We’ve had such a great reaction to our lingerie posts. (Yay! And thank you!). I think it’s clear that both Tasia and I are pretty obsessed with this new skill we’re learning. We’re super excited to share what we learn, and show you what we make, of course!
We won’t claim to be experts (yet!), but we’ve definitely learned lots in a short amount of time, and done lots of digging for supplies, patterns, and information. I thought it would be great to put all of this information in one place. So let’s dig into the websites, shops, and blogs that we have found and enjoyed so far.
Kits, Patterns, and Supplies
|Booby Traps||http://www.boobytraps.com.au/||Kits, patterns, supplies|
|Bra Makers||http://www.bramakerssupply.com/||Kits, patterns, supplies|
|Bravo Bella Bras||http://bravobellabras.com/||Kits, patterns, supplies, reference material|
|English Couture||http://englishcouture.co.uk/||A bit of everything! Kits (“bra starter packs”, patterns, supplies, reference material|
|Fabric Depot||http://fabricdepotco.com/||Kits, patterns (from what I can tell you have to call or mail in your order)|
|Fleuriste||https://www.etsy.com/shop/fleuriste||Foldover elastics and other trims|
|Hooks and Wires||https://www.etsy.com/shop/Summerset||Hand dyed bra kits|
|Make Bra||http://www.makebra.com/online-shop/||Kits, patterns, supplies|
|Merckwaerdigh||http://stores.ebay.com/Merckwaerdigh or https://www.etsy.com/shop/merckwaerdigh||Kits, patterns, supplies|
|Sew Sassy||http://sewsassy.com/||Patterns, supplies|
|Sewing Chest||http://www.bramaker.co.uk/catalog/||Patterns, supplies|
When we took our bra making class, our teacher, Johanne Brousseau, highly recommended The Bra-Makers Manual by Beverly Johnson. The cost of the book ($85 CAD) is a bit steep for some, but they also offer the CD for just over half the price.
Several readers have recommended the e-book Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction by Norma Loehr.
More reader recommendations:
Looking for inspiration?
A couple of readers have also recommended Sigrid’s blog, for some great projects and tutorials.
Free patterns, just because.
Enjoy all of these great lingerie making resources! I’d like to build on this list, so if you have any recommendations I would love to hear them. Happy browsing!