A Better Way to Cut Underwires

Underwires

Since writing my book, I have come up a new and improved way to cut underwires. There is nothing like having a large supply of long wires when I want regular wires to find a better way! Lucky for me I love tools and I was able to draw upon the skills I learned waaaay back when […]

A New Bra Sewing Pattern!

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You may have seen an early prototype of this design in the article I wrote for Threads magazine (#174). Now you can get the pattern to make your own custom foam t-shirt bra, cut-and-sew bra or even bikini top! The Boylston bra is super versatile. In terms of design I wanted to create a demi cup style with […]

Two New Lingerie Sewing Patterns!

Two New Lingerie Sewing Patterns

I have a thing for matching sets so I just had to design underwear that would compliment the Marlborough bra. Because I like to have both thong and brief options, I created both styles and you can buy them now! One of my goals with these designs was to use the same lace, fabrics and elastics that are […]

The Secret to Finding Hidden Bra Sizes

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The most asked question about the Marlborough bra pattern is “Will it fit me?” Usually this question comes from someone outside of the size range listed on the pattern. It is an excellent question and many times, my answer is actually yes! This bit of sizing magic is possible through what is called “sister sizing”. Sister […]

How to Learn Bra Making in 14 Hours

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The best way to jump start your knowledge on any topic, is to learn from an expert. Sure you can read a book or watch a video, but nothing really beats live and in-person hands on training. That is precisely why I am starting to offer bra making workshops! In my workshops I lead you […]

The Magic of Manipulation

Tricot fabric swatches

It happens to all of us. We fall in love with a fabric that is completely unsuitable for our project. Bra making is certainly no exception. So how do you use that fun Spandex print fabric to make your next bra? Or how do you make a plain tricot more interesting? Well, as usual, you […]

Bra Making Notions Explained

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My last post reviewed bra making fabrics, but as you well know, you need more than fabric to make a bra. Like most bras, the Marlborough calls for about a half dozen different notions. That may sound like a lot, but each has a clear role to play in creating this bra. Let’s review them one […]

Guide to Bra Making Materials

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One of the potentially confusing parts of making a bra is choosing the fabric and in my book I provide general guidelines for selecting materials. With the release of my Marlborough bra pattern, I wanted to review the necessary materials and provide specific recommendations for my pattern. Like many bras, the Marlborough requires four different […]