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How to Convert Over-the-top to Front Access

Our Men's Underwear pattern has been getting rave reviews. It has an inner support sling and two stylish views, both with over-the-top access. That's a growing trend in men's underwear, in a manner of speaking. However, if your guy prefers front…
Amethyst Lace Bra Bra-makers Supply Pink and Black
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An Amethyst for me

The newest pattern in the Jewel Collection from Pin-up Girls is the Amethyst Bra. Amethyst is a bra that uses lace edging on the upper cup and the front frame to create a designer look. It uses the same basic block as the Ruby bra. Like the…

Ruby and the other Jewels

You met Ruhee Rajan of Rubie's Bras in a previous post, but now it is time to share with you how the bra patterns,  Ruby and the other jewels, Sapphire and Amethyst came to be. In the spring of 2016, Ruhee came in with a molded foam cup bra,…
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Why Ruby?

The three newest patterns in the Pin-up Girls collection are Ruby, Sapphire and the soon-to-be-released Amethyst. Since I typically name my patterns after women in my life, and these patterns are clearly named after gemstones, some have asked…
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Move the Strap on Ingrid

The Ingrid non-wired bra pattern has quickly become a new favourite among our customers. It fits really well on most women without any alteration. However, women with sloping shoulders or narrow shoulders might need to move the strap.  Here's…
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Another Jewel for your Chest

Here's another jewel for your chest - the ever-so-popular Ruby bra pattern now has a little sister. Introducing the latest in our Jewel Collection - the Sapphire Partial Band Bra Pattern. The Sapphire  must be used with underwires as this is…

Introducing Ingrid

We've been asked many times for a pattern for a non-wired bra that would not only support, but flatter the larger bust. A bra that does not rely on underwires for support, and one that could have a front opening, such as a zipper or hook and…
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The BCD Method of Measuring Explained

The BCD Method of Measuring Explained When I first started designing bra patterns, I was faced with a dilemma - what sizing system should I use? Some patterns want you to take the full bust measurement, the high bust measurement and subtract…
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Sew Simple Bralettes

Recently I was asked to do a book collaboration with Nancy's Notions. I was thrilled beyond belief as I'd been a fan of hers for over 35 years!. The book would have 32 pages of how to instructions and photos for 6 projects plus a pattern. Sounds…

8 ways to wear a Bralette

Bralettes have become the biggest small thing in the lingerie world.  It's no wonder - they are super comfortable, easy to wear and easy to make. But did you know how versatile they can be? I recently wrote a book called Sew Simple Bralettes…
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A Ruby for your Treasured Chest

Our newest pattern, called the Ruby, is a foam-lined bra with offset vertical seams. Because it is foam-lined, you may not be familiar with the construction techniques peculiar to foam. Denise recently made her version and she happily shares…
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How to Sew the Ezi-sew Nursing Bra

How to Sew the Ezi-sew Nursing Bra To add to our posts on nursing bras, here's a tutorial on how to sew the Ezi-Sew Nursing bra. We actually wanted to see how easily it sewed together, and also how it fit after finishing it. Then we can…

Sweet Sixteen Measuring Guide

Sweet Sixteen Measuring Guide Measuring for the Sweet Sixteen bralette pattern is a "new" method of measuring to figure out your particular size. But really the Sweet Sixteen measuring Guide is not that new!  I have been using this method…
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Sweet Sixteen Bralette pattern

Sweet Sixteen Bralette Pattern If you have even glanced at fashion magazines lately, you will see that there is a new darling in the bra world and it's hot fashion news right now! Some would say it's not a bra at all while others are claiming…
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For Men Only

As bra-makers, we put a high value on our skills to make supportive, yet comfortable undergarments. Isn't it time you use those same skills to make supportive, comfortable underwear for the man in your life? Wait, what's that? Supportive Underwear…
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Bikini Time!

Bikini Time Just in time for sewing for the upcoming resort season - announcing the newest pattern in the Pin-up Girls line - the Triangles and Tangas Bikini pattern! Yes, it's Bikini Time!Pin-up Girls is proud to present this collection…
three sisters bikini pattern PB-3009 from Bra-Makers Supply line drawing shown
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My Three Sisters Bikini Pattern

My Three Sisters It's been a hectic 2 months here at the Enchanted Castle, with the recent launch of my Craftsy Swimwear class, plus I have had a special request to make a bikini pattern. We've have been working very hard to test these…