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Pre-Order Now! Madalynne x Simplicity Bra Patterns + Bra Kits!

preorder-simplicity x madalynne bra patterns

Have you heard? Maddie of www.madalynne.com has teamed up with Simplicity Patterns to release two bra patterns! One is an underwire bra with vertical cup seams and the other is a soft bra pattern with two styles: a halter bralette and a racer back bralette.

The patterns will officially be out around early August, but you can preorder both patterns with Tailor Made Shop now!

****PLEASE READ CAREFULLY REGARDING THE PRE-ORDER PROCESS****

Preorder the Madalynne x Simplicity Bralette Pattern 8828 and Underwire Bra Pattern 8829 from 8/1-8/7. Both patterns will be open to general sale on 8/8.

Preorders will ship between 8/8-8/15.

If you order this pattern with other items, the entire shipment will ship once the patterns areย in house.

You can preorder the patterns on Tailor Made Shop or on my Etsy Shop.

Madalynne x Simplicity Racer Back Bralette Tailor Made Shop

I personally adoreย Madalynne x Simplicity Pattern 8828, which is the soft bra pattern. I whipped up both view A and view B this past week and I’ve also assembled bra kits for sale with this pattern! You can shop the bra kits here and here.

Madalynne x Simplicity Racer Back Bralette Tailor Made Shop

More Madalynne x Simplicity 8828 Bralette Kits will be released during the week, stay tuned!

Madalynne x Simplicity Halter Bralette Tailor Made Shop

What are your thoughts on the Madalynne x Simplicity Bra Patterns? Which style is your favorite? Share in the comments below!

Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

DIY: Pink/Peach Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra

DIY Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys, I’m back today with a dropped bridge underwire bra. As previously mentioned, I personally do not wear underwire bras but I find them technically challenging and I always learn new bra making techniques sewing them so I like making them for my friends and family.

DIY Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra Tailor Made Shop

I am all about itty bitty thin straps and narrow bands, but that’s not always possible when you make bras for larger cup sizes. This particular bra is a 32DD. I started with the Marlborough Bra Pattern and kind of pattern hacked it to the point of beyond recognition.

Here are some techniques I got to try with this bra:

  • Sewing and drafting a dropped bridge
  • Adding a back strap extension
  • Giving foldover elastic another try

DIY Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra Tailor Made Shop

So my ability to sew foldover elastic is hilariously bad, but I’ve always admired Erin‘s application of FOE on her bra projects (see gorgeous exhibits here, here, and here) and was inspired to give FOE another try. The FOE application is somewhat atrocious for this bra, but I can feel myself improving even after this one project so you may see more FOE in future bra projects!

DIY Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra Tailor Made Shop

I also tried a new technique to reinforce the bra hook and eye to the bra. I normally sew the bra hook and eye on with a straight stitch. This time, I also reinforced it by using the zig zag stitch and setting the stitch length to 0 and width to 2.5 to create this bar tack effect. It looks clean and professionally finished, so I think I might do this with all my bra hook and eyes form now on.

Materials:
Sheer Cup Lining
Beige Power Net
Pale Pink/Apricot Lace
5/8″ Light Peach Strapping Elastic
Beige 3-Row Hook and Eye
Rose Gold Rings & Sliders

All materials used for this project came from my shop.

DIY Swimwear Sewing Things I've Made

Pink Multi Floral Noelle Swimwear Bottom

Floral Noelle Swimwear Panty Bottom Tailor Made Shop

Guys, I made swimwear! Well, I just made the bottom (because I couldn’t decide which of my bra patterns I want to use for the top), but I’ve finally forayed into swimwear sewing!

Floral Noelle Swimwear Panty Bottom Tailor Made Shop

The elastic application turned out a bit wavy at the leg openings but I’m sure it will be less so after pressing.

How about you? Have you sewn swimwear yet? Do you have plans to do so? Share in the comments below!

Pattern: Noelle Panty by Madalynne (free pattern!)
Materials: Swimwear Kit from Tailor Made Shop

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Swimwear Kits Available at Tailor Made Shop! PRE-SALE ONLY

Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit

Hi guys! In the spirit of summer, I’ve assembled a couple of swimwear kits for pre-sale. I’ve listed these kits one day early. They will be available for pre-sale from today through July 15th, 2016 only. They will be shipped between July 18th-20th.

Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit

I’ve selected four floral prints and one checkered print. Head to www.tailormadeshop.com or my Etsy shop to shop!

Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit
Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit
Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit

Swimwear is in my sewing queue…expect to see projects cropping up soon on the blog!

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

Navy/Mint Noelle Halter Bra & Panty and Happy Independence Day!

Navy Mint Noelle Halter Bra and Panty Pattern by Madalynne Tailor Made Shop

This week, Maddie generously released the Noelle halter bra and panty pattern for free on her blog. This pattern is a fun sporty alternative to the current soft bra patterns out there.

I picked a navy/mint color scheme for this set. What do you think about that color combo?

Navy Mint Noelle Halter Bra and Panty Pattern by Madalynne Tailor Made Shop

I’ve actually made the Noelle halter bra before. I made a cream version some time last year. You can see it here.

Navy Mint Noelle Halter Bra and Panty Pattern by Madalynne Tailor Made Shop

Some thoughts on the pattern. I think it runs a little big, so size down if in doubt. I *love* the hi waisted panties. They are so flattering and comfortable on. I also love that there is great bum coverage.

I can foresee a Noelle swim set in my sewing queue. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Noelle Halter Bra and Underwear Kit

To celebrate the launch of this free pattern, Tailor Made Shop is stocking a limited quantity of Noelle Bra and Panty Kits. They can be purchased here and here.

Tailor Made Shop Independence Day Sale

Also! Happy Independence Day! Enjoy the long weekend by taking 10% off your next purchase at Tailor Made Shop.

Use promo code “FIREWORKS16โ€. You can use the promo code at both Shopify and Etsy.

USA Customers can enjoy free standard shipping on orders over $100 at www.tailormadeshop.com.

The promo will end on Monday July 4th, 2016 11:59 PM EST.

Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

DIY Orange/Off-White Marlborough Bra w/ Removable Lace Bib

Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

I have another Marlborough Bra today! (Are you guys getting tired of seeing Marlborough Bras on my blog? Because I am.)

Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Today’s Marlborough Bra features a fun off-white/orange color combination. I was inspired by this Marlborough Bra by Kathy Sews. Isn’t hers pretty? ๐Ÿ™‚

Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop
Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop
Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Bra Pattern: Marlborough Bra
Bib Pattern: Self-Drafted
Materials: Orange/Off-White Bra Kit from Tailor Made Shop

Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

DIY Teal/Black Triangle Bralette

DIY Alexander Wang Inspired Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Everyone has a favorite bra style and this triangle bralette is mine: it has sharp angles, clean lines, thin straps and a tiny band.

DIY Alexander Wang Inspired Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

This is a self-drafted pattern. The first iteration can be found here.

For this version, I used a teal satin back crepe, which has the tiniest mechanical give. I also used a black chantilly lace to accent the teal color. I’ve been obsessed with the black/teal combo since I made the Peridot Bralette and Bryony Knickers set found here.

DIY Alexander Wang Inspired Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Due to the thickness of the fabric, I opted for a 3/4″ wide band instead of 1/2″. A tutorial on how to create a narrow elastic casing for the bra band is coming soon. Stay tuned!

Pattern: Self Drafted
Fabric: Personal Stash
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

DIY Pale Blue Marlborough Bra & Bralettes

DIY Bralette Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

One of the things I love about bra making is that you need very little material to make a bra or a bralette. I only have 2 YDS of this pale blue galloon lace that’s 5″ wide and I managed to get 2 bralettes and 1 bra out of it. (Of course, it helps that I’m on the smaller side.)

DIY Bralette Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop
DIY Bralette Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop
DIY Bralette Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

These are all styles that I have made before: self-drafted balconette bralette, Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette, and Marlborough Bra.

Fabric: Personal Stash
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Today’s post features a self-drafted triangle bralette made from a poly floral charmeuse fabric. There were a number of new techniques that I wanted to try out and I kept that in mind while drafting the pattern.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

For one, I had been wanting to make thin spaghetti bra straps. I don’t normally make my own bra straps since I have nice strapping elastics in my stash, but this floral fabric has a fantastic print and I wanted to use as much of it as possible.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Another new technique I had wanted to try was to create an elastic casing for the bra band. What I learned is that it is extremely difficult to make a narrow elastic band with clean finishing! I wanted an itty bitty 1/2″ band and it was impossible to encase the cups in the 1/2″ casing and then turn the braletteย right side out. I actually tore the band fabric the first time I attempted to set the band.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Without going into too much detail (because there’s a tutorial forthcoming), I managed to set the band on my second try.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

This is the first iteration of what I think will be a staple triangle bralette style in my closet. I envision that this style will work quite well with silky/satiny fabrics with slight stretch to them.

I also made the elastic too short…will add about 1″ – 1.5″ of elastic to the band when I make the second iteration.

Pattern: Self Drafted
Fabrics & Notion: Tailor Made Shop

Bra-Making DIY Things I've Made

DIY Watermelon Stained Glass Lingerie Set

DIY Baclonette Bralette and Underwear Tailor Made Shop

This red/green/off-white lace is from a Merckwaerdigh Bra Kit that I bought a long time ago. I loved the lace so much that I actually bought two of the same kits so I could have more of this lace. I used some over a year ago to make this Watson Bra, and then I hoarded it away for a worthy project. I finally pulled it out from my stash this year to make this set.

DIY Baclonette Bralette and Underwear Tailor Made Shop

The bralette pattern is the same as the balconette bralette styles found here and here. The hi waisted underwear pattern is the same as this pair here. The only change I made to the underwear pattern is to make the gusset narrower.

Bra Pattern: Self Drafted
Underwear Pattern: Self Drafted

Lace: Merckwaerdigh
Strapping Elastic: Shindo
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop