• DIY: Sierra Bra in Off-White/Burgundy

    September 9, 2015

    So Maddie kindly sent me a copy of her awesome bra pattern Sierra–thanks Maddie!–and I got the chance to make it up last night. It’s a really quick project and I have no doubt it will look good in a lot of fabric and laces! Expect lots of Sierras in the near future. 🙂 Details…

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  • DIY: Helmut Lang Inspired Asymmetrical Bralette

    August 7, 2015

    This self-drafted bralette is based on a perennial Helmut Lang offering. The asymmetrical cut and strappy detail are right up my alley and I can see myself making it in a range of colors and prints. This version is actually my third make and the most wearable one. There are still a few small tweaks…

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  • DIY: Strappy Bralette in Off-White/Forest Green

    July 30, 2015

    As I make more and more bras for myself, I’m starting to see that I prefer bralettes to underwire bras. I used to think that my ideal bra is a no-fuss black T-shirt bra with a partial band design. I’ve since come to realize that I don’t fit a standard underwire size and I don’t…

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  • Tips & Tricks: Enclosing the Seams of the Watson Bra

    July 27, 2015

    A couple of weeks ago, a reader left a comment expressing interest in a tutorial on how to enclose all the seams on a Watson Bra. This method relies on using lining fabric to enclose and trap the raw seams on the inside.

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  • DIY: Strappy Bralette in Pink/Peach/Lilac

    July 18, 2015

    So recently, I came across this free strappy bralette tutorial and it immediately went on my priority sewing list because I love, love, love strappy bralettes that have a edgy or cool look. I actually made this last Sunday and wore it twice this past week. I’m happy to report that it fits really well and…

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  • Tips & Tricks: Bra Pattern Cutting

    July 14, 2015

    Today I want to share my preferred method of cutting out bra patterns (or any other patterns). I started using this method of cutting after observing how our in-house pattern-makers, cutters, and sample-makers cut their patterns. For this method you will need: Fabric Scissors Dotted Pattern Paper Silk Pins Pattern Weights (optional) You can use…

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  • DIY: Sorbet Watson II

    July 11, 2015

    I know I said I probably wouldn’t make any more Watson Bras for a while, but then another of my awesome co-workers announced that she’s leaving. AUGGGGHHH. :(((( Best of luck at your new job and stay in touch, KK. :< Details Bra Pattern: Watson Bra by Cloth Habit Fabric (Self): Pale Blue and Apricot…

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  • DIY: Sorbet Watson

    June 24, 2015

    This is another quickie sewing project for gifting purposes: a sorbet Watson. This will probably be my last Watson Bra for a while…time to focus on some selfish sewing for myself. I have a few back to basics sewing projects lined up that I can’t wait to work on! What’s on your sewing table? Details…

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  • DIY: Watson Bra in Cream and Aqua

    June 19, 2015

    The Watson Bra is the ideal quickie project when you’re looking to whip up a bra with minimal fuss. Here’s one in cream with aqua details that I made quickly for a co-worker who is leaving. Best of luck, C! Details Bra Pattern: Watson Bra by Cloth Habit Fabric (Self): White Lace w/ Silver Threads from…

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  • DIY: Marlborough Bra in Black/Silver/Lilac

    June 6, 2015

    Here’s a quick weekend update with my latest bra project: a Marlborough Bra in Black and Silver Lace with Lilac accents. For this particular Marlborough, I adjusted the style lines of the cup. I eliminated the power bar and created a horizontal cup seam with split lower cups. What do you think of this adjustment?…

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