Entries by Norma

Esplanade Bra Making Kits Now Available!

Once again I have teamed up with Tailor Made Shop to offer bra making kits, this time for the Esplanade bra! Just add the pattern and underwires to these Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop kits and you have everything you need to make your own beautiful long line strapless bra. You may recognize a […]

Four Tips for Making a Hook and Eye Closure

The Leverett sewing pattern presents all sorts of possibilities for customizing your bras with a unique hook and eye closure. While making a hook and eye closure by hand takes a bit of work (a.k.a. hand sewing!), I have some tips and tricks to make it easier. 1. Choose the Right Fabric Successful sewing projects start with the […]

How to Make Detachable Bra Straps – Part 2

  In the last post I went through all the prep work to create detachable bra straps. In this post, I will take you through the process adding a strap attachment to your Esplanade bra so you can wear straps with your bra – or not! I love options! Since I am using my Esplanade […]

How to Make Detachable Bra Straps – Part 1

Since the release of the Esplanade bra, many of you have asked whether it is possible to add straps to this design. Well, the answer is a definitive YES! Over the next two posts I am going to show you how to make detachable bra straps so you can still get the benefits of a strapless bra […]

Esplanade Bra Sewing Inspiration

As you get ready to make your Esplanade bra, I thought it would be fun share some design ideas to share some of the styles you can make using this sewing pattern. Above are some of my favorite strapless and long line bras. Let’s take a closer look! Staring in the upper left hand corner is an amazing […]

New Bra Sewing Pattern!

Introducing the Esplanade bra sewing pattern! I started developing this bra over a year ago and I kept working on it until I felt like I had a perfect strapless bra. With foam cups and a boned long line band you get great support while the bra stays put! A long line bra is also great […]

Announcing Bra Making Kits!

I am thrilled to announce Orange Lingerie x Tailor Made Shop bra making kits! I have long admired the bra making materials that Tailor Made Shop offers and am super excited to work with them to offer these beautiful kits! In total, there are five Orange Lingerie x TMS bra kits that are perfect for your […]

Simple Upper Cup Adjustments to Improve Bra Fit

Need a little extra room across the upper cup of your bra? Or, perhaps the upper cup is just a bit to large across the top? This bra sewing tutorial is for you! Thankfully, changing the upper cup is simple. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to increase and decrease the upper cup […]