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.
I’m back today with my second iteration of the Edena Bralette. You can find the first iteration here.
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.
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.
I pretty much adore this bralette to death. I’ve made a third one and have a fourth one in the works right now.
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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.
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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!
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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.
More Madalynne x Simplicity 8828 Bralette Kits will be released during the week, stay tuned!
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.
Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy the long weekend by taking 10% off your next purchase at Tailor Made Shop.
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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. 😉