DIY: Maya Bra in Floral Charmeuse

January 11, 2016

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

The Maya Bra is free pattern offered by Ana of AFI. It is an underwire style with a 3-piece cup and sweetheart neckline. I don’t wear underwire bras, but I really enjoy making them. I’ve been meaning to make a Maya Bra since its release, but only got around to doing it now. Better late than never, right? šŸ˜›

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

I cut a 32C. I can’t comment on sizing until the recipient tries on the bra, but for reference she wears a 32C in the Watson Bra and a 32C in the Marlborough Bra with 1/2″ added to the back band.

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

I used the (now sold-out) floral charmeuse bra kit from my shop to make the Maya Bra.

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

The bra foam is from Make Bra.

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

Due to the fabric’s beautiful and unique print, I thought it would be really neat if I made matching hook and eyes for this bra. The result looks pretty good, but I think the floral charmeuse is too flimsy and will probably tear in a couple of wears. I will try it again with a stronger fabric.

Maya Bra Floral Bra Tailor Made Shop Bramaking

If anyone is interested in how to make their own bra hook and eye, I can release a pattern and tutorial. Let me know. šŸ™‚


  • Earlyn Reinhardt

    January 11, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    What a lovely bra! I am in love with the stretch charmeuse fabric! I’m really intrigued about the custom-made hook & eye. If you can show us how it’s done, that would be great!

    1. tailormadeblog

      January 14, 2016 at 8:16 PM

      Thank you! I am working on a tutorial. Stay tuned!

  • Maddy

    January 12, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    That’s stunning! I’d also really love to see how the hook and eye are made šŸ™‚

    1. tailormadeblog

      January 14, 2016 at 8:15 PM

      Thank you! Working on the tutorial. Stay tuned. šŸ™‚

  • LMJ

    January 12, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Gorgeous. I’m in the midst of making a Maya bra at the moment. I’d love to know your process for the matching hook and eye set – I really like everything to match.

    1. tailormadeblog

      January 14, 2016 at 8:14 PM

      I’m working on a tutorial! Stay tuned!

  • Cvetak

    January 17, 2016 at 2:05 AM

    Beautiful, I also, would like to see how to made closure.

  • Liz

    February 12, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    Stunning bra! I’m still just a beginner but a bra with a nice floral pattern is definitely on my list. The pretty RTWs never fit or are way out of my price league.
    I’m looking forward to the tutorial, that’s going to be a very handy skill.

  • France

    February 20, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    I’m interested in a tutorial about making bra closure since it’s sometime difficult and very time consuming to find the right color.

  • Patti

    March 15, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Lovely bra. Would love to see your tutorial. Thanks

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  • Janelle

    October 16, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Would love to see the tutorial! I need to finish a bra with self-made hook and eye tape. Can’t find anything but this. Thanks!

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