Bra Vocabulary

Happy Friday, everyone!  In honor of this month’s #SewMyStyle2018 theme being lingerie, I thought it might be helpful to have a post explaining some of the vocabulary of bra-making, and with some of my favorite sources for materials.  When I first started dabbling in making bras and undies, I was pretty intimidated!  You need certain

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Simplicity 8711 >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Simplicity 8711

Friends, we’re creeping ever-closer to a month that I think many #SewMyStyle2018 participants have been anxious about since the get-go: lingerie month.  It took me a while to get on the lingerie making train, so I totally understand why some people might be made nervous by this prompt!  But I hope that November helps lots

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The Suki Kimono >> MaddieMadeThis.com

My Suki Kimono

Hey friends!  I’ve been home from Italy for almost a week, and I’m finally feeling back in the swing of things — nearly!  Sharing my Suki Kimono from June’s #SewMyStyle2018 is long overdue, though.  I wish I had brought my Suki to Italy with me.  It would have been the perfect layer in the mornings,

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Willow Bra >> MaddieMadeThis.com

In Love with the Willow Bra

I knew the last week of July was going to be crazy.  I was packing, finishing up projects, and working on a pattern test.  But when Hannah emailed me asking if I wanted to test her new bralette, I just couldn’t say no!  I love her patterns, plus I knew a bra wouldn’t take up

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Maxine Panty >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Maxine Panty

First things first: the giveaway winner!  Congratulations to Laura (@abundanceofthreads)!  I’ll be sending you an email in a few hours with information on how you’ll receive your prizes. Now on to more good stuff: today we’re talking about the newest Evie la Luve DIY pattern, the Maxine Panty!  I love my me-made underwear collection.  It’s small,

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My March To-Sew List

Oh man, you guys.  February was a doozy.  I know that it’s a shorter month than all the rest, but this year it felt really short, you know?  I managed to technically squeeze in all the things that were on my list to make for the month, but I definitely didn’t accomplish as much as I

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Simplicity 8229 >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Simplicity 8229: (Even Better Than) The Real Thing

Last month I wrote about my first time trying my hand at lingerie sewing.  Because I’m gutsy (read: a sucker for punishment), the first undergarment I ever made was an underwire bra.  Specifically — a muslin for Simplicity 8229.  And I didn’t run away screaming! After a few test fittings and compulsively tracking my underwires

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Simplicity 8229 Test >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Simplicity 8229: The Test Run

When I first started to sew my own clothing, I figured I’d only sew things I couldn’t find that fit me in RTW.  Sleeves that went to my wrists!  Skirts that went to my knees!  Pants that went past my ankle!  (Ironically, I have yet to really sew a pair of pants, and that’s like

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