DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette

June 14, 2016

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Today’s post features a self-drafted triangle bralette made from a poly floral charmeuse fabric. There were a number of new techniques that I wanted to try out and I kept that in mind while drafting the pattern.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

For one, I had been wanting to make thin spaghetti bra straps. I don’t normally make my own bra straps since I have nice strapping elastics in my stash, but this floral fabric has a fantastic print and I wanted to use as much of it as possible.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Another new technique I had wanted to try was to create an elastic casing for the bra band. What I learned is that it is extremely difficult to make a narrow elastic band with clean finishing! I wanted an itty bitty 1/2″ band and it was impossible to encase the cups in the 1/2″ casing and then turn the bralette right side out. I actually tore the band fabric the first time I attempted to set the band.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

Without going into too much detail (because there’s a tutorial forthcoming), I managed to set the band on my second try.

DIY Floral Charmeuse Triangle Bralette Tailor Made Shop

This is the first iteration of what I think will be a staple triangle bralette style in my closet. I envision that this style will work quite well with silky/satiny fabrics with slight stretch to them.

I also made the elastic too short…will add about 1″ – 1.5″ of elastic to the band when I make the second iteration.

Pattern: Self Drafted
Fabrics & Notion: Tailor Made Shop


  • Jess

    June 14, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Well, my jaw dropped open again! This bra is spectacularly beautiful. And I cannot WAIT for your tutorial, because this is exactly the type of band I want to try with the triangle bra pattern from Merckwaerdigh. I’m so in love with all of your bralettes! Excellent work.

    1. tailormadeblog

      June 14, 2016 at 4:55 PM

      Aww! Thank you. The tutorial should be up within the next two weeks. Do you have an Instagram account or a Blog? I would love to see your work. 🙂

  • maddie

    June 14, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Love how this turned out and I cant wait for the tutorial. You’re inspiring me to get out my coverstitch machine and sew a triangle bra as well. Sigh… need.more.time.

  • Bex

    December 28, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Hi, I love this so much!! Is there a tutorial for it please? 🙂

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