Tailor Made Shop 2017 Feedback Survey

2017 is quickly drawing to a close, and I am already in planning mode for 2018! Thank you for another amazing year with Tailor Made Shop. I love reading all the positive feedback for my shop so far and I hope to improve even further in 2018.

If you have five minutes, please take the time to take the Tailor Made Shop 2017 Feedback Survey. Your valuable feedback will help me better tailor my shop and blog content to your needs. For your time, you will receive a 10% coupon code for completing the survey. The promo code can be redeemed from now through Tuesday October 31st, 2017 11:59PM EST.

Click here to take the survey.

Thank you. <3

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

Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Fenway Bra Kits Bra Making DIY Sewing

Happy Monday guys! I have an exciting collaboration announcement: Norma of Orange Lingerie and I have teamed up once again and put together bra kits for one of her recently released patterns: the Fenway Bra. Choose from kits featuring duoplex and swiss dot, metallic floral eyelash lace, and poppy lace! These Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Fenway Bra Kits include enough fabric and notions to cut the Fenway Bra in sizes 30A-40DD!

***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PREORDERING***

Pre-Sale Dates: June 12th – June 23rd

Shipping Dates: July 5th-July 7th (Note: Any other items ordered with the Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Fenway Bra Kits will ship between July 5th and July 7th as well).

Notes:

  • These bra kits are designed specifically for the Orange Lingerie Fenway Bra.
  • Underwires are not included. They can be purchased here.
  • The bra pattern is not included. You can purchase the Fenway Bra pattern here.
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May 26th 2017 Edition // Lingerie Sewing – Weekend Roundup

May 26th 2017 lingerie sewing weekendroundup

Welcome to the May 26th, 2017 edition of Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Round Up!

The Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup is a curation of a few projects/ongoing events in the lingerie making community. It’s a quick catch up for you to enjoy over the weekend with a cup of coffee or tea. 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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Pre-Sale! Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Esplanade Bra Kits

Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Esplanade Bra Kits Bra Making DIY Sewing

Happy Monday guys! I have an exciting collaboration announcement: Norma of Orange Lingerie and I have teamed up once again and put together bra kits for her new longline strapless bra pattern: the Esplanade Bra. Choose from two charmeuse floral prints and one floral scuba knit fabric! These Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Esplanade Bra Kits include enough fabric and notions to cut the Esplanade Bra in sizes 30A-40DD!

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***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PREORDERING***

Pre-Sale Dates: March 13th-March 24th

Shipping Dates: April 3rd-April 7th (Note: Any other items ordered with the Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Esplanade kits will ship between April 3rd and April 7th as well).

Notes:

  • These bra kits are designed specifically for the Orange Lingerie Esplanade Bra.
  • Underwires are not included. They can be purchased here.
  • The bra pattern is not included. You can purchase the Esplanade Bra pattern here.
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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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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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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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Holiday Gift Guide for Lingerie Sewists

Tailor Made Shop Holiday Gift Guide for Lingerie Sewists Bramakers Lingerie Makers

Happy December guys! I’ve assembled a Holiday Gift Guide for those of us who are looking for gifts for fellow lingerie sewists or aspiring lingerie makers. This is a curated list of five items that will function as practical gifts.

1. 505 Adhesive Spray – This is a must in every lingerie sewist’s arsenal. The spray adhesive will help you tackle any tricky fabric you may encounter while sewing delicate lingerie. You can even use it to help you attach a bra hook and eye.

2. OLFA 28mm Rotary Cutter – Rotary cutters come in a variety of sizes. 18mm, 28mm, 45mm, etc. The 28mm is the perfect size for cutting into a variety of fabrics and the size is handy for getting into those pattern curves.

3. Gingher Duck Bill Scissors – These scissors have a multitude of functions: you can use them to grade a seam, trim a neckline, or reduce bulky seams. For lingerie sewing, you can use it for appliquéing and reducing bulk. The duck bill shape allows you to trim very closely to a seam.

4. Gingher 8 Inch Scissors – Yes you can do all of your lingerie cutting using a rotary cutter, but I love to do my cutting with fabric scissors. Even though lingerie pattern pieces are small and the fabrics are finicky, you can get very neat cutwork by following these tips and tricks. This pair of scissors cuts fabric like butter and is a good size and weight for most people.

5. Tailor Made Shop E-Gift Card – Not sure what specifically to get a lingerie making friend? You can gift them the flexibility of choice by getting them a Tailor Made Shop E-Gift Card. Armed with the e-gift card, they can purchase anything from laces to bra kits to rings & sliders on www.tailormadeshop.com. The E-Gift Card comes in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $100, and do not expire. The perfect all year round gift!

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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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