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My Favorite Madalynne X Simplicity Ladies: April

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‘Scuse me while I get a little korny here, but seeing all of the variations and iterations of the Madalynne X Simplicity 8228 and 8229 is an incredible feeling. Get out your cell phones- like righ now. yes, I mean this second! – and search the hashtag #bramakingwithmadalynne. Lurk all the lacy photos like it’s

Sponsor Feature: Rustic Gem Jewelry

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At each and every bra workshop, details count. Details, details, details. The fabric and trims, the food, the decor – I try as much as I can to have it all “go”. Included in that are the goody bags. No party – and my workshops ARE a party – would be complete without a goody bag. Amirite or amirite?

A ‘Continental’ Bra Making with Madalynne Workshop

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Excuse me while I step onto my soapbox… Last Saturday was the 16th Bra Making with Madalynne workshop. Sixteen, woot woot! It was a ‘Continental’ Class with folks traveling from Virginia, Florida, Texas and California to attend. I’m blushing 🙂 Stepping off my soap box now… At the beginning of the day, students are usually quiet.

Follow Along! Bra Making with Madalynne Tomorrow!

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Another day, another Bra Making workshop! Just a quick heads up that tomorrow I’m teaching 6 wonderful ladies how to make a bra at my Bra Making with Madalynne workshop. This is the last session before my summer classes kick off, where I’ll be debuting 3 new patterns with Simplicity and collaborating with Spoonflower and

Out With The Old, In With The New I Spring Clean Your Undie Drawer

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I am reminding myself of my mother today when she would tell me to wash my face and brush my teeth every night. Thanks ma! Because of her nightly reminders, I have a pretty decent complexion and half pearly whites as I creep up to 30-years-old. Yikes! So spring has sprung. That’s right y’all, time to refresh.

Eep! Crotch Linings Explained

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Crotch lining is like the word moist. For some, it’s NBD to say. For others, let’s just say it doesn’t roll off the tip of their tongue mellifluously. I think it’s better than saying genital lining, don’t you think? Perspective people! It’s all about perspective. Crotch linings are a necessary component of undies, however, they aren’t discussed much.

Now Available in Australia + New Zealand: Madalynne X Simplicity 8228 + 8229

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To all my Aussie’s, g’day! New Zealanders too. I have great news for both of you. Sew Squirrel, a Melbourne based online shop providing fabrics and findings for lingerie, swimwear and activewear, is now selling Madalynne x Simplicity 8228 and 8229 patterns! I am utterly amazing and grateful for how well these patterns are doing, and

ATTENTION London Folks! Bra Making with Madalynne with The New Craft House

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Attention London, UK, and all European folks! Good news! The ladies of The New Craft House will be hosting a Bra Making Workshop this February, teaching how to make the Madalynne X Simplicity 8228 and 8229 patterns (read more about each pattern here). Truly, I had such a great time co-hosting a workshop last May, and

Simplicity 8229 Bra Variation 1

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Up until this point, I’ve only shown alterations/variations for the 8228 bralette pattern (see below for links), one of the two lingerie patterns I released with Simplicity in August. Don’t get the impression that I have anything against you underwires ladies! Yes, it’s no secret that as a 32B, I prefer soft over underwire bras

Sew Along! Madalynne x Simplicity 8229

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To keep the momentum going for the Simplicity x Madalynne lingerie patterns, I’m hosting a sew along on Bra Making Forum, a Facebook group Natasha and I started in February 2015 and has surprisingly grown to over 5,000 members. It’s a closed group where you can post what you’ve made, get instant feedback on your projects, read

Madalynne X Simplicity Patterns Now Available in the UK! 

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Just a quick update to let you know that the Madalynne X Simplicity patterns are now available in the UK! Simplicity is selling them on their UK website and Timeless Fabrics and The New Craft House are offering as well. TNCH also have the cutest bra kits! Look at that packaging! I have also created a page

Simplicity Bralette Variation 4 (No Hook + Eye Required!)

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Hi sewing peeps! Today, I’m sharing another tutorial for the Madalynne x Simplicity collaboration. If you missed the first three, scroll down to the bottom of this post for links. This tutorial is inspired by a Free People design and is for the 8228 halter style (view A). I was browsing the FP website for inspiration when

Simplicity 8228 Bralette Variation 1

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I’m super psyched that the Madalynne X Simplicity patterns are finally available for y’all to make and sew. Not just because I’m excited to see what you make, but because I’m excited to inundate you with all the different things you can do with these two patterns. My goal was to create basic lingerie patterns that could be transformed

Now Available for Sale: Madalynne X Simplicity Patterns!

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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

Behind the Scenes: Madalynne x Simplicity Video

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I can’t tell you exactly why just yet, but I’m sure you all are smart cookies and will be able to figure it out. This past weekend, the Simplicity team and I spent some quality time together at Madalynne Studios. If you didn’t hear the news, we teamed up to create 2 lingerie patterns, which will

SNEAK PEAK: Simplicity Patterns X Madalynne

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SNEAK PEEK! Over the past year, I’ve been working with Simplicity on 2 exclusive lingerie patterns. They’re not in stores yet – they’re coming soon – so I can’t say much. What I CAN tell you, however, is that students at my summer and fall workshops will be the first to try. There will be both a soft and an underwire bra. You may even get to sew the pattern before they’re released. Interested in attending? See the class schedule here and sign up!

This year has been a big year for me. First the collaboration with Urban Outfitters and now this partnership with Simplicity? Pinch me! My vision has ALWAYS been to offer a way for people to either buy or make my products. Not everyone knows how to sew, and some sewists like to shop RTW. That’s why I have set out on a mission to provide both, and I’m almost there.