DIY: Black/Peach Bralette & Hipster Set

DIY Black Nude Bralette & Hipster Set Tailor Made Shop

I’m back with another bralette and hipster set! This set uses the same patterns as the previous post’s: Merckwaerdigh’s Triangle Bralette Pattern and Makebra’s Hipster Pantie Pattern. I cut a size Small in both patterns–this set is for a friend. 🙂

DIY Black Nude Bralette & Hipster Set Tailor Made Shop

For this bralette, I opted for an all-lace band with no bra closures–it’s meant to be a pullover style.

DIY Black Nude Bralette & Hipster Set Tailor Made Shop

For the hipster pantie, I added a center back seam so I could use the lace scallop edge as the back leg openings. This is a great way to use the lace scallop edge in your underwear projects!

Bralette Pattern: Merckwaerdigh Triangle Bralette
Underwear Pattern: MakeBra Hipster Pantie (free!)

Bralette & Underwear Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Strap Elastic: Leftover from Merckwaerdigh Bra Kit
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop

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DIY: White Triangle Bralette & Hipster Set

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

Did you know that Merckwaerdigh now offers PDF Lingerie Patterns in her Etsy Shop? I recently brought and downloaded the Triangle Bralette Bikini Pattern found here. I made the XS and used elastics for the bra band and straps instead of using the pattern pieces that came with the pattern.

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

For sizing reference, I’m about a 30AA/30AAA. I can still pinch out extra volume at the princess seams, so I think the XS will be a good fit for ladies who are about a 30A-32A. I also don’t think that the XS cups offer enough coverage (it’s pretty skimpy)…I will probably add more height and width to the pattern pieces for the next iteration.

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

Front bra closures! How do we feel about them? Personally, I think this will probably be the first and last time I will install a front bra closure for my personal projects. It looks okay flat, but I don’t like how it looks on the body. What are your thoughts?

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

The matching hipster pantie is a free underwear pattern by Make Bra. For such a dainty bralette, I was tempted to make a matching bottom in a dainty silhouette (think a thong or a tanga). I don’t really like to wear thongs or tangas and much prefer the coverage that hipsters, bikinis, or boy shorts provide, so I decided to try the hipster pantie.

DIY White Strappy Bralette Lingerie Tailor Made Shop

And I have to say, this hipster pattern is the real MVP! The fit is spot on and the cut is flattering. The only changes I made was to grade it down to a XS (pattern is sized S-L), maintain the Size Small front and back rise and then I was off to the races. I have made a total of five hipster panties as of this posting (!).

Bralette Pattern: Triangle Bralette Bikini by Merckwaerdigh
Hipster Pattern: Hipster Pattern by MakeBra (Free!)

Bralette Lace: Ebay
Bra Band & Strap Elastic: Shindo
Rings & Sliders: Tailor Made Shop
G-Hook Front Closure: Tailor Made Shop

Hipster Lace: Ebay
Mesh: Tailor Made Shop
Picot Elastic: Daytonna Trimming

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DIY: Sierra Bra in Off-White/Burgundy

Sierra Bra Bramaking
Sierra Bra Bramaking
Sierra Bra Bramaking

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
Pattern: Sierra by Madalynne
Lace: Tailor Made Shop
Mesh Lining: Spandex House
Undearm & Band Elastic: Daytonna Trimmings

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DIY: Watson Bra in Cream and Aqua

Watson Bra in Cream and Aqua
Watson Bra in Cream and Aqua
Watson Bra in Cream and Aqua

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 Tailor Made Shop
Fabric (Lining): Power Mesh from Stylish Fabrics
Elastics (Shoulder Straps): Shindo Elastic from Tailor Made Shop
Elastics (Armholes): Picot Edge Elastic from Daytonna Trimmings
Hardware: Silver Rings & Sliders from Tailor Made Shop

Tailor Made Shop New Arrivals

In other news, I’ve added some new arrivals to my shop! I’ve added 6 new laces in custom dyed colors and 2 new elastics! Click here to shop.

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DIY: Skull Necklaces

DIY Skull Necklace Co-worker’s DIY Necklace (The Original)

Once upon a time, my coworker made this awesome layered skull necklace. She wore it to work a couple of times and made a number of colleagues (myself included) extremely covetous of it. A while back, I asked her if she could show me where to buy the materials and if I could knock it off. She said yes on both accounts. 🙂

DIY Skull Necklace My take on the skull necklace

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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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DIY: Mallori Lane in Black and Silver

Announcement:

I took a long hiatus from my blog, because I was no longer sure about the content I was generating. It took a while, but I think I now know what direction I want to take this blog. In the coming weeks, you will definitely see a marked shift from a fashion blog to one focusing on the development of a core style with a strong DIY flavor. 

Madalynne Mallori Lane Bra Black Silver DIY Bra-MakingIf you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I’ve made quite a few Marlborough Bras and Watson Bras by now. I was ready to try a new bra(lette) style and Madalynne‘s release of her Mallori Lane Bralette pattern could not have been more perfectly timed!

Construction for this bralette style is very straight forward (made even easier by the fact that I eliminated the longline band). Unlike the original instructions, I opted to finish the top and bottom edges using fold-over elastic. I did not trim away any allowance before applying the fold-over elastic, so the bra has more coverage.

Madalynne Mallori Lane Bra Black Silver DIY Bra-Making

The only issue I ran into with this style is getting the side seams to lay flat on the body when worn. The side seams are stabilized with channeling, as instructed by the pattern so I’m not sure if it is a sewing issue or if the side seam needs more support in the form of soft boning.

If you have any ideas on how to get the side seams to lay flatter on the body, I would love to hear your suggestions.

Details:

Bra Pattern: Mallori Lane by Madalynne (free downloadable pattern)

Fabric (Self): Black & Silver Lace from my shop (coming soon!)

Fabric (Lining): Power Net from Merckwaerdigh

Elastics (Shoulder Straps): Shindo Elastic from my shop (coming soon!)

Elastics (Back Straps): Satin Elastic from Vardhmam Inc.

Elastics (Top Edge & Bottom Edge): Foldover Elastic from Daytona Trimmings

Hardware: Silver Rings & Sliders from my shop (coming soon!)

Other Notions: Channeling (used to stabilize side seams) from Pacific Trimming

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DIY: Black Lace Marlborough II

Orange Lingerie Marlborough Bra
Orange Lingerie Marlborough Bra
Orange Lingerie Marlborough Bra
Orange Lingerie Marlborough Bra

So this is my third Marlborough Bra. After seeing the one I made for my coworker, the boss lady requested one in the same black lace with purple accents.

I decided to try something new with this one and cut the band with the lace scallop edge on the bottom. I think the band looks prettier as the end result.

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DIY: Black Lace Marlborough Bra

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As mentioned in this post, I will be making a lot of Marlborough Bras in the coming weeks. This one is a belated birthday gift for my co-worker. Her favorite color is purple so I dyed the elastics in that color to use as a pop of color against the black lace.

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Sizing: I cut a 34A for her. Her measurements are as follow:

Underbust: 30″
Bust: 34″
Overbust: 33″

The bra ended up fitting perfectly with no adjustments needed.

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For more coverage, I lined the bra with black stretch mesh. I will probably be lining all lacy bras in the future. It makes the finishing much more clean.

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DIY: Plum Marlborough Bra

Plum DIY Malborough Bra

Confession: This is actually the third bra that I’ve made. The first two will probably never see the light of day on the Internet because the sewing is pretty embarrassing. With that said, I present you the Marlborough Bra in plum.

Plum DIY Malborough Bra

The Marlborough Bra is designed and drafted by Norma of Orange Lingerie (a custom bra and lingerie business). This is my first time sewing this particular style and I’m in love with it. The cut is is what I look for in an everyday bra. The style lines make it really fun to experiment with different materials. I will probably be making a lot of Marlborough Bras in the coming weeks (spoiler alert!).

Plum DIY Malborough BraPlum DIY Malborough Bra

Bra Pattern: Marlborough Bra by Orange Lingerie
Stretch Lace: Etsy
Elastics: Personal Stash (dyed to match)
Hook & Eye: Daytonna Trimmings (dyed to match)
Sliders: Personal Stash
Channeling: Steinlauf & Stoller (dyed to match)

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