Mini Review ~ Sahaara Bra by Rubies Bras

Helen Cloke mini review Sahaara

The Sahaara Bra is a debut pattern by custom bra makers, Rubies Bras. I made view B, as a longline version in the 'feathers' Sahaara kit. 

Mini Review

The Bra:

  • Pattern designer: Rubies Bras
  • Bra type: Wireless bra pattern for stable fabrics, two piece triangular cup
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Size range: Band sizes 24-46, cup sizes AA-F and G-L
  • Time frame: Quick

Value for money?

At around $31 NZD for the pattern it is at the higher end of the price scale for bra pdf patterns.

The pattern is sold in two different size ranges, has three variations plus longline and covers a very wide range of sizes, which is fantastic!

Clear Instructions?
Yes!  This would make a great first pattern for a beginner bra maker.  Choosing which size to make based on the instructions is pretty simple.  The instructions provide lots of extra tips and the formatting and diagrams are really clear.


The size and view that I sewed up came together beautifully.

Accurate materials list ?

Yes the quantities given are fair, although I think the amount of powernet is overly generous. The width of elastics and notions required are different between the 2 sets of pattern sizes.

Clear fabric recommendations?

Yes, it's made very clear what fabrics are required for each of the three styles including a suggested list of fabric types and ideal stretch percentage.

Matching set potential?

View C requires a stretch lace so that would be very easy to use in making matching briefs.  The other views require a stable fabric such as tulle or satin so you would need to work out how to incorporate a woven fabric into underwear.  A couple of my favourite patterns for this are the Grace by Ohhh Lulu or the Marie by Evie la Luve.  Hopefully Rubies Bras second pattern is one for a matching bottom to the Sahaara - hint, hint! 

Variation possibilities?

With the three different views and the longline adaption you could certainly create a number of different looking bras.  I'm not sure with the two piece, triangular cup that you could create many pattern hacks for more variety but there are plenty of creative people out there who may prove me wrong.


I think this is a pattern that nicely fills a gap in the market.  This style of bra/bralette is usually created for stretch fabrics so having a pattern that uses stable wovens is a nice addition to my pattern collection.  This, plus the size inclusivity, makes it a great pattern.  

You can purchase kits for this pattern here - sizes AA-F and G-L

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