They’re Here, They’re Here! PREORDER the New Madalynne X Simplicity Patterns!

May 31, 2017   /   byMaddie Flanigan  / Categories :  Feeds

I’ve been giving you snippets and sneak peeks at my new patterns with Simplicity and today, I can finally talk about it. It’s Facebook official. My first collaboration was a dream come true. I remember flipping through the catalogs at Joann’s and Walmart. Never in a million years did I think I would have a pattern… patterns!

Before I get to the deets on the three – yes three! – new patterns, I want to say thank you. I left a secure, 7-year stint at an awesome corporate job to pursue my lingerie dreams. As I near the one year mark, I am looking back at the past 12 months with amazement. The stars are aligning exactly as they should, but never as I thought they would. Things are falling into place and you have been cheering me all along, from when I announced I was leaving to when I attended my first trade show. Muchos gracias and muchos besos!

And gotta send much <3 to the Simplicity team. You guys rock!

bra pattern
Description: Strapless bra with lace panels at front. Has side and center front seams with plush channeling on inside that is encased with plastic boning to add support. Optional silicone backed elastic at the top and the bottom of the bra help to keep bra from falling down too. Hook and eye closure at center back. The panty is a simple thong with lace panels which are meant to match the bra.

Sizes: The bra is available in sizes 32A through 42DD and the panty is available in sizes XS-XL.

Design Comments: Summer is here y’all and if you’re like me, all you want to do is bust out the sleeveless tops, dresses and jumpsuits. What about those off the shoulder tops that literally everyone is wearing? Ladies, you’ll need a strapless bra for your ladies. Strapless bras get a band rap; in terms of annoying fashion problems, having your bra shimmy down to your hips is up there with untangling a necklace. Hate, hate, hate! To fight gravity, there are tricks to keep things in place, which have been designed into this pattern. First, the band is narrow-er. Not super wide, but not super skinny. I thought it was a happy medium between being supportive and flattering. Additionally, the seams all around the bra have channeling encased with plastic boning and the top and the bottom are finished with silicone backed elastic. I really like the addition of the channeling/boning – it elevates the bra from fitting like a bandeau to having structure and support. My other suggestions for not loathing strapless? If you’re in between sizes, go with the smaller. To compensate for losing the support of straps, the bra has to be slightly smaller than your normal lingerie. Basically, you want the bra to be as tight as possible without being uncomfortable or flattening you out like a pancake.

While I wouldn’t wear a thong to the beach, the top has so much potential to be a swimsuit. This summer, it’s my goal to make this top and pair it with the Noelle bottom using a Sport Lycra from Spoonflower. In the kits for this pattern – to be released in a few weeks, read below – I’ll be including swimsuit hooks + straps.

bra pattern

8436: Partial Band Bra + Cheeky Undie


Description: Underwire partial band bra with plunge neckline. Cups provides moderate coverage, and back features adjustable shoulder straps and hook and eye. The matching panty is a cheeky low rise undie (the back almost fits like a thong; similar style is this Urban Outfitters undie).

Sizes: The bra is available in sizes 32A through 42DD and the panty is available in sizes XS-XL.

Design Comments: This bra is so much fun to make! The neckline is super flattering too. Newbie lingerie sewists often shy away from underwire bras because they seem intimidating. This is as simple an underwire gets y’all. Just like the strapless, the design has so many possibilities too. The instructions call for a scallop lace, but take a peek at my last workshop. All the students made this bra with a non scallop lace from Spoonflower. Note to self – need to get more glitter mesh STAT.

The panty is cheeky cut – similar to a bikini with more butt exposure. Perfect to wear with jeans or pants, because you won’t get a strong panty line and you have a little more coverage.

bodysuit pattern

8437: Henley Bodysuit


Description: Henley bodysuit with a center front button placket and snap closure at the crotch. Has the option to be long sleeved or sleeveless, or bikini or thong.

Sizes: XS-XL

Design Comments: Bodysuits – can’t stop, won’t stop. Like skinny jeans, bodysuits have unexpectedly become a timeless staple in my wardrobe. I wear them with skirts, shorts, pants, jeans, and even as a layering piece underneath my entire outfit. If you scope out My Sewing Projects page, you’ll see I’ve made one too many. I’m really excited to make this with rib knit and even Lycra for a swimsuit!

What To Purchase? Read the Pre-Sale Deets


Hop on over to the shop to preorder the Madalynne X Simplicity 8435, 8436 and 8437 patterns as well as the 8228 and 8229. Presale will be from 5/31 to 6/7, and new patterns will go on sale to the general public on 6/16.

Preorders will ship between 6/19-6/25.

I will be launching kits to go along with the new patterns as well as relaunching my kits for the 8228, 8229 and Noelle. If you’re hesitant to buy the pattern now and the kit later because you’ll have to pay twice the shipping, use code bundle at checkout to get free shipping when you purchase the kit.

Also, enjoy 10% off your order if you purchase more than 3 patterns with the code lingeriebundle

Lingerie Kits and Tutorials


They’re coming and I’m super excited to release the next batch. New color combinations, laces and trimmings. I’m also planning on releasing video tutorials for the 8435 (strapless) and 8436(partial band). I’m not sure if I’ll be doing a video tutorial on the bodysuit yet. It’s a pretty quick and easy sew. Maybe just a video tutorial on how to sew the center front button placket and snap crotch? Tell me your thoughts below.

Head on over to my tutorial page and sign up for my emails to get first notification when I release the kits and tutorials.

Workshops 


It’s going to be an exciting summer! Not only am I hosting a workshop for the 8437 (bodysuit) and 8435 (strapless), I’m also partnering with Spoonflower and C.Banning to create custom fabrics that the students will use. There are only a few spots left at each, sign up here and here.

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