Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette & Bella Panties

Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C Tailor Made Shop Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

Hi guys, I’ve officially joined the Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Sewing Party!

Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C Tailor Made Shop Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

I was inspired by everyone else’s Merckwaerdigh BHS10 bras on Instagram, so I finally made one (and then some). The view that I am most interested in is View C. I used a bright yellow lace from my shop and lined it with ivory power net.

Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C Tailor Made Shop Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

A couple of things abut this pattern. It’s definitely not beginner friendly! I think the instructions are kind of sparse, so I would not attempt this pattern until you’ve made a few bras. The other thing is that there are no built-in seam allowances or elastic allowances–you have to add them yourself.

Yellow Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C Tailor Made Shop Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

I can’t comment on the fit until the recipient tries on the bra, but I love that it’s really different from any bralette pattern out there currently. I have plans to make more of this view because I like how it integrates the lace scallop edge on the straps and side cups.

Evie la Luve Bella Panties

Of course, I couldn’t resist making matching Bella Panties as well.

Bra Pattern: Merckwaerdigh BHS10 View C
Panties Pattern: Evie la Luve Bella Panties
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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Red Edena Bralette

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

Hi guys, I have a quick update today. I inadvertently made a bralette for the holidays!

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

This is my third Edena Bralette. You can read about the first one here and the second one here. For this one, I used the same red lace that Maddie used for her Edena Bralette here. The lace was actually a gift from her–thanks Maddie!

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

No further changes were made to the pattern. The fit is pretty much perfect as is.

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

If you are into behind the scenes/work in progress shots, I actually made a video of me applying the band elastic to this bralette. You can view it here.

Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Edena Bralette Bramaking with Madalynne

Also: I’m currently obsessed with pairing rose gold with red. How do you like the combination?

Pattern: Edena Bralette by Madalynne
Lace: Gift from Maddie
Trims & Notion: Tailor Made Shop

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Black/Lavender Edena Bralette & Cyber Monday Sale

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

I’m back today with my second iteration of the Edena Bralette. You can find the first iteration here.

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

For this version, I used a black non-stretch lace that I had in my stash and lined it with black bra tulle. I also used black satin elastic for the straps and the strappy detail. I opted to use a fun lavender picot elastic for contrast.

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

Some changes to the pattern: I increased the height of the neckline by 3/8″. I also increased the bottom band height by 3/8″ so the bralette now provides more coverage overall. I also added the extra strappy detail. Because it’s pretty much a known secret by now that I’m a sucker for strappy details.

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

I pretty much adore this bralette to death. I’ve made a third one and have a fourth one in the works right now.

Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie
Black Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop Bra Making DIY Handamde Lingerie

Pattern: Edena Bralette by Madalynne
Lace & Bra Tulle: Personal Stash
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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Pink Edena Bralette

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys, today’s post features a bralette using non-stretch lace. It’s a pink poppy lace with only mechanical give.

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

The pattern I used is the Edena Bralette by Madalynne. Her version involves a floating bridge and underwires. Although the concept is really, really cool, I personally don’t like wearing underwires so I omitted the bridge and channeling and underwires.

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

I lined the front of the bralete with sheer cup lining and left the back band unlined.

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

The style is very comfy to wear and looks amazing on. I have plans to make more iterations of this style, with a variety of non-stretch laces. I also think it will work well with stretch laces as long as I stabilize the laces with a non-stretch lining.

Pink Poppy Lace Edena Bralette Tailor Made Shop

What do you think? Are you a fan of the Edena Bralette?

Pattern: Edena Bralette by Madalynne
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop

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Black/Purple Strappy Balconette Bralette

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Happy Halloween guys!

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

I made this bralette about two weeks ago, so I did not make it for Halloween even though the color combination would suggest otherwise!

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

This is my tried and true self-drafted balconette bralette pattern. As of late, I’ve been trying different variations of this pattern. I’ve experimented with lace straps here and lace racer back detail here. This time, I added strappy details to it.

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

The result? I quite like it. I might make a couple more like this. What do you think? Are the strappy details too much?

DIY Black Purple Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Pattern: Self-Drafted
Materials: Tailor Made Shop

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Blush/Ivory Balconette Bralette

DIY Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Happy Tuesday guys! I have a quick update today with a slight variation of my self-drafted balconette bralette.

DIY Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Last time, I added lace racerback detail to the bralette. This time, I made lace straps.

DIY Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

I was also in Philadelphia this past weekend. I helped Maddie teach her October 22nd Underwire Bra Making Session. As usual, I took advantage of her studio’s great lighting to take some photos. It was actually rainy and overcast, but I really like the mood of these photos.

DIY Self-Drafted Balconette Bralette Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Pattern: Self-Drafted
Materials: Tailor Made Shop

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Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black Tailor Made Shop

Happy Friday! Today’s post is another Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Underwire Bra in Mauve/Black.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black Tailor Made Shop

I made a minor adjustment to the pattern: I shortened the height of the band and frame so it will fit a 2-row hook & eye.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black Tailor Made Shop

I’m a fan of clean finishing my work, so I enclosed all the seams. The side seams were exposed, so I covered them with small strips of black channeling.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Mauve/Black Tailor Made Shop

I’m loving the contrast between the black and mauve colors of this bra! What do you think? Share in the comments below.

Bra Pattern: Madalynne x Simplicity 8229
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop

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