I’ve teased you enough on Instagram and Twitter, hinting at the release, the patterns and the video for the Madalynne X Simplicity lingerie patterns. I won’t make you wait any longer. Hopefully, you weren’t holding your breath : ) Some of the patterns are still in transit to stores and distribution centers, but some are available now for you to get your (bramaking) hands on. I’ll be updating this post and once all packages are received, I’ll create a dedicate page where all information will live. First…
When Simplicity approached me to create two lingerie patterns, I was taken aback. Me? I remember sitting inside Joann’s Fabrics thumbing through pattern catalogs when I first began sewing. “What will I make next?” I was around 18 years old then and never in a million years did I think that just 10 years later, I would be in one of those catalogs. Thank you to the entire Simplicity Team, who were a pleasure to work with from day one. Holla at Sharissa, Deb, Betsy and all the other fine ladies I worked with!
8228: Two soft cup bras (bralettes) and one panty. The halter bralette has a plunging neckline, scalloped lace edges and a double hook and eye closure at the back. It has channeling at the cup seam (but no underwires) which adds some support. The racerback bralette has a sweetheart neckline with scallop lace edges throughout. The panty is high-waisted with lace side panels. The bras are available in sizes 32A through 42DD and the panty is available in sizes XS-XL.
update: the pattern says that you will need a hook and eye for the bralette (view B). This is incorrect, you do not need one. So don’t think you’re cray cray and wonder where the heck it goes.
I’ve also been hearing that there is some confusion about sizing. For one woman – she normally wears a C cup, but based on her measurements, she would be I almost a DD according to the pattern. I recommended that she cut a D – in between the two.
8229: One underwire bra and one panty. The bra is a full band (vs a partial band) and has scalloped lace edges on the upper cups, a hook and eye closure at the back and adjustable straps. It provides moderate coverage and support. The panty is a basic, high-waisted silhouette. The bra is available in sizes 32A through 42DD and the panty is available in sizes XS-XL.
CONTEST: Want to win a spot at one of my Bra Making with Madalynne Workshops? Upload a photo of your bra and/or panty to Instagram with the hashtag #bramakingwithmadalynne and #simplicitypatterns for a chance to win. Contest opens immediately and will end on Wednesday, August 31, when a winner will be chosen and notified shortly after. (fine print: prize does not cover cost of travel or accommodations).
WHERE TO BUY:
Online: Both paper and PDF patterns are available on Simplicity’s website
In stores: Joann’s, Walmart, and Hobby Lobby in the US as well as the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (patterns were shipped on 8/5 and from what I’ve heard from readers, they are in stock as today, 8/15. I checked at my local craft stores around town and they are indeed for sale. If they’re not at yours, give it a couple days!)
Tailor Made Shop: Offering both patterns and beautiful bra kits!
The New Craft House (UK): Offering both patterns and beautiful bra kits!
Timeless Fabrics (UK): Offering both patterns
B,Wear (Sweden): Offering both patterns
European vendors will begin to sell patterns in 3-4 weeks, beginning of September or when Autumn Simplicity Catalog is released. I will give an update when they’re available.
*if you’re a vendor interested in selling the Madalynne X Simplicity patterns, email me and I’ll get you all set up!*
I’ve teamed up with a super talented videographer and filmmaker, Brittany Ann Cool, to create a video tutorial for the underwire bra (8229). The video will be hosted on my website, YouTube and Vimeo as well as Simplicity’s YouTube. Stay tuned!
I’ll end with – I hope you like the patterns! It’s been a long time in the making, and I’m thrilled that they’re finally out! If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, don’t hesitate to email me! Be sure to upload your photos to Instagram with the hashtags #bramakingwithmadalynne and #simplicitypatterns!!
Over the next few weeks and months, I’ll be sharing tutorials on pattern alterations, different styling, and outfitting. So stay tuned y’all. The show ain’t over.