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

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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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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Tailor Made Shop on Shopify & Free Shipping Over $50 (Limited Time)

Tailor Made Shop Shopify

Hi guys, this is a quick housekeeping post on Tailor Made Shop.

Firstly, I have officially moved www.tailormadeshop.com over to Shopify! I will still continue to list products on Etsy and customers can purchase from either site.

For a limited time, USA customers on Shopify can enjoy Free Standard Shipping on orders over $50.00.

There will be new products in the coming weeks that will be exclusive to the Shopify store. More to come on this. 😉

Tailor Made Shop Facebook Bra Making

Secondly, Tailor Made Shop now has a Facebook page! Please like us on Facebook to get the latest on updates, promotions, and more!

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Types of Underwear Infographic

Underwear Infographic Tailor Made

Just for fun, I whipped up this infographic on Adobe Illustrator on a Thursday night, whilst drinking Angry Orchard Cider.

Personally, I only wear bikinis and boybriefs (I pretty much do all my underwear shopping at Aerie).

Hi-Waisted underwear has been making a comeback, and I’m warming up to the idea of them. I mean, look at all these pretty hi waisted options out there. I might have to start adding some to my underwear collection. 😉

What about you? What is your preferred underwear cut?

 

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Where to Buy Bra Making Supplies in New York City

Where to Buy Bra Making Supplies in New York Garment District The Complete Guide to Bra Making

Welcome to the fourth post to “The Complete Guide to Bra Making” series. This post will cover where to buy Bra Making supplies in New York City. All of these stores are located in New York City’s Garment District, within short walking distance of each other.

botani-galloon-laceGalloon lace at Botani Trimmings.

Botani Trimmings
263 W 36th St,
New York, NY 10018
Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Rings & Sliders, Elastic, Embroidered Lace Tulle

B&Q Trim Store
102 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Bra Cups, Stretch Lace, Non-Stretch Lace

daytona-trimmingElastic Wall at Daytona Trimming.

Daytona Trimmings Co
251 W 39th St,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Non-Stretch Trimming & Galloon Lace, Hooks & Eyes, Pre-Made Bra Straps, Bra Cups, Bows

East Coast Trimming
142 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Elastic, Bows

Hai’s Trim
242 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Some Elastics, Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Bows

Jonathan’s Embroidery Plus
256 W 38th St,
1st FL,
New York, NY 10018
Galloon Lae (Stretch & Non-Stretch)

joyce-trimmingGalloon Lace at Joyce Trimming

Joyce Trimming Inc
109 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
ELastic, Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Emboridered Lace Tulle, Narrow Lace Trim (Stretch & Non-Stretch)

Lauren Trimming, Inc
247 W 37th St,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Hook & Eyes (continous on a roll), Gallon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Bows, Embroidered Tulle Lace, Boning

Mokuba
137 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Narrow Lace Trim (Stretch & Non-Stretch)

M&J Trimming
1008 6th Ave,
New York, NY 10018
Elastic, Rings & Sliders, Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Embroidered Lace Tulle

Mood Fabrics
225 W 37th St,
New York, NY 10018
Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Power Mesh, Stretch Mesh, Stretch Lace, Non-Stretch Lace

Pacific Trimming
218 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Bra Cups, Rings & Sliders, Hooks & Eyes, Pre-Made Bra Straps, Underwires, Channeling, Boning
Note: Pacific Trimming is a one-shop stop for all your Bra Making notions and hardware.

Panda International Trading
247 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Rings & Sliders Hooks & Eyes (continuous on a roll), Bra Cups, Underwires, Channeling

shindo-novelty-elastic Novelty Elastic at Shindo USA Inc.

Shindo USA Inc
162 W 36th St,
New York, NY 10018
High Quality Satin and Grosgrain Elastic, Some Picot Elastic, High quality selection of Stretch & Non-Stretch Trimming Lace in narrow widths, Bows

Shine Trim
210 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Narrow Lace Trim (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Embroidered Lace Tulle

SIL Thread
257 W 38th St #1,
New York, NY 10018
Small selection of Elastic, Bra Cups, Hooks & Eyes (continuous on a roll), Underwires, Rings & Sliders, Boning

Spandex House
263 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Micro Mesh, Stretch Mesh, Power Mesh, Bra Tulle, Spacer Foam, Stretch Lace, Non-Stretch Lace, Milliskin Fabric, tons of Stretch Fabric options, 15 Denier Tricot
Note: You can order online from Spandex House, but selection is more limited compared to the brick & mortar option.

Spandex Lab
247 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018
Stretch Lace, Stretch Mesh, Power Mesh, Milliskin, tons of Stretch Fabric options

Spandex World
253 West 35th St,
New York, NY 10018
Micro Mesh, Stretch Mesh, Power Mesh, Milliskin Fabric, tons of Stretch Fabric options, Galloon Stretch Lace
Note: You can order online from Spandex World, but selection is more limited compared to the brick & mortar option.

Steinlauf & Stoller
239 W 39th St,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Rings & Sliders, Hook & Eyes (continuous on a roll), Channeling, Bra Cups, Underwires, Boning

Trim Art
252 W 38th St #2,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch), Narrow Lace Trim (Stretch & Non-Stretch)

Vardhman Inc
269 W 39th St,
New York, NY 10018
Elastics, Bra Cups, Galloon Lace (Stretch & Non-Stretch)

Final Notes: If there are any stores missing from the above list, feel free to share in the comments below and I will be sure to add them! 🙂

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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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