DIY Pale Blue Marlborough Bra & Bralettes

DIY Bralette Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

One of the things I love about bra making is that you need very little material to make a bra or a bralette. I only have 2 YDS of this pale blue galloon lace that’s 5″ wide and I managed to get 2 bralettes and 1 bra out of it. (Of course, it helps that I’m on the smaller side.)

DIY Bralette Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop
DIY Bralette Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop
DIY Bralette Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

These are all styles that I have made before: self-drafted balconette bralette, Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette, and Marlborough Bra.

Fabric: Personal Stash
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Today’s post features a self-drafted triangle bralette made from a poly floral charmeuse fabric. There were a number of new techniques that I wanted to try out and I kept that in mind while drafting the pattern.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

For one, I had been wanting to make thin spaghetti bra straps. I don’t normally make my own bra straps since I have nice strapping elastics in my stash, but this floral fabric has a fantastic print and I wanted to use as much of it as possible.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Another new technique I had wanted to try was to create an elastic casing for the bra band. What I learned is that it is extremely difficult to make a narrow elastic band with clean finishing! I wanted an itty bitty 1/2″ band and it was impossible to encase the cups in the 1/2″ casing and then turn the bralette right side out. I actually tore the band fabric the first time I attempted to set the band.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Without going into too much detail (because there’s a tutorial forthcoming), I managed to set the band on my second try.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

This is the first iteration of what I think will be a staple triangle bralette style in my closet. I envision that this style will work quite well with silky/satiny fabrics with slight stretch to them.

I also made the elastic too short…will add about 1″ – 1.5″ of elastic to the band when I make the second iteration.

Pattern: Self Drafted
Fabrics & Notion: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY Watermelon Stained Glass Lingerie Set

DIY Baclonette Bralette and Underwear Tailor Made Shop

This red/green/off-white lace is from a Merckwaerdigh Bra Kit that I bought a long time ago. I loved the lace so much that I actually bought two of the same kits so I could have more of this lace. I used some over a year ago to make this Watson Bra, and then I hoarded it away for a worthy project. I finally pulled it out from my stash this year to make this set.

DIY Baclonette Bralette and Underwear Tailor Made Shop

The bralette pattern is the same as the balconette bralette styles found here and here. The hi waisted underwear pattern is the same as this pair here. The only change I made to the underwear pattern is to make the gusset narrower.

Bra Pattern: Self Drafted
Underwear Pattern: Self Drafted

Lace: Merckwaerdigh
Strapping Elastic: Shindo
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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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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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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DIY Blue Floral Hi Waisted Panties w/ Strappy Detail

Blue Floral DIY Hi Waisted Pantie Underwear Tailor Made Shop

Remember how I mentioned that I am warming up to the idea of hi waisted underwear in this post? Well, I am a convert now! I drafted and sewed up a few pairs and they look amazing on!

Blue Floral DIY Hi Waisted Pantie Underwear Tailor Made Shop

This hi waisted style is self drafted. You also probably know by now that I am a fan of strappy details, so it’s no surprise that I worked some in on this design.

Blue Floral DIY Hi Waisted Pantie Underwear Tailor Made Shop

How about you? Do you like hi waisted underwear?

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