DIY: Pink/Peach Dropped Bridge Underwire Bra

July 22, 2016

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.

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.


  • Ashley

    July 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    This is gorgeous!! I love the scalloped lace over the sheer cup fabric.

    1. tailormadeblog

      July 22, 2016 at 5:37 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Sofía

    July 25, 2016 at 3:38 AM

    So delicate!! I love the dropped bridge effect, it really makes the design of this bra stand out! The colour combination is, as always, pure perfection 😉

  • Emerald Erin

    August 1, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Oh this is SO gorgeous!! I love it! And I think your fold over looks great- but it does take some practice 🙂 Also- wider fold over is easier than narrow- I almost always work with the 3/8″ fold over 🙂

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