Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Bralette w/ Adjustable Straps & Evie La Luve Bella Panties

Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 View B Bralette in Lilac Yellow Evie la Luve Bella Panties Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys, today I have a yellow/lilac bralette and underwear set.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 View B Bralette in Lilac Yellow Evie la Luve Bella Panties Tailor Made Shop

The bralette pattern is Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 and instead of making View B with the racerback, I opted for adjustable straps. The underwear pattern is Evie la Luve’s Bella Panties.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 View B Bralette in Lilac Yellow Evie la Luve Bella Panties Tailor Made Shop

I’ve made a couple of the Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Bralette Pattern in both Views A and B as gifts and the general feedback is that the straps run on the shorter side. To solve this problem, I made View B with adjustable straps. Have you made the Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Pattern? Were the straps short for you?

Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 View B Bralette in Lilac Yellow Evie la Luve Bella Panties Tailor Made Shop

Bralette Pattern: Madalynne x Simplicity 8228
Underwear Pattern: Evie la Luve Bella Panties
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Power Net: Tailor Made Shop
Strapping Elastic: Tailor Made Shop

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Pattern Review: Evie la Lùve Bella Knickers

Evie la Luve Bella Panties Knickers Lingerie Sewing Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys, today I have a pattern review. I’ve been admiring Evie la Lùve’s patterns for a while: they’re modern and chic and designed by someone who has a great eye for fashion. I love how she sews up colorful and fun samples of her patterns and showcases them. You can find her work here.

I purchased the Bella Knickers PDF sewing pattern and made a few pairs last week.

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Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 in Red/Peach

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Underwire Bra

Hi guys, today’s post is on the Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Underwire Bra. It actually took me a while to get to this particular project because I’m more of a soft bra person. After making handful of the Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Bralettes, I decided it was time to finally give this pattern a whirl.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Underwire Bra

My favorite thing about this pattern? Vertical cup seams! I think this is currently one of the few vertical cup seam underwire bras out there. I actually really like the look of vertical cup seams and this pattern is really great for laces with scallop edges.

Madalynne x Simplicity 8229 Tailor Made Shop Bra Making Underwire Bra

I’ve also received a number of queries on whether or not I will be offering bra kits for Pattern 8229. My regular underwire bra kits will actually work with this pattern! Look for kits with wider laces (8″+) and ask for a 3×3 hook & eye during checkout. For smaller sizes, you can also use kits with 6.5″ – 7″ laces.

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

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Off-White/Black Balconette Bralette w/ Lace Racerback Detail

offwhite-balconette bralette tailor made shop bramaking

Hi guys, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve sewn something! I have a backlog of cutwork to go through still, but I’m taking a moment today to share photos of my recently finished off-white/black balconette bralette with lace racerback detail.

offwhite-balconette bralette tailor made shop bramaking

I’ve made a couple of this self-drafted balconette bralette and I find myself reaching for this style the most on a daily basis. I figured it couldn’t hurt to make more of them. It’s not hoarding (I think). It’s called stocking up on staples. ;D

offwhite-balconette bralette tailor made shop bramaking

To change things up a bit, I opted to add the lace racerback detail a la Ohhh LuLu’s Jasmine Bra found here. I used her instructions to create and construct the racerback detail. I think this detail is really cool, but unfortunately it just does not look that great on me. My frame and shoulders are quite broad for my bust measurement and the racerback detail only emphasizes that. I’d definitely use this detail again when I sew for others, but I don’t think I’ll be using it again for myself.

offwhite-balconette bralette tailor made shop bramaking

Also! I was in Maddie‘s studio this past weekend to help her teach her bra making workshop, so I took advantage of her studio’s amazing lighting to take photos of this bralette on the dress form and on the hanger. Here are a couple more artistic (ha!) shots of the bralette against a warehouse setting.

offwhite-balconette bralette tailor made shop bramaking

offwhite-balconette bralette tailor made shop bramaking

offwhite-balconette bralette tailor made shop bramaking

Pattern: Self-Drafted
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Power Net: Tailor Made Shop
Strap Elastic: Shindo
Elastics & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: Pink/Peach Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra

DIY Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys, I’m back today with a dropped bridge underwire bra. As previously mentioned, I personally do not wear underwire bras but I find them technically challenging and I always learn new bra making techniques sewing them so I like making them for my friends and family.

DIY Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra Tailor Made Shop

I am all about itty bitty thin straps and narrow bands, but that’s not always possible when you make bras for larger cup sizes. This particular bra is a 32DD. I started with the Marlborough Bra Pattern and kind of pattern hacked it to the point of beyond recognition.

Here are some techniques I got to try with this bra:

  • Sewing and drafting a dropped bridge
  • Adding a back strap extension
  • Giving foldover elastic another try

DIY Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra Tailor Made Shop

So my ability to sew foldover elastic is hilariously bad, but I’ve always admired Erin‘s application of FOE on her bra projects (see gorgeous exhibits here, here, and here) and was inspired to give FOE another try. The FOE application is somewhat atrocious for this bra, but I can feel myself improving even after this one project so you may see more FOE in future bra projects!

DIY Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra Tailor Made Shop

I also tried a new technique to reinforce the bra hook and eye to the bra. I normally sew the bra hook and eye on with a straight stitch. This time, I also reinforced it by using the zig zag stitch and setting the stitch length to 0 and width to 2.5 to create this bar tack effect. It looks clean and professionally finished, so I think I might do this with all my bra hook and eyes form now on.

Materials:
Sheer Cup Lining
Beige Power Net
Pale Pink/Apricot Lace
5/8″ Light Peach Strapping Elastic
Beige 3-Row Hook and Eye
Rose Gold Rings & Sliders

All materials used for this project came from my shop.

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DIY Orange/Off-White Marlborough Bra w/ Removable Lace Bib

Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

I have another Marlborough Bra today! (Are you guys getting tired of seeing Marlborough Bras on my blog? Because I am.)

Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Today’s Marlborough Bra features a fun off-white/orange color combination. I was inspired by this Marlborough Bra by Kathy Sews. Isn’t hers pretty? 🙂

Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop
Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop
Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Bra Pattern: Marlborough Bra
Bib Pattern: Self-Drafted
Materials: Orange/Off-White Bra Kit from Tailor Made Shop

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DIY Teal/Black Triangle Bralette

DIY Alexander Wang Inspired Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Everyone has a favorite bra style and this triangle bralette is mine: it has sharp angles, clean lines, thin straps and a tiny band.

DIY Alexander Wang Inspired Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

This is a self-drafted pattern. The first iteration can be found here.

For this version, I used a teal satin back crepe, which has the tiniest mechanical give. I also used a black chantilly lace to accent the teal color. I’ve been obsessed with the black/teal combo since I made the Peridot Bralette and Bryony Knickers set found here.

DIY Alexander Wang Inspired Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Due to the thickness of the fabric, I opted for a 3/4″ wide band instead of 1/2″. A tutorial on how to create a narrow elastic casing for the bra band is coming soon. Stay tuned!

Pattern: Self Drafted
Fabric: Personal Stash
Trims & Notions: Tailor Made Shop

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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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