I took Ann St. Clair's bra making class a few years ago and have been making my bras since then. Making my own bras enables me to get a custom fit and lets me have very fun bras that aren't always available in larger sizes in ready to wear. This bra is made from the Queen Bra Elite pattern. It is one the kits she sells and I think it cost me $16.00 for the kit. Love the polka dots.