DIY: Sage Green Bralette & Cream Hipster

DIY Sage Breen Bralette Handmade Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

So this is a second try of the Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette for myself. (You can ready about the first try here.) I reduced the volume at the apex by 1/4″ and graduated to 0″ on both ends. I added a bit of height and width to the triangle pieces so it provides more coverage. The verdict? Still a bit too voluminous in the over bust area. Hopefully the next one will fit perfectly after I make an adjustment to the pattern.

DIY Cream Hipster Underwear Tailor Made Shop

So, uh. No need to wax poetic about these Make Bra Hipster Panties. Just give it a try if you haven’t already?

Bralette Pattern: Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette
Underwear Pattern: MakeBra Hipster Pantie (free!)

Bralette Lace: Bra-Makers Supply
Strap Elastic: Shindo
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: Black/Peach Bralette & Hipster Set

DIY Black Nude Bralette & Hipster Set Tailor Made Shop

I’m back with another bralette and hipster set! This set uses the same patterns as the previous post’s: Merckwaerdigh’s Triangle Bralette Pattern and Makebra’s Hipster Pantie Pattern. I cut a size Small in both patterns–this set is for a friend. 🙂

DIY Black Nude Bralette & Hipster Set Tailor Made Shop

For this bralette, I opted for an all-lace band with no bra closures–it’s meant to be a pullover style.

DIY Black Nude Bralette & Hipster Set Tailor Made Shop

For the hipster pantie, I added a center back seam so I could use the lace scallop edge as the back leg openings. This is a great way to use the lace scallop edge in your underwear projects!

Bralette Pattern: Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette
Underwear Pattern: MakeBra Hipster Pantie (free!)

Bralette & Underwear Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Strap Elastic: Leftover from Merckwaerdigh Bra Kit
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: White Triangle Bralette & Hipster Set

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

Did you know that Merckwaerdigh now offers PDF Lingerie Patterns in her Etsy Shop? I recently brought and downloaded the Triangle Bralette Bikini Pattern found here. I made the XS and used elastics for the bra band and straps instead of using the pattern pieces that came with the pattern.

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

For sizing reference, I’m about a 30AA/30AAA. I can still pinch out extra volume at the princess seams, so I think the XS will be a good fit for ladies who are about a 30A-32A. I also don’t think that the XS cups offer enough coverage (it’s pretty skimpy)…I will probably add more height and width to the pattern pieces for the next iteration.

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

Front bra closures! How do we feel about them? Personally, I think this will probably be the first and last time I will install a front bra closure for my personal projects. It looks okay flat, but I don’t like how it looks on the body. What are your thoughts?

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

The matching hipster pantie is a free underwear pattern by Make Bra. For such a dainty bralette, I was tempted to make a matching bottom in a dainty silhouette (think a thong or a tanga). I don’t really like to wear thongs or tangas and much prefer the coverage that hipsters, bikinis, or boy shorts provide, so I decided to try the hipster pantie.

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

And I have to say, this hipster pattern is the real MVP! The fit is spot on and the cut is flattering. The only changes I made was to grade it down to a XS (pattern is sized S-L), maintain the Size Small front and back rise and then I was off to the races. I have made a total of five hipster panties as of this posting (!).

Bralette Pattern: Triangle Bralette Bikini by Merckwaerdigh
Hipster Pattern: Hipster Pattern by MakeBra (Free!)

Bralette Lace: Ebay
Bra Band & Strap Elastic: Shindo
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop
G-Hook Front Closure: Tailor Made Shop

Hipster Lace: Ebay
Mesh: Tailor Made Shop
Picot Elastic: Daytonna Trimming

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“Sewing Notions” Pouch & Instagram Giveaway

Sewing Notions Pouch Tailor Made Shop DIY

Happy Monday! I am really excited to announce that I’ve added these sewing themed zip pouches to my shop. They measure 9.25″ x 5.5″ and will comfortably carry your sewing supplies (including 8-in Gingher scissors with its guard). They can also be used to carry make-up, pens & pencils, or travel essentials. Click here to shop.

Sewing Notions Pouch Tailor Made Shop DIY

They come in two colors: black and natural with 5 zipper color options each. They are the perfect addition to your sewing arsenal and an excellent gift for anyone who sews.

Sewing Notions Pouch Tailor Made Shop DIY

Honestly, who can’t use more sewing paraphernalia? 🙂

Sewing Notions Pouch Tailor Made Shop DIY Giveaway

I am giving away a “Sewing Notions” Pouch on Instagram! Head to Instagram to enter this giveaway. The giveaway will end next Monday April 4th, 11:59 EST. Good luck!

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DIY: Mint Marlborough with Partial Band

Mint Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

A partial band bra has been on my to-do list since I watched the chapter on partial band conversion in Beverly Johnson’s Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques Class on Craftsy.

Mint Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

In terms of personal aesthetics, I love partial bands on underwire bras. It makes the bra look more delicate and pretty in my opinion.

Mint Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

The mint lace I used for this bra is available in the form of a bra kit in my shop. The photos don’t do the lace justice–it’s a really pretty mint. The cups and the cradle are lined with bra tulle and the band in stretch mesh. The pattern used is Orange Lingerie’s Marlborough Bra.

So what do you think? Do you personally prefer full band or partial band on underwire bras? Share in the comments below.

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DIY: Maya Bra in Floral Charmeuse

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

The Maya Bra is free pattern offered by Ana of AFI. It is an underwire style with a 3-piece cup and sweetheart neckline. I don’t wear underwire bras, but I really enjoy making them. I’ve been meaning to make a Maya Bra since its release, but only got around to doing it now. Better late than never, right? 😛

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

I cut a 32C. I can’t comment on sizing until the recipient tries on the bra, but for reference she wears a 32C in the Watson Bra and a 32C in the Marlborough Bra with 1/2″ added to the back band.

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

I used the (now sold-out) floral charmeuse bra kit from my shop to make the Maya Bra.

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

The bra foam is from Make Bra.

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

Due to the fabric’s beautiful and unique print, I thought it would be really neat if I made matching hook and eyes for this bra. The result looks pretty good, but I think the floral charmeuse is too flimsy and will probably tear in a couple of wears. I will try it again with a stronger fabric.

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

If anyone is interested in how to make their own bra hook and eye, I can release a pattern and tutorial. Let me know. 🙂

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DIY: Yellow Watson and Nude Lace Pantie with Velvet Combo

Here’s another quite update of my latest makes: a Yellow Watson Bra and a pair of nude lace pantie with contrast velvet waistband.

yellow-offwhite-watson bra

The Watson Bra is made from one of my shop’s bra kits, and it was a quick Christmas gift for a friend.

nude-black-velvet DIY Underwear Pantie

The nude lace pantie is my latest underwear project. After seeing so many pretty all-lace underwear in retail, I finally went ahead and made a pair of my own. Expect to see many, many more.

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DIY: Plum Watson and Foray Into Underwear-making

Watson Bra Tailor Made Shop

Quick sewing dump update: I made a plum Watson Bra and some undies!

Tailor Made Pattern Low Rise Bikini DIY Underwear Panties

Recently I decided to try my hand at making underwear. These two pairs are my fourth and fifth ones. I have to say, making panties is pretty addicting because it’s instantly gratifying. Pattern for these undies are self-drafted. I will be sharing the pattern in a coming post!

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