DIY Red/Gold Balconette Bralette

DIY Red Gold Balconette Bralette The Emerald Studio Tailor Made Shop

Happy Wednesday! I’m back with another balconette bralette. This time, it’s made from a gorgeous red/gold lace from The Emerald Studio.

DIY Red Gold Balconette Bralette The Emerald Studio Tailor Made Shop

When I received the lace, I knew I had to make it into a balconette bralette. I designed the style to work with non-stretch laces that have scallop edges and this lace fits the bill perfectly.

DIY Red Gold Balconette Bralette The Emerald Studio Tailor Made Shop

Also, I must confess that I’m pretty obsessed with this shape right now so you may see a few more of these balconette bralettes in the coming posts.

Pattern: Self-Drafted
Lace: The Emerald Studio
Bra Tulle: The Emerald Studio
Strap Elastic: Shindo
Elastics & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY Ivory Balconette Bralette

DIY Ivory Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

After making so many triangle bralettes, I wanted to try a new shape. Using my own measurements, I drafted this balconette bralette.

DIY Ivory Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Unlike the other bralettes that I’ve made, this one is made with a non-stretch lace. It only has mechanical give, which means the front part of the bralette is pretty stable and doesn’t really stretch.

DIY Ivory Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

The back part of the bralette is made from stretch mesh so it can stretch around the body when worn.

DIY Ivory Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

The straps are set further apart than usual, like that of a balconette bra.

What do you guys think about this style?

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

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DIY Teal/Peach Marlborough Bra w/ Removable Bib

Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop
Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys, I’m back with (yet another) Marlborough Bra project! This particular Marlborough Bra was inspired by Lonely’s Bib Bra.


Inspiration for this Marlborough Bra: Lonely’s Bib Bra.

The bib portion is removable and you can wear the bra without the bib. It’s attached to the bra via G-Hooks.

Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

This bra is made from a teal/peach bra kit that’s available in my shop.

Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

What are your thoughts? Do you like the addition of the removable bib? Share in the comments below!

Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Bra Pattern: Marlborough Bra
Bib Pattern: Self-Drafted
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop

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Memorial Day Long Weekend Sale & Cream Triangle Bralette

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The promo will end on Monday May 30th, 2016 11:59 PM EST.

DIY Bralette Bra Making Merckwaerdigh Tailor Made Shop

In the meanwhile, I will leave you with photos of this cream triangle bralette. After two rounds of pattern modifications, I finally got the cups of the Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette pattern to fit me perfectly! Cheers. 😉

DIY Bralette Bra Making Merckwaerdigh Tailor Made Shop

Bralette Pattern: Merckwaerdigh
Lace: Personal Stash
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: Mint Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette & Mix30 Panties

DIY Handmade Lingerie Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette Mix30 Tailor Made Shop

Quick Update: I made this set using Merckwaerdigh’s Triangle Bralette Pattern and Mix30 Pantie Pattern from my shop‘s (now sold-out) Mint Bra & Underwear Kit.

DIY Handmade Lingerie Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette Mix30 Tailor Made Shop

This is the third bralette I’ve made with the Y-Back. Once I get really into something, I tend to get stuck on doing it for a while. Does anyone else do this?

DIY Handmade Lingerie Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette Mix30 Tailor Made Shop

DIY Handmade Lingerie Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette Mix30 Tailor Made Shop

Bralette Pattern: Merkckweardigh Triangle Bralette
Underwear Pattern: Merckwaerdigh Mix30

Materials are from a bra & underwear kit from Tailor Made Shop.

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DIY: Black/Beige Marlborough Bra w/ Modified Cup Seam & External Channeling Application

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Tailor Made Blog

Last year, I modified the Marlborough Bra cup so that it has a horizontal cup seam with split lower cups. This time, I decided to adjust the style lines so that there is a lower cup and split upper cups.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Tailor Made Blog

If anyone is interested, this is how you do this particular cup seam modification.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Tailor Made Blog

First start with the lower cup and power bar pattern pieces. Remove the seam allowance and elastic allowance.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog

Line the Lower Cup pattern up with the Power Bar pattern, matching the notch. Then draw a curve extending from the pattern notch as shown in red.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog

These are your new Lower Cup and Power Bar pattern pieces. (BTW, I’m not sure that piece is a power bar anymore. Can anyone with bra making expertise weigh in on what that piece is technically called? Side upper cup?)

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog

Add the seam allowance and elastic allowance back and you are now ready to sew!

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog

For this modified Marlborough Bra, I also decided to apply the bra channeling on the outside. I’ve seen it done on RTW bras, and I wanted to give it a try. The process is straight forward. Sew the bra cups into the frame with the seam allowance on the right side. Then apply channeling as you normally would on the right side of the bra. I thought this was a pretty cool technique.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog
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Have you ever tried applying channeling on the right side of the bra? How did it go? Did you like the result?

Bra Pattern: Marlborough Bra
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Dot Mesh Fabric: Tailor Made Shop
Sheer Cup Lining: Tailor Made Shop
Power Mesh: Tailor Made Shop
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop
Elastics: Tailor Made Shop
Hook & Eye: Tailor Made Shop
Channeling: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: Navy/Burgundy Watson Bra with Y-Back

Navy Burgundy Watson Bra Y-Back Tailor Made Shop

Quick update: after going crazy with the Y-back strapping detail on my last few triangle bralette projects, I decided to try it apply it to the Watson Bra Pattern.

Navy Burgundy Watson Bra Y-Back Tailor Made Shop

The result? I love it!

Navy Burgundy Watson Bra Y-Back Tailor Made Shop

I’m also loving the Navy/Burgundy color combo lately. How do you feel about those colors together? Share in the comments below.

Bra Pattern: Watson Bra by Cloth Habit
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Strapping Elastic: Tailor Made Shop
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: Sage Green Bralette & Cream Hipster

DIY Sage Breen Bralette Handmade Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

So this is a second try of the Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette for myself. (You can ready about the first try here.) I reduced the volume at the apex by 1/4″ and graduated to 0″ on both ends. I added a bit of height and width to the triangle pieces so it provides more coverage. The verdict? Still a bit too voluminous in the over bust area. Hopefully the next one will fit perfectly after I make an adjustment to the pattern.

DIY Cream Hipster Underwear Tailor Made Shop

So, uh. No need to wax poetic about these Make Bra Hipster Panties. Just give it a try if you haven’t already?

Bralette Pattern: Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette
Underwear Pattern: MakeBra Hipster Pantie (free!)

Bralette Lace: Bra-Makers Supply
Strap Elastic: Shindo
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop

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