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Cozy & Cute: Bralette Giveaway with Madison Brunner

Hello Madalynne readers! This week, I’ve partnered with Maddie to host a giveaway featuring my newest favorite bralette. Before I get started, a little bit about me… I am a twenty something style blogger, posting my favorite outfits and inspirations on my website and instagram. I have a soft spots for coffee (iced or hot), warm…

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Recap: Bodysuit Workshop

I hate moving. Let me repeat… I HATE MOVING! In late August, I did what I disliked most, but it was a welcome and a needed change. The first Madalynne Studios was a great place for a burgeoning business like mine. Four years ago, I was just starting out while working a corporate gig. Many memories…

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Styled: Off the Shoulder and Long Sleeve Lace Bodysuits

Bodysuits do double duty and more. They’re like that cleaning spray that de sanitizes your counter tops, removes scum from your shower, deodorizes your litter box, remove excess oil from your hair, cooks you dinner, pays your taxes, tells your annoying neighbor to bug off. I’m kidding! If only such a thing existed. Seriously speaking,…

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Saying Au Revoir Summer in Our Nina Bralettes

Don’t get me wrong—I love summer. Adore it, even. Any month or string of months that delivers flowers, ice cream during the day and morning runs al fresco can do no wrong in my book. That said, I will admit that I do like fall. Sort of regretting I said that, but it’s true! The…

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Madalynne X Breastcancer.org

I’m not a religious person, but I am spiritual. At the young age of 18, my mom lost a 6 year battle with breast cancer. I write about her disease on my ‘About Me‘ page, but to keep it brief for today’s post, her fight was long and not easy. She had several stints at…

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Recap: Bodysuit Workshop with Madalynne

I describe bodysuits in 3 words – one piece wonders. They work in all colors (white to bright orange), fabrics (rib knit to mesh) and styling (sexy to casual). Every season, I think that they’ll go back into fashion purgatory like they did after their dominance in the 1990s, but on the catwalks of fall…

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Unmentionables Worth Mentioning with Samm (AND GIVEAWAY)

A girl worth mentioning these days – Samantha Neira. She’s a blonde haired style guru and also social media intern for CollegeFashionista. According to her bio page, she’s a “go getting Pisces obsessed with 1970’s fashion looks and Philly cheese steaks.” That only gives a glimpse into how cool + funny this chick is. I had…

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Madalynne Studios Yelp Page: Write a Review!

Just a few weeks away from my 20th workshop, I decided to create a Yelp page for Madalynne. Bout damn time right? The success of my workshops has solely been through word of mouth, hardly any advertising. Students telling their friends, family and fellow sewists that yes!, you can make a bra! Instagram has also…

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My Intimate Story: American Products and The Challenges They Face

I have a challenge for you. Look in your closet and check out the tags inside your clothing. Now, tell me how many pieces you have that are labeled “Made in the USA,” or even better, “100% Made in the USA.” If you’re like most Americans, the number is probably low. Surprised? Well, unfortunately, you…

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Stripe Nation: Bra Making with Madalynne July Recap

What a day. What an event. What a great class. Last Saturday, July 29, I hosted another Bra Making with Madalynne workshop. This class and August’s will be bittersweet because in September, I’ll be moving to a new studio. I’m sad to go – I’ve made so many great memories here and met so many…

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This is What Made in the USA Looks Like

Economy… Jobs… National pride… Let’s be honest. We live in a global economy where overseas manufacturing is a part of our reality. We sigh with nostalgia remembering the days of bustling American manufacturing districts where many of our garments and other goods were made. Pessimistic? I am not. There are good reasons and outcomes for…

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Petite Lingerie – Is There Such A Thing and What is it?

In regular women’s clothing (i.e. dresses, blouses, pants, skirts, etc.), patterns are designed for women that are at least 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall (without shoes). For women that are shorter in height, typically less than 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) or 5 ft 4 in, vertical measurements such as front length,…

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Sign Up Now! Bra Making with Madalynne Fall 2017

It’s the height summer, and being a Floridian, I don’t want to think about the colder months that will be here before I know it. LONG LIVE SUMMER! I’m receiving emails on the daily about when the next workshops will be. So, I put the fall schedule together. I’m super excited about these classes because, drum…

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Are Your Participating in Me Made May?

Are you following along with Me Made May 2017? I think that posting in my me-mades for the duration of the month would be way too much and would require way too many sit ups on my part. So, I’m not following along exactly as intended; instead, I’ve been taking a trip down memory lane and

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Bra Making with Madalynne: A Star Event

Mimosas – that’s how the 17th Bra Making with Madalynne began. If you’ve been tuning into my Insta-stories recently, you’ve seen @abestinken pop up quite a bit. She’s my #wcw. My gal pal. My fellow gym rat. We met on a whim last winter when I walked into a yoga fusion class she was teaching. I consider myself a

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A ‘Continental’ Bra Making with Madalynne Workshop

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.

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Madalynne Fall + Holiday 2017 Lookbook

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them- that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.” The feisty, funny

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Spring Inspiration

By no means was it a brutal winter. I remember two years ago when the ‘polar vortex’ had us in the negative degrees for what seemed like weeks on end. I get chills just thinking about it. How in the heck did this Floridian make it through without packing her bags and saying sayonara to the

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Introducing Madalynne Intimates Fall/Holiday 2017 Collection

So what was all that Go Fund Me stuff about? What was I raising money for? What I’m the world was I designing? Drumroll please… This Tuesday and Wednesday, I’ll be joining seven other indie lingerie designers at Daylight Studios in NYC to show my first true collection. Yes! More than one style! Underwires, check. Bodysuits,

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Recap: Bra Making With Madalynne February

Valentine’s Day holds a special place in my heart. Not because of the flowers, chocolates and other sweets that are all around, but because it was Valentine’s Day weekend many moons ago that I hosted my first bra workshop. If someone told me then that today, I’d be teaching sewing out of my own studio, designing

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REMINDERS + UPDATES: Bra Making with Madalynne

Hi y’all! Just popping in today for quick update and reminders! Bra Making with Madalynne Stockholm: Visiting London last year was such a high point. Being able to teach 2 amazing bra workshops in a bustling, dynamic city such as London was truly a delight. This year, I’ll be crossing the pond again to teach

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UPDATE! Madalynne Intimates Go Fund Me Campaign

There’s just one week left until I pack up my panties and head to the Big Apple to attend The Lingerie Selection, a trade show in NYC where buyers, press and social influencers will be able to view assortments, talk shop and place orders. In late January, I started a Go Fund Me Campaign to raise money so

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Bra Fitting: Expectations, Length and More

With 18 years of experience under her belt – errr… could I say bra? – Mona Jackson knows a thing or two about bra fittings. I can say with confidence that she’s a pro. The owner of Coeur Boutique here in Philadelphia, she has helped so many women, local and not, find the right size. Truly,

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Bra Making With Madalynne 2017: Sign Up Now!

It was almost 2 years ago that I hosted my first Bra Making with Madalynne workshop. If somebody told me then that 24 months later, I’d still be hosting them, I would not have believe them. No way in h**l! It’s been an incredible 2 years of teaching. Incredible. Sewing is a solitary habit and through teaching, I

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Open Sew Session with PFAFF

You know what movie I want to see? Collateral Beauty. It’s about a successful New York advertising executive who suffers a great tragedy, and when he retreats from life, his friends try to reconnect with him. He looks for answers by writing letters to Love, Time and Death and begins to understand how these three interlock and how important

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Open Sew Session with PFAFF

You know what movie I want to see? Collateral Beauty. It’s about a successful New York advertising executive who suffers a great tragedy, and when he retreats from life, his friends try to reconnect with him. He looks for answers by writing letters to Love, Time and Death and begins to understand how these three interlock and how important

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The Madalynne Girl: Anna Fowler

More than I think she knows, Anna has given me a new wave of confidence. We are both newbie’s at Anthropologie’s Rittenhouse location; it was August that we started working there. Last week, the Nina Set arrived at our store. Although associates were thanking and congratulating me about the release, I hadn’t seen anyone try it on, wear it

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My Intimate Story: Why Made in the USA is Important

I’m a maker. Through and through, I like to get my hands dirty in projects. While I’m not a “Made in America” zealot, having those three words printed on every label of The Nina Set was less of a protest against outsourcing, and more of a celebration of my passion for making things. We live

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My Gift To You

Black Friday is in our rearview mirror and so is Small Business Saturday. Today, Cyber Monday is sweeping our inboxes, offering us deals on everything from once every few year splurges (I sooo want a Canon Mark IV!) to fun everyday items (great time to stock up on Essie nail polish). Even if you’re boycotting buying mass manufactured items and

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You’re Invited! Open Sew Day with Madalynne

When brainstorming posts, events and such for this holiday, I threw out the idea of an open sew day to the PFAFF team. They LOVED it! I did too – obvi – but I wasn’t expected that kind of reaction. My workshops are loads of fun, but they are a production and take a few

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