What I Made: Powder Pink/Ice Blue Triangle Bralette

DIY Handmade Triangle Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’m continuing with the theme of handmade romantic lingerie. Last week I shared photos of the two romantic balconette bralettes that I made. You can read about them here.

DIY Handmade Triangle Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Today’s post features yet another TNT (tried and true) pattern: my self-drafted triangle bralette. I picked a powder pink lace (very appropriate for Valentine’s, I think) from my shop and paired it with ice blue straps. And guys, this lace is amazing! Not only is the floral pattern beautiful, the lace is also substantial and super easy to work with. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a less finicky stretch lace to sew.

DIY Handmade Triangle Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Pattern: Self-Drafted Triangle Bralette
Lace: Tailor Made Shop

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What I Made : Two Romantic Balconette Bralettes

Handmade Bralettes DIY Lingerie Bra Making Balconette Bralettes

Hi guys! In the spirit of Valentine’s, I whipped up these two romantic balconette bralettes for myself. Yes, I make this pattern a lot, but it’s the bra I reach for the most on a daily basis. I see no harm in making variations of a wardrobe staple that gets a lot of wear. To keep this basic style interesting, I always make it in a different lace.

Handmade Bralettes DIY Lingerie Bra Making Balconette Bralettes

The first one is made from a romantic off-white lace with contrast ice blue straps. I know some bra makers shy away from white/off-white/ivory/cream bras because it can read bridal. This is especially true if you use a luxurious lace or silk fabric. However, I want you to challenge that outlook. Your clothing wardrobe probably contains white tees, a white crisp button down shirt, or a drapey white blouse. So why not a white bra?

Handmade Bralettes DIY Lingerie Bra Making Balconette Bralettes

I’m also a firm believer that you should wear lingerie that makes you feel comfortable and confident. I tend to look good in White/Off-White/Ivory/Cream garments, so I think it stands to reason that lingerie in those colors are flattering on me. A trick to keep White/Off-White/Ivory/Cream lingerie from reading bridal is to pair the main fabric with contrast trimmings and notions. Give it a try and let me know the results!

Handmade Bralettes DIY Lingerie Bra Making Balconette Bralettes

The second balconette bralette is made from a gorgeous red/pink metallic lace. As soon as I had the lace in my hands, I knew I had to make something for myself. This was a timely make, because it was Lunar New Year and I don’t own any red garments. Every year, I improvise. Last year I wore a burgundy cardigan. Close enough. This year, I got a kick out of wearing this red/pink balconette bralette underneath my outfit which otherwise doesn’t contain a speck of red. Again. Close enough.

Handmade Bralettes DIY Lingerie Bra Making Balconette Bralettes

Off-White Lace:
 Tailor Made Shop
Red/Pink Metallic Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Pattern: Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette

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Three Charmeuse/Lace Marlborough Bras

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

Hi guys, I just want to share with you the photos of the Marlborough Bras made up in the charmeuse/lace Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop kits. They were all made by Norma of Orange Lingerie.

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

I just wanted to upload photos here so you guys can see how your Marlborough Bras will look using these kits. Also, do not be afraid to use the same kits for a Boylston Bra instead!

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

Pattern: Marlborough Bra
Kits: Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop

These Marlborough Bra samples were sewn up by Norma of Orange Lingerie.

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Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra

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

Hi guys, here are the photos of the completed Peach Floral Charmeuse Marlborough Bra using one of the exclusive Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Bra Kits.

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

Since I’ve made this pattern a ton of times, I don’t have much to add to it in terms of construction or fit.

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

Don’t forget the Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop bra kits pre-sale will end this Friday January 27th. You can still grab some of them here.

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

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

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

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Rose Charmeuse Boylston Bra

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

As promised, Norma and I will be showing you photos of the bras that we’ve made from the Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop kits that are currently available for pre-sale. First up: a Boylston Bra using the Rose Charmeuse kit.

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

For this kit, you will be lining the cups and frame with the self rose print charmeuse fabric. If you choose to make either the Boylston Bra or Marlborough Bra with cut and sew foam, you can opt to not line the cups. (Please note that cut and sew foam is not included in the kits and need to be purchased separately.)

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

Don’t forget that this kit is available for pre-sale until Friday January 27th or until it sells out!

Bra Kit: Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Rose Charmeuse Kit
Bra Pattern: Boylston Bra

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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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