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Holiday Gift Guide for Lingerie Sewists

Tailor Made Shop Holiday Gift Guide for Lingerie Sewists Bramakers Lingerie Makers

Happy December guys! I’ve assembled a Holiday Gift Guide for those of us who are looking for gifts for fellow lingerie sewists or aspiring lingerie makers. This is a curated list of five items that will function as practical gifts.

1. 505 Adhesive Spray – This is a must in every lingerie sewist’s arsenal. The spray adhesive will help you tackle any tricky fabric you may encounter while sewing delicate lingerie. You can even use it to help you attach a bra hook and eye.

2. OLFA 28mm Rotary Cutter – Rotary cutters come in a variety of sizes. 18mm, 28mm, 45mm, etc. The 28mm is the perfect size for cutting into a variety of fabrics and the size is handy for getting into those pattern curves.

3. Gingher Duck Bill Scissors – These scissors have a multitude of functions: you can use them to grade a seam, trim a neckline, or reduce bulky seams. For lingerie sewing, you can use it for appliquรฉing and reducing bulk. The duck bill shape allows you to trim very closely to a seam.

4. Gingher 8 Inch Scissors – Yes you can do all of your lingerie cutting using a rotary cutter, but I love to do my cutting with fabric scissors. Even though lingerie pattern pieces are small and the fabrics are finicky, you can get very neat cutwork by following these tips and tricks. This pair of scissors cuts fabric like butter and is a good size and weight for most people.

5. Tailor Made Shop E-Gift Card – Not sure what specifically to get a lingerie making friend? You can gift them the flexibility of choice by gettingย them a Tailor Made Shop E-Gift Card. Armed with the e-gift card, they can purchase anything from laces to bra kits to rings & sliders on www.tailormadeshop.com. The E-Gift Card comes in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $100, andย do not expire. The perfect all year round gift!

Bra-Making DIY Tailor Made Shop Things I've Made

Black/Lavender Edena Bralette & Cyber Monday Sale

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

I’m back today with my second iteration of the Edena Bralette. You can find the first iteration here.

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

For this version, I used a black non-stretch lace that I had in my stash and lined it with black bra tulle. I also used black satin elastic for the straps and the strappy detail. I opted to use a fun lavender picot elastic for contrast.

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

Some changes to the pattern: I increased the height of the neckline by 3/8″. I also increased the bottom band height by 3/8″ so the bralette now provides more coverage overall. I also added the extra strappy detail. Because it’s pretty much a known secret by now that I’m a sucker for strappy details.

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

I pretty much adore this bralette to death. I’ve made a third one and have a fourth one in the works right now.

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie
Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

Pattern: Edena Bralette by Madalynne
Lace & Bra Tulle: Personal Stash
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

Tailor Made Shop Cyber Monday Sale Black Friday

Also, it’s Cyber Monday!

Take 10% off your purchase with promo code TURKEY16 on both www.tailormadeshop.com and on Etsy.

USA customers can enjoy shipping on purchases over $100 on www.tailormadeshop.com.

Coupon code expires tonight at 11:59 PM EST.

Happy shopping!

Bra-Making DIY Tailor Made Shop Things I've Made

Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Racerback Bralette in Pale Purple/Peach

Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Racerback Bralette Tailor Made Shop
Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Racerback Bralette Tailor Made Shop
Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Racerback Bralette Tailor Made Shop
Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Racerback Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Pattern: Madalynne x Simpicity 8228 View B
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop

Tailor Made Shop Black Friday Cyber Monday Sale

Also, a reminder that the Tailor Made Shop Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale is on! Take 10% off your purchase with promo code: TURKEY16. Coupon code is valid on both www.tailormadeshop.com and Etsy. The discount is valid until Monday November 28th, 2016 11:59PM EST. Happy Shopping!

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Tailor Made Shop – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale

Tailor Made Shop Black Friday Cyber Monday Thanksgiving Sale

It’s that time of the year! The Tailor Made Shop Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale is on.

Take 10% off your purchase with promo code TURKEY16 on both www.tailormadeshop.com and on Etsy.

USA customers can enjoy shipping on purchases over $100 on www.tailormadeshop.com.

Coupon code expires Monday November 28th, 2016 11:59 PM EST.

Happy shopping!

Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

Pink Edena Bralette

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys, today’s post features a bralette using non-stretch lace. It’s a pink poppy lace with only mechanical give.

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

The pattern I used is the Edena Bralette by Madalynne. Her version involves a floating bridge and underwires. Although the concept is really, really cool, I personally don’t like wearing underwires so I omitted the bridge and channeling and underwires.

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

I lined the front of the bralete with sheer cup lining and left the back band unlined.

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

The style is very comfy to wear and looks amazing on. I have plans to make more iterations of this style, with a variety of non-stretch laces. I also think it will work well with stretch laces as long as I stabilize the laces with a non-stretch lining.

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

What do you think? Are you a fan of the Edena Bralette?

Pattern: Edena Bralette by Madalynne
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop

Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

Black/Purple Strappy Balconette Bralette

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Happy Halloween guys!

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

I made this bralette about two weeks ago, so I did not make it for Halloween even though the color combination would suggest otherwise!

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

This is my tried and true self-drafted balconette bralette pattern. As of late, I’ve been trying different variations of this pattern. I’ve experimented with lace straps here and lace racer back detail here. This time, I added strappy details to it.

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

The result? I quite like it. I might make a couple more like this. What do you think? Are the strappy details too much?

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Pattern: Self-Drafted
Materials: Tailor Made Shop

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Bra-Making Things I've Made

Blush/Ivory Balconette Bralette

DIY Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Happy Tuesday guys! I have a quick update today with a slight variation of my self-drafted balconette bralette.

DIY Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Last time, I added lace racerback detail to the bralette. This time, I made lace straps.

DIY Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

I was also in Philadelphia this past weekend. I helped Maddie teach her October 22nd Underwire Bra Making Session. As usual, I took advantage of her studio’s great lighting to take some photos. It was actually rainy and overcast, but I really like the mood of these photos.

DIY Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Pattern: Self-Drafted
Materials: Tailor Made Shop

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Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black Tailor Made Shop

Happy Friday! Today’s post is another Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Underwire Bra in Mauve/Black.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black Tailor Made Shop

I made a minor adjustment to the pattern: I shortened the height of the band and frame so it will fit a 2-row hook & eye.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black Tailor Made Shop

I’m a fan of clean finishing my work, so I enclosed all the seams. The side seams were exposed, so I covered them with small strips of black channeling.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black Tailor Made Shop

I’m loving the contrast between the black and mauve colors of this bra! What do you think? Share in the comments below.

Bra Pattern: Madalynne x Simplicity 8229
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop

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