Pre-Sale! Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kit Marlborough Bra Boylston Bra

Happy Monday guys! I have an exciting collaboration announcement: Norma of Orange Lingerie and I have teamed up and put together exclusive bra kits for her two bra making patterns: the Boylston Bra and the Marlborough Bra. Choose from three solid charmeuse/lace combos and two beautiful floral charmeuse prints! These Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop bra kits include enough fabric and notions to cut either bra style in all sizes.

Pre-Sale Dates: Jan 16th – Jan 27th
Shipping Dates: Feb 1st – Feb 5th (Note: Any other items ordered with the Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop kits will ship between February 1st and February 5th as well).

There are a limited number of kits available! Any leftover kits after the pre-sale will be open to general sale after February 5th.

 Notes:
  • These bra kits are designed specifically for the Marlborough Bra or the Boylston Bra.
  • Underwires are not included. They can be purchased here.
  • If you wish to make the Boylston Bra with cut and sew foam, you can purchase the foam here.
  • Patterns are not included. You can purchase the Marlborough Bra pattern here and the Boylston Bra pattern here.

Over the new few weeks, Norma and I will share photos of the bras that we have sewn up using these kits. Stay tuned. <3

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Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup

Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up

From this week:

Regan from Solitude of Sewing made a fun bralette and underwear set using an allover stretch lace and whimsical print. You can view the project here.

Jade from These Days made a gorgeous Marlborough Bra using our silver charmeuse bra kit. You can view her project here.

The Maker Style Podcast will be covering bra and lingerie making this month! In this week’s episode, Rachel chats with Sarah from Ohhh Lulu. They talk about Sarah’s lingerie aesthetic and what inspires her patterns and designs. Head to Rachel’s site to listen to the podcast here.

Speaking of Ohhh Lulu, Sarah is hosting a Valentine’s Day sew along! You will be making a three piece set consisting of a soft bra, a garter belt, and a pair of underwear. If you are interested in partaking, you can read more about the sew along here!

Two classes are better than one! Buy a Craftsy class and get a second class of equal or lesser value for free! Use coupon code BOGOJAN17 at checkout. This is a good time to pick up Beverly Johnson’s Lingerie Making Courses if sewing lingerie is part of your new year’s resolutions!

If you are new to sewing lingerie and want to start with something basic, I would recommend Beverly Johnson’s Sewing Panties: Construction & Fit course.

Ready to tackle your first underwire bra? Then sign up for Beverly Johnson’s Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit course!

If you’ve made a couple of bras and you’re ready to expand your lingerie sewing skill set, then I recommend the following classes:

Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques by Beverly Johnson

Sewing Bras: Foam, Lace, & Beyond by Beverly Johnson

(Note: Clicking on the craftsy links and purchasing a class will result in a small commission for me. Thank you for your support. <3 This promotion ends on January 15th.)

Have a great weekend everybody!

(If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog@gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!)

Also, I do want to clarify that the round-ups are a curation of a few projects/ongoing events in the lingerie making community for you to catch up on over the weekend. Happy Reading!

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The Making Of: Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra

Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Collaboration Bra Kits

Hi guys, I have another work in progress post! Today’s post features a Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra.

Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Collaboration Bra Kits

Assembling a cup. The self cup fabric is a printed floral charmeuse. It’s lined with sheer cup lining.

Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Collaboration Bra Kits

Here’s the interior shot. Everything is cleaned finished with the seams sandwiched between the lining and the self fabrics.

Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Collaboration Bra Kits

Assembling the frame. Like the cups, the frame is lined with sheer cup lining.

Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Collaboration Bra Kits

One cup sewn in!

Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Collaboration Bra Kits

The other cup’s sewn in and the back bands are attached. Stay tuned for the finished project!

Pattern: Marlborough Bra by Orange Lingerie
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop (coming soon!)

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The Making Of: Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra

Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

Happy Monday guys! I’ve gotten requests for work in progress photos, so I will make an effort this year to post them more often. Here’s the first one of the year: I’m currently working on a Rose Print Stretch Charmeuse Boylston Bra with cut and sew foam.

Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

Two things of note: Because I’m using cut and sew foam for the cups, I am not lining the cups. I just cut one set of the cup pieces in the self rose print charmeuse fabric. I’m also lining the frame with the stretch charmeuse so I cut two sets of the frame pieces.

Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

Assembling the frame.

Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

Getting the cup pieces ready.

Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

Assembling the left bra cup.

Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

Crushing the top edge of the cut and sew foam cup with zig zag stitching so the cup fabric will turn over more smoothly. This tip is from Beverly Johnson’s Bra Making: Foam, Lace & Beyond class. And this is the reason why I recommend all of Beverly Johnson’s Bra Making Craftsy classes: they are an endless treasure trove of bra making tips and tricks. (Note: Clicking on the craftsy links and purchasing a class will result in a small commission for me. Thank you for your support. <3)

It’s been a year since I made a cut and sew foam bra. To quickly refresh my memory of the cut and sew foam process, I click to the lesson and chapter that I need and watch it at 2x speed. Super convenient and super helpful. Beverly herself is always ready to answer any questions you pose on the chat feature.

Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

One cup inserted!

Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits

Both cups are in! The finished project will be up soon. 🙂

Pattern: Boylston Bra by Orange Lingerie
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop (coming soon!)

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Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup

Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up

From this week:

I made two pairs of Cloth Habit’s Lady Shorts here. I also made a Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra using one of the newly added charmeuse kits from my shop.

Yiling of @theyilingcrafts had a busy lingerie making week! She made a hot pink Jasmine Bra using a Tailor Made Shop kit. She also made two Marlborough Bras, two pairs of Montgomery Briefs, and one pair of Bella Panties. You can view them here. Last, but not least is this lovely longline floral print bralette she made. You can view the bralette here.

Novita of Very Purple Person made a super fun Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette in View C using a neon pink lace with contrast black elastics. You can view the project here.

Corri of @corri_sheff sewed up a bunch of Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Bralettes in View B. Check them out here and here. She even made matching panties for the hot pink/gold set!

Isabella of @isabellamud also made a couple of Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Bralettes in View B using lace from Tailor Made Shop. Check them out here and here. She even made matching panties using the Ohhh Lulu Sews Lace Panties pattern.

Isabelle of @besabelle made this gorgeous Watson Bra using our (sold-out) blossom orange ombre lace! View the project here.

Hannah of Evie la Luve just released The Lingerie Makers Project Book! The book has enough room for 15 lingerie sewing projects and other helpful lingerie sewing information. The first 10 people who buy it will receive inside a code for 15% off her shop.

Have a great weekend everybody!

(If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog@gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!)

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Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra

Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Last year, when I held the Tailor Made Shop 2016 Feedback Survey, a lot of you put in a request for bra kits in fabrics other than lace. In fact, a large number of you left a comment stating that you would like to see more charmeuse kits.

Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Well your wishes have been heard! Charmeuse kits in six solid colors have been added to the shop! Like lace kits, the charmeuse kits will be a mainstay amongst underwire bra kits offered by Tailor Made Shop.

Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

To give you an idea of what a charmeuse kit looks made up, I whipped up this navy charmeuse Marlborough Bra. I love how elegant this bra looks and I have more plans for charmeuse bras in the coming months!

Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Pattern: Marlborough Bra by Orange Lingerie
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop

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Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup

Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up

From this week:

I made two lingerie sets. Set one contains a self-drafted balconette bralette and hipster panties in Lilac/Pink. You can view that post here. Set two contains the Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bra in View C and hipster panties in Lavender/Peach. You can view that post here.

Juli of @sweetlittlechickadee made a cozy Watson Bra with glittery straps. You can see the project here.

@adventures_in_lingerie made a gorgeous partial band bra using a black scallop lace from our shop. You can see the project here.

Kat made a stunning floral/lace self-drafted full band bra with handmade hook and eyes! You can read more about her project here. If you have been wanting to make your own hook and eyes, check out her comprehensive Self Fabric Bra Clasp Tutorial!

Karen made two beautiful Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Underwire Bras. One is in gray and the other is in pink. (Photos were uploaded with Karen’s permission.)

The end of the year sale over at Tailor Made Shop is still on! Use promo code BYE2016 and take 15% off your next purchase. This is the biggest sale of the year! Enjoy! You can use the promo code on www.tailormadeshop.com and on Etsy. The sale will run through Saturday December 31st, 2016 11:59PM EST. The promo code excludes Gift Cards.

Have a great weekend everybody!

(If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog@gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!)

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Lavender/Peach Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette & Hipster Panties

Lavender Peach Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette View C Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

Happy Wednesday guys! I have a Lavender/Peach set today.

Lavender Peach Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette View C Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

The bralette is the Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C with two small modifications.

Lavender Peach Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette View C Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

I shortened the lace straps and used strapping elastic instead.

Lavender Peach Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette View C Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

I also changed the back band piece so it’s no longer a scoop back.

Lavender Peach Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette View C Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

The pattern seems to fit true to size. Friend who takes a 30C in the Watson Bra also takes a 30C in this bralette.

Lavender Peach Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette View C Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

Of course, I also made matching panties using the free Make Bra pattern.

Bralette Pattern: MerckwaerdighBHS10 View C
Pantie Pattern: Hipster Panties by MakeBra
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

Also, don’t forget that the Tailor Made Shop end of the year sale is on! Take 15% off your purchase with promo code BYE2016. This is the biggest sale of the year! Enjoy! You can use the promo code on www.tailormadeshop.com and on Etsy. The sale will run through Saturday December 31st, 2016 11:59PM EST. The promo code excludes Gift Cards.

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Lilac/Pink Balconette Bralette & Hipster Pantie Set

Lilac Multi Balconette Bralette Makebra Hipster Bra Making Handmade Lingerie Lingerie Making

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I can’t believe the year is already drawing to a close…!

Lilac Multi Balconette Bralette Makebra Hipster Bra Making Handmade Lingerie Lingerie Making

Today’s set is actually a Christmas present to myself. This lace is one of my favorites in my personal stash. I’ve hoarded it away for over two years, because I couldn’t find a stretch lining color that was a good match or a good complement for the unique lace color.

Lilac Multi Balconette Bralette Makebra Hipster Bra Making Handmade Lingerie Lingerie Making

Recently, I came across a rosy pink stretch mesh that looks amazing with the lace so I finally cut into it.

Lilac Multi Balconette Bralette Makebra Hipster Bra Making Handmade Lingerie Lingerie Making

I used two of my favorite patterns: my self-drafted balconette bralette and the Make Bra Hipster Panties.

Lilac Multi Balconette Bralette Makebra Hipster Bra Making Handmade Lingerie Lingerie Making

I pattern hacked the Hipster panties to accommodate for a lace scallop edge on the back leg openings.

Lilac Multi Balconette Bralette Makebra Hipster Bra Making Handmade Lingerie Lingerie Making

The lace was actually not wide enough for the panties, but I zigzag stitched two lengths of lace together using this method that Maddie, Sarah, and Erin have posted about on their blogs.

Lilac Multi Balconette Bralette Makebra Hipster Bra Making Handmade Lingerie Lingerie Making

Bralette Pattern: Self-Drafted
Pantie Pattern: Hipster Pantie by MakeBra
Lace: Merckwaerdigh (old)
Elastics & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

Tailor Made Shop End of Year Sale Discount

Also my gift to you all…take 15% off your purchase with promo code BYE2016. This is the biggest sale of the year! Enjoy! You can use the promo code on www.tailormadeshop.com and on Etsy. The sale will run through Saturday December 31st, 2016 11:59PM EST. The promo code excludes Gift Cards.

Thank you all for an amazing year and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup

Lingerie Sewing Making Weekend Round Up Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Underwear Making

Hi guys, I want to introduce a new weekly blog post series. The Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup will be posted every Friday with news and projects from the lingerie making community.

From this week:

Henna made a super fun neon yellow and pink Boylston Bra with a partial band. You can view her project here.

Karu of Studio Costura wrote a round-up post of her December lingerie makes. She had a busy month! Her makes include the Watson Bra, the Boylston Bra, the Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Halter View A Bralette, and her self-drafted underwear patterns. You can read her post here.

Sarah of OhhhLuluSews released two new panty patterns! You can get The Ultimate Lace Thong & Panties pattern here and The Claudia Panties here.

The Holiday Sale at Tailor Made Shop is still on! You have until Saturday December 24th, 2016 11:59PM EST to take 10% off your purchase. Use promo code HOLIDAY16. The coupon will work on www.tailormadeshop.com and www.etsy.com/shop/Tailormadeshoppe.

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Craftsy is running a holiday sale from now through Monday December 26th, 2016 11:59PM MT. All classes are under $20. If you’ve been meaning to start sewing lingerie, now is a good time to stock up on the following classes.

If you are new to sewing lingerie and want to start with something basic, I would recommend Beverly Johnson’s Sewing Panties: Construction & Fit course.

Ready to tackle your first underwire bra? Then sign up for Beverly Johnson’s Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit course!

If you’ve made a couple of bras and you’re ready to expand your lingerie sewing skill set, then I recommend the following classes:

Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques by Beverly Johnson

Sewing Bras: Foam, Lace, & Beyond by Beverly Johnson

Sewing Lingerie: Essential Techniques by Allison Smith

(Please note that clicking on the Craftsy links and purchasing any course will result in a small affiliate commission for me. Thank you for your support. <3)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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