10 Bra Making Blogs You Should Be Reading

The Complete Guide to Bra Making 10 Bra Making Blogs You Should Be REading

Welcome to the eighth post of “The Complete Guide to Bra Making” series. This post contains a list of 10 bra making blogs you should definitely check out if you are interested in getting started with bra making. These are all blogs that I consider to be invaluable resources.

This list is arranged in alphabetical order.

This post contains affiliate links.

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50 Panties Patterns to Get You Started Sewing Your Own Underwear

50 Panties Patterns to Get you Started Sewing Your Own Underwear DIY Underwear Sew Your Own Panties

Year of the Panties?

Hi guys, it seems to be the year of the panties for me. I think I’ve reached a saturation point with the amount of bras in my wardrobe, so I will be taking a break from sewing bras for myself until I wear some of them out. I will still continue to make bra patterns that pique my interest, but those will be given away to friends and family.

For now, I’m focusing on my panties wardrobe. I don’t need a lot of variety–I’m mostly looking to sew up bikinis and maybe some hi-waisted panties.

However, if you are looking for more variety in your underwear wardrobe, I’ve got you covered! Below is a round up of 50 panties patterns in a variety of cuts and styles. I’ve broken them down into categories so you can easily locate the cut you’re looking for.

Previously, I did a round up of 5 Free Underwear Sewing Patterns on Maker Style’s blog as a guest post. If you are an absolute beginner and you find this list overwhelming, I would check that list out first.

Notes: Patterns that are free are indicated. Patterns are in U.S. Sizing unless otherwise noted.

This post contains affiliate links. 

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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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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: 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: 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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