Check out our kits for the new bralette pattern from Cashmerette, the Loftus!

Monica O'Rourke Bravo


Monica is a self-proclaimed geek, teacher, a mother to two wonderful boys (Ben Michael & Sam). She has a B.A., a B.S., and is credentialed to teach physics, chemistry, and math. Monica’s educational background and experience has allowed her to approach the pattern making and design process from a very scientific angle. To her, patterns are nothing more than complex mathematical nets and a bra is an engineered structure to designed to support mass. BravoBella combines Monica’s love of science, sewing, and teaching. She considers herself a teacher at the core of her being and hopes to empower her customers through her classes and instructional materials.

Brave + Beautiful + Bras...Monica's website, BravoBella Custom Bras, is a great place to go for bra builders of all skill levels. You will find a variety of instructional materials here to help you on your bra building journey. There are free resources as well as courses you can purchase on her website and stream anytime. Monica is a natural teacher and makes it easy to learn everything you need to know about making your own lingerie. You can also subscribe to her newsletter and message Monica with any questions right on the home page. As with so many this year, Monica has had to pause her in-person classes, but she's looking forward to starting again as soon as she can.

And Monica has Fit Sessions coming soon! Keep an eye on her website!

You can also check out Monica's YouTube Channel!    Bravo Bella YouTube Channel

Just the other day we got this glowing email about Monica here at Bra Builder's:

"...Monica's videos are excellent! So easy to follow. I would watch a segment and then go do it...her tips along the way of what not to do or why she did something were also extremely helpful. She's a gifted designer and teacher."

Random fun fact about Monica:  Lions and tigers and…cats, oh my! Pre-BravoBella, Monica was a keeper of big cats of all kinds.

Cat Keeper Monica