What I Made: Evie la Luve Willow Bras in Wrap Around Style

Evie la Luve Willow Bra Wrap Around View

Happy November guys! I can’t believe how quickly October has flown by!

I want to take a moment to thank you everyone who took the time to complete the Tailor Made Shop 2017 Feedback Survey! The survey is now closed, but I will be reading all your feedback and taking notes for 2018 planning.

One of the things that many of you asked for are more bra kits for Indie Bra Patterns. Well I have good news! I put together bra kits for the Evie la Luve Willow Bra in the Wrap Around Style!

The Classic View can be made with my regular soft bra kits, but the wrap around view requires a bikini clasp and an unusual number of rings and sliders. To save you the trouble of hunting down the hardware, I put together kits for the Wrap Around View!

The two Willow Bras I have pictured here today are made from those exact kits.

Evie la Luve Willow Bra Wrap Around View

I have a pattern review of the Willow Bra in the works, but today I will just share a few notes about the construction and fit of the bra. I actually made the Willow Bra up in the Classic View first, but I didn’t get a chance to photograph them for the blog. A friend visited me in September and she ended up taking them with her because they fit her really well!

For reference, she wears a 32C and the Willow Bra in XXS fits her perfectly with no alternations needed. I made the Classic View in Scuba and in a medium-heavy weight confetti dot stretch mesh for her.

Evie la Luve Willow Bra Wrap Around View

For the wrap around views, I made the from scuba and lined them entirely in stretch mesh. All the seams are neatly enclosed.

Evie la Luve Willow Bra Wrap Around View

I only made two very small changes in terms of construction. One, I used a 3/8″ picot plush elastic for the bottom band. A 1/2″ picot elastic would have been too wide for size XXS.

Evie la Luve Willow Bra Wrap Around View

Two, I secured the back strap extension to the top and bottom edge of the bra back. The instruction has you attach the back strap extension just to the top edge of the bra back.

Other than that, this was a quick easy and satisfying sew!

Have you tried sewing Evie la Luve’s Willow Bra? Which view did you make? Share in the comments below!

Pattern: Willow Bra by Evie la Luve (Wrap Around View)
Materials:  Willow Bra Kits – Wrap Around View from my shop

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October 27th 2017 Edition // Lingerie Sewing – Weekend Roundup

October 27th 2017 Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up Latest news and makes and sewing projects from the lingerie sewing bra making community

Welcome to the October 27th, 2017 edition of Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Round Up!

The Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup is a curation of a few projects/ongoing events in the lingerie making community. It’s a quick catch up for you to enjoy over the weekend with a cup of coffee or tea. If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog[@]gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!

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Now Available! Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Berkeley Bra Kits


Photo and samples by Norma of Orange Lingerie

Available Now! Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Berkeley Bra Kits

Hi guys! I have an exciting collaboration announcement: Norma of Orange Lingerie and I have teamed up once again and put together bra kits for her new bra pattern: the Berkeley Bra!

Choose from several lace options! These Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop Berkeley Bra Kits include enough fabric and notions to cut the Berkeley Bra in sizes 30A-40DD.

Unlike previous collaborations, these kits are available to ship immediately! There is no pre-sale period.

Limited kits are available, so grab them before they’re gone!

Click here to shop.

Notes:

  • These bra kits are designed specifically for the Orange Lingerie Berkeley Bra.
  • Underwires are not included. They can be purchased separately here.
  • The bra pattern is not included. You can purchase the pattern separately here.
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October 20th 2017 Edition // Lingerie Sewing – Weekend Roundup

October 20th 2017 Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up Latest news and makes and sewing projects from the lingerie sewing bra making community

Welcome to the October 20th, 2017 edition of Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Round Up!

The Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup is a curation of a few projects/ongoing events in the lingerie making community. It’s a quick catch up for you to enjoy over the weekend with a cup of coffee or tea. If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog[@]gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!

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Adventures in Fabric Design Part Two: Relearning How to Draw & Watercolor Supplies

Tailor Made Shop Designing Your Own Fabrics

Hi guys! I recently decided to start designing my own fabric, and it’s been one big learning curve for me since I don’t have a background in surface pattern design or watercolors. Since I know that we all have to start from somewhere, I thought it would be interesting and perhaps helpful to share my journey with you.

To that end, I’ve started this series “Adventures in Fabric Design” to document my every step in this whole process. Hopefully it helps some of you who are looking get started in fabric design as well.

For Part Two, I will be covering my process for picking up drawing again and the watercolor supplies I use to create my watercolor artwork.

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October 13th 2017 Edition // Lingerie Sewing – Weekend Roundup

October 13th 2017 Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up Latest news and makes and sewing projects from the lingerie sewing bra making community

Welcome to the October 13th,, 2017 edition of Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Round Up!

The Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup is a curation of a few projects/ongoing events in the lingerie making community. It’s a quick catch up for you to enjoy over the weekend with a cup of coffee or tea. If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog[@]gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!

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Elma Essentials 2017 Collection Pre-Sale

Elma Essentials Fall Winter 2017 Collection Pre-Sale

Elma Essentials 2017 Collection – Presale

Happy Wednesday guys! I have an exciting announcement to make today! The Elma Essentials 2017 Collection is now available for pre-sale!

If you are new here, Elma Essentials is a collaborative effort between me and Elma of Elma Lingerie. The aim of Elma Essentials is to provide affordable bralettes with the same attention to detail and fit as Elma Lingerie’s handmade collection. Elma Essential bralettes are factory produced in small batches and made here in the USA.

You can learn more about the Elma Essential brand here and the first collection here.

Elma Essentials Fall Winter 2017 Collection Pre-Sale

For the 2017 Collection, Elma and I had you, the customers, vote for the lace and colors you want to see produced. The winning colors are Bordeaux, Blush, and Bellini!

The pre-sale dates and shipping dates are as follow.

Pre-Sale Dates: Oct 11th – October 27th
Shipping Date: Dec 11th

Preorders will receive a free gift of hair ties and a handwritten thank you note from Elma!

Elma Essentials Fall Winter 2017 Collection Pre-Sale

And here’s the best part. For the month of October, Elma will be donating 10% of proceeds on all padded bralettes to the  California Breast Cancer Research ProgramThis will include all the padded Elma Essentials bralettes on pre-sale currently!

As always, it’s a limited production run, so pre-order yours before they’re gone!

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October 6th 2017 Edition // Lingerie Sewing – Weekend Roundup

October 6th 2017 Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up Latest news and makes and sewing projects from the lingerie sewing bra making community

Welcome to the October 6th,, 2017 edition of Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Round Up!

The Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup is a curation of a few projects/ongoing events in the lingerie making community. It’s a quick catch up for you to enjoy over the weekend with a cup of coffee or tea. If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog[@]gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!

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Tailor Made Shop 2017 Feedback Survey

2017 is quickly drawing to a close, and I am already in planning mode for 2018! 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 2018.

If you have five minutes, please take the time to take the Tailor Made Shop 2017 Feedback Survey. Your valuable feedback will help me better tailor my shop and blog content to your needs. For your time, you will receive a 10% coupon code for completing the survey. The promo code can be redeemed from now through Tuesday October 31st, 2017 11:59PM EST.

Click here to take the survey.

Thank you. <3

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September 29th 2017 Edition // Lingerie Sewing – Weekend Roundup

September 29th 2017 Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up Latest news and makes and sewing projects from the lingerie sewing bra making community

Welcome to the September 29th, 2017 edition of Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Round Up!

The Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup is a curation of a few projects/ongoing events in the lingerie making community. It’s a quick catch up for you to enjoy over the weekend with a cup of coffee or tea. If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog[@]gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!

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