Lingerie Sewing: Weekend Roundup

Lingerie Sewing Weekend Round Up

From this week:

I made two pairs of Cloth Habit’s Lady Shorts here. I also made a Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra using one of the newly added charmeuse kits from my shop.

Yiling of @theyilingcrafts had a busy lingerie making week! She made a hot pink Jasmine Bra using a Tailor Made Shop kit. She also made two Marlborough Bras, two pairs of Montgomery Briefs, and one pair of Bella Panties. You can view them here. Last, but not least is this lovely longline floral print bralette she made. You can view the bralette here.

Novita of Very Purple Person made a super fun Merckwaerdigh BHS10 Bralette in View C using a neon pink lace with contrast black elastics. You can view the project here.

Corri of @corri_sheff sewed up a bunch of Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Bralettes in View B. Check them out here and here. She even made matching panties for the hot pink/gold set!

Isabella of @isabellamud also made a couple of Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 Bralettes in View B using lace from Tailor Made Shop. Check them out here and here. She even made matching panties using the Ohhh Lulu Sews Lace Panties pattern.

Isabelle of @besabelle made this gorgeous Watson Bra using our (sold-out) blossom orange ombre lace! View the project here.

Hannah of Evie la Luve just released The Lingerie Makers Project Book! The book has enough room for 15 lingerie sewing projects and other helpful lingerie sewing information. The first 10 people who buy it will receive inside a code for 15% off her shop.

Have a great weekend everybody!

(If you want to be part of the weekend roundup, shoot me an email at thetailormadeblog@gmail.com with links to your instagram, blog post, or just photos if you don’t have a blog and I’ll be sure to include your work!)

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Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra

Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Last year, when I held the Tailor Made Shop 2016 Feedback Survey, a lot of you put in a request for bra kits in fabrics other than lace. In fact, a large number of you left a comment stating that you would like to see more charmeuse kits.

Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Well your wishes have been heard! Charmeuse kits in six solid colors have been added to the shop! Like lace kits, the charmeuse kits will be a mainstay amongst underwire bra kits offered by Tailor Made Shop.

Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

To give you an idea of what a charmeuse kit looks made up, I whipped up this navy charmeuse Marlborough Bra. I love how elegant this bra looks and I have more plans for charmeuse bras in the coming months!

Navy Charmeuse Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop

Pattern: Marlborough Bra by Orange Lingerie
Bra Kit: Tailor Made 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 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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DIY Teal/Peach Marlborough Bra w/ Removable Bib

Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop
Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Hi guys, I’m back with (yet another) Marlborough Bra project! This particular Marlborough Bra was inspired by Lonely’s Bib Bra.


Inspiration for this Marlborough Bra: Lonely’s Bib Bra.

The bib portion is removable and you can wear the bra without the bib. It’s attached to the bra via G-Hooks.

Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

This bra is made from a teal/peach bra kit that’s available in my shop.

Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

What are your thoughts? Do you like the addition of the removable bib? Share in the comments below!

Teal Peach Marlborough Bra Bra Making Tailor Made Shop

Bra Pattern: Marlborough Bra
Bib Pattern: Self-Drafted
Bra Kit: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: Black/Beige Marlborough Bra w/ Modified Cup Seam & External Channeling Application

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Tailor Made Blog

Last year, I modified the Marlborough Bra cup so that it has a horizontal cup seam with split lower cups. This time, I decided to adjust the style lines so that there is a lower cup and split upper cups.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Tailor Made Blog

If anyone is interested, this is how you do this particular cup seam modification.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Tailor Made Blog

First start with the lower cup and power bar pattern pieces. Remove the seam allowance and elastic allowance.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog

Line the Lower Cup pattern up with the Power Bar pattern, matching the notch. Then draw a curve extending from the pattern notch as shown in red.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog

These are your new Lower Cup and Power Bar pattern pieces. (BTW, I’m not sure that piece is a power bar anymore. Can anyone with bra making expertise weigh in on what that piece is technically called? Side upper cup?)

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog

Add the seam allowance and elastic allowance back and you are now ready to sew!

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog

For this modified Marlborough Bra, I also decided to apply the bra channeling on the outside. I’ve seen it done on RTW bras, and I wanted to give it a try. The process is straight forward. Sew the bra cups into the frame with the seam allowance on the right side. Then apply channeling as you normally would on the right side of the bra. I thought this was a pretty cool technique.

Marlborough Bra Modified Cup Seams Alteration Tailor Made Blog
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Have you ever tried applying channeling on the right side of the bra? How did it go? Did you like the result?

Bra Pattern: Marlborough Bra
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Dot Mesh Fabric: Tailor Made Shop
Sheer Cup Lining: Tailor Made Shop
Power Mesh: Tailor Made Shop
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop
Elastics: Tailor Made Shop
Hook & Eye: Tailor Made Shop
Channeling: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: Mint Marlborough with Partial Band

Mint Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

A partial band bra has been on my to-do list since I watched the chapter on partial band conversion in Beverly Johnson’s Sewing Bras: Designer Techniques Class on Craftsy.

Mint Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

In terms of personal aesthetics, I love partial bands on underwire bras. It makes the bra look more delicate and pretty in my opinion.

Mint Marlborough Bra Tailor Made Shop Bra Making

The mint lace I used for this bra is available in the form of a bra kit in my shop. The photos don’t do the lace justice–it’s a really pretty mint. The cups and the cradle are lined with bra tulle and the band in stretch mesh. The pattern used is Orange Lingerie’s Marlborough Bra.

So what do you think? Do you personally prefer full band or partial band on underwire bras? Share in the comments below.

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DIY: Marlborough Bra in Black/Silver/Lilac

Marlborough Bra Orange Lingerie DIY Handmade Lingerie Bramaking

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? Share in the comments below.

Details
Bra Pattern: Marlborough Bra by Orange Lingerie
Fabric (Self): Black & Silver Lace from Tailor Made Shop
Fabric (Lining): Gray Mesh (gifted by a friend)
Elastics (Shoulder Straps): Shindo Elastic from Tailor Made Shop
Elastics (Armholes): Picot Edge Elastic from Daytonna Trimmings
Elastics (Bra Band): Merckwaerdigh
Hardware: Silver Rings & Sliders from Tailor Made Shop
Other Notions: Channeling from Pacific Trimming

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