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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Tailor Made Shop – Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale

Tailor Made Shop Black Friday Cyber Monday Thanksgiving Sale

It’s that time of the year! The Tailor Made Shop Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale is on.

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 Monday November 28th, 2016 11:59 PM EST.

Happy shopping!

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Tailor Made Shop 2016 Feedback Survey

Tailor Made Shop 2016 Feedback Survey

2016 is quickly drawing to a close, and I am already in planning mode for 2017! 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 2017.

If you have five minutes, please take the time to take the Tailor Made Shop 2016 Feedback Survey. For your time, you will receive a 10% coupon code for completing the survey. The promo code can be redeemed from today until October 31st, 2016 11:59PM EST.

Click here to take the survey.

Thank you. <3

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Pre-Order Now! Madalynne x Simplicity Bra Patterns + Bra Kits!

preorder-simplicity x madalynne bra patterns

Have you heard? Maddie of www.madalynne.com has teamed up with Simplicity Patterns to release two bra patterns! One is an underwire bra with vertical cup seams and the other is a soft bra pattern with two styles: a halter bralette and a racer back bralette.

The patterns will officially be out around early August, but you can preorder both patterns with Tailor Made Shop now!

****PLEASE READ CAREFULLY REGARDING THE PRE-ORDER PROCESS****

Preorder the Madalynne x Simplicity Bralette Pattern 8828 and Underwire Bra Pattern 8829 from 8/1-8/7. Both patterns will be open to general sale on 8/8.

Preorders will ship between 8/8-8/15.

If you order this pattern with other items, the entire shipment will ship once the patterns are in house.

You can preorder the patterns on Tailor Made Shop or on my Etsy Shop.

Madalynne x Simplicity Racer Back Bralette Tailor Made Shop

I personally adore Madalynne x Simplicity Pattern 8828, which is the soft bra pattern. I whipped up both view A and view B this past week and I’ve also assembled bra kits for sale with this pattern! You can shop the bra kits here and here.

Madalynne x Simplicity Racer Back Bralette Tailor Made Shop

More Madalynne x Simplicity 8828 Bralette Kits will be released during the week, stay tuned!

Madalynne x Simplicity Halter Bralette Tailor Made Shop

What are your thoughts on the Madalynne x Simplicity Bra Patterns? Which style is your favorite? Share in the comments below!

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Swimwear Kits Available at Tailor Made Shop! PRE-SALE ONLY

Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit

Hi guys! In the spirit of summer, I’ve assembled a couple of swimwear kits for pre-sale. I’ve listed these kits one day early. They will be available for pre-sale from today through July 15th, 2016 only. They will be shipped between July 18th-20th.

Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit

I’ve selected four floral prints and one checkered print. Head to www.tailormadeshop.com or my Etsy shop to shop!

Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit
Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit
Tailor Made Shop Swimwear Sewing Kit

Swimwear is in my sewing queue…expect to see projects cropping up soon on the blog!

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Memorial Day Long Weekend Sale & Cream Triangle Bralette

Tailor Made Shop Discount Bra Making Memorial Day Sale

Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy the long weekend by taking 10% off your next purchase at Tailor Made Shop.

Use promo code “MEMORIAL16”. You can use the promo code at both Shopify and Etsy.

USA Customers can enjoy free standard shipping on orders over $100 at Shopify.

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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