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I’m Back to Bra Making!

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When I joined Lauren last month in NYC for a meet-up, one of the women there was Norma Loehr. A huge fan of hers, I was ecstatic to meet the author and the bra maker whose book I devoured at the height of my bra making last year. In January, I consciously pushed lingerie making to the back burner, not because I didn’t like it, but because I needed a break. I had spent the last year and a half researching fabrics, learning techniques and reading books and blog posts that I almost had too much information in my head. Natasha once wrote that coming back to something after a break, you only remember the important stuff, the stuff that matters and the stuff that should stick. I needed that. So, I didn’t touch any stretchy fabric or read anything related to lingerie making for a good 4 months. I planned on taking 6 months off, but when I saw Norma, she lit the fire inside me to get back into it. And when I did, rubbing off a bra pattern, I was amazed how smoothly I went through the drafting process. Natasha was right, I am better now than ever. My current project is Tasia’s Gabriola skirt and a simple blouse using fabric to date that was gifted to me by Rachel. But this project doesn’t end there. I’m also making the bra and undies too. Now that’s what I call a completely me-made look! Stay tuned!

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12 Comments

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    Orange-Lingerie

    Yay! Welcome back 🙂 Cloning a favorite bra is a great way to restart. I am looking forward to seeing what you make next!

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      Maddie Flanigan

      You were the inspiration Norma; I can’t let you down!

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    poppykettle

    Goodluck 🙂

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    sallieforrer

    Looks beautiful!! Can’t wait to see the whole ensemble!

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    oonaballoona

    the shoes, maddie. you must make the shoes.

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      Lady ID

      LOL!!! I would love to see that though…

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        Natasha Estrada

        You can DO it. Its the next logical step.

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          Natasha Estrada

          What size are you? I can send you a last.

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      Maddie Flanigan

      For cripe’s sake, throw a dog a bone!

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    The Nerdy Seamstress

    It looks beautiful! I’m sure they’ll all turn out fantastic because everything you’ve sewn are superb. I love your photography as well! I’m really motivated to get into bra making because of you and Novita.

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    Natasha Estrada

    Most importantly you forget your insecurities

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    ThomasNMurray

    I needed that. So, I didn’t touch any stretchy fabric or read anything related to lingerie making for a good 4 months http://qr.net/tr4Y

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