Rose/Ivory & Nude/Ivory Lady Shorts

Cloth Habit Rosy Lady Shorts Free Underwear Pattern Tailor Made Shop

Happy 2017 guys! I can’t believe it’s already the new year! To start it off right, I made some new underwear for myself!

Today’s post features Cloth Habit’s Lady Shorts! It’s a free pattern by Amy of Cloth Habit and I have no idea why it took me so long to make this pattern. The fit is fabulous and the best part about this pattern is that it’s graded in numeric sizing! This means you can really fine tune the fit.

Cloth Habit Rosy Lady Shorts Free Underwear Pattern Tailor Made Shop

This is the first time I’ve used narrow elastic trim to finish the waistband and leg openings. Verdict? Love it! It’s soft to the skin and less fussy to sew than picot elastic or FOE.

Cloth Habit Rosy Lady Shorts Free Underwear Pattern Tailor Made Shop

This pattern is very beginner friendly, so I recommend it to anyone who wants to dabble in lingerie. The materials required are scant and Amy has a helpful recommended materials post here and construction post here.

Pattern: Ladyshorts by Cloth Habit (free pattern!)
Stretch Mesh: Tailor Made Shop (coming soon!)
Narrow Elastic Trim: Etsy

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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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Aqua Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Underwire Bra & Bella Panties

Aqua Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Underwire Bra

Hi guys, quick update today. This aqua set features the Madalynne 8229 Underwire Bra with vertical seams and Evie La Luve’s Bella Panties. Since I’ve made them before, there’s not much to say about them. I just wanted to share photos of them in case people are curious about how this lace looks made up.

Aqua Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Underwire Bra
Aqua Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Underwire Bra
Aqua Evie la Luve Bella Panties

Bra Pattern: Madalynne x Simplicity 8229
Pantie Pattern: Evie la Luve Bella Panties
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop
Pantie Lace: Tailor Made Shop

Tailor Made Shop Holiday Sale Promo

Tailor Made Shop is running a holiday promo! Take 10% off your purchase at www.tailormadeshop.com and www.etsy.com/shop/Tailormadeshoppe with promo code: HOLIDAY16. This promo runs through Saturday December 24th, 2016 11:59 PM EST. This promo excludes gift cards. Happy shopping!

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Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette & Bella Panties

Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C Tailor Made Shop Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

Hi guys, I’ve officially joined the Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Sewing Party!

Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C Tailor Made Shop Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

I was inspired by everyone else’s Merckwaerdigh BHS10 bras on Instagram, so I finally made one (and then some). The view that I am most interested in is View C. I used a bright yellow lace from my shop and lined it with ivory power net.

Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C Tailor Made Shop Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

A couple of things abut this pattern. It’s definitely not beginner friendly! I think the instructions are kind of sparse, so I would not attempt this pattern until you’ve made a few bras. The other thing is that there are no built-in seam allowances or elastic allowances–you have to add them yourself.

Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C Tailor Made Shop Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

I can’t comment on the fit until the recipient tries on the bra, but I love that it’s really different from any bralette pattern out there currently. I have plans to make more of this view because I like how it integrates the lace scallop edge on the straps and side cups.

Evie la Luve Bella Panties

Of course, I couldn’t resist making matching Bella Panties as well.

Bra Pattern: Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C
Panties Pattern: Evie la Luve Bella Panties
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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Red Edena Bralette

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

Hi guys, I have a quick update today. I inadvertently made a bralette for the holidays!

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

This is my third Edena Bralette. You can read about the first one here and the second one here. For this one, I used the same red lace that Maddie used for her Edena Bralette here. The lace was actually a gift from her–thanks Maddie!

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

No further changes were made to the pattern. The fit is pretty much perfect as is.

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

If you are into behind the scenes/work in progress shots, I actually made a video of me applying the band elastic to this bralette. You can view it here.

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

Also: I’m currently obsessed with pairing rose gold with red. How do you like the combination?

Pattern: Edena Bralette by Madalynne
Lace: Gift from Maddie
Trims & Notion: Tailor Made Shop

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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!

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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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