bra that doesn’t dig into my shoulders or ride up into my underarms.

The bra is finished with fold over elastic, and I just happened to have some Hobby Lobby elastic on hand that coordinated perfectly.

The bottom band elastic is customizable in length allowing you to chose how snug you want the bottom of your bra. All of these things lead to a comfortable work out bra!

I wear this one often and, of course, have plans for more. Be sure to head over to the Petite Stitchery & Co website to view the Unity Bra and the other great patterns they offer.

Until next time….sewing and sipping,


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