[BAW31]: JULY ROUND-UP! & Giveaway Winner!!

[BAW31]: JULY ROUND-UP! & Giveaway Winner!!

Hi All!

First order of business- the giveaway! I was SO overwhelmed by how many people entered and all of your ideas are SO amazing- it makes me want to break open my stash and start sewing! And I really hope that you all go ahead with some of these ideas after this giveaway! 🙂

and now for the winner…. drumroll please……

Lucky number 16! Congratulations Leora!

Leora will win her choice of:


and a meter of:

SO GORGEOUS!! I’m so excited to see the stunning swimsuit this is going to be! Congrats Leora- a message should already be in your inbox!

And a HUGE thank you again to everyone who entered the contest! You’re the best!

And now on the the Round-Up of your beautiful makes this month– because you guys really are the best! 🙂

First we have this stunning longline from Réka of Red Heels!

This bra was the relief from Rékas short bra making hiatus, and what a lovely return! This gorgeous all-lace, longline bra with a horizontal seam! Stunning!

This bra has such a pretty and light quality! It almost looks like it could float off the hanger! Love it!!

Next we have a lovely set from Marian of Il Signo!

This is her Panther bra set and oh it’s gorgeous! She used a sheer fabric with panther print for the cups, toped with some lovely lace trimmings! I love how she used the sheer and lace and panels to make the matching panties, great style!


To check out more photos of this gorgeous set (and to brush up on your dutch) make sure you go and see Marion’s post over on her blog!

Next we have a gorgeous bra from Kat of her self-titled blog Kat!

This is Kat’s first bra! WOW! she did an amazing job! A lovely three piece cup with seamed powerbar and top lace cup! Fantastic!

After this Kat said that she is becoming a bra making addict- and I’m so happy to help with that addiction 🙂

Make sure to head over to Kat’s blog to read all about the making of this bra!

Next we have two beauties from Anemone of Sew Anemone!

Anemone made two bras using the Boylson pattern from Orange Lingerie, with some fitting tweaks and adjustments along the way!

After she found her perfect fit in plain ivory, she decided to indulge in some lace, this gold lace that she got from my shop :)- and WOW it is SO pretty! I love how it turned out- still simple and easy to wear, but oh so delicate and lovely!

Make sure to head over to her blog to read the full post on the making of these beauties!

Last but not least we have some amazing sets from Ginny!

First of all- Cat bra- OMG, I NEED this in my life- this bra is just the ultimate. So much inspiration right now- you already have me planning!

Ginny made this bra using this amazing cat print for the lower cup, and black bra tulle for the upper cup, with this lovely diagonal seam, partial band construction 🙂

The matching panties were made using the Budapest high-waisted panty pattern from our lovely first contributor Réka, with cat print front and sheer back. SO cute!

And to round the month out, Ginny made this gorgeous Sofie swimsuit! How stunning is this! With the gorgeous floral, and complimenting ‘linen look’ accents- wow!

Ginny makes all of these beauties for her very luck niece Emma, who says she feels like a movie star in this bathing suit! I can definitely see why- that is a suit worthy of the stars!


Well that was quite the beautiful line-up this month! You’re all so inspiring 🙂 🙂 You have me dreaming of lace and cats- so I guess nothing is new 🙂

As always, don’t forget to check out the Pinterest boardand pin all of your lovelies over there! And if you’re on Instagram and posting your lovely makes- don’t forget to add in #braaweek!! You can go here to grab a challenge button!


 Don’t forget to send your bra next month to bra.a.week@gmail.com with your photos, description and links for the next Round-Up post!So – what’s up for next month? Well I have to say that I’m still on summer mode right now- and just going with the flow – there may be a little swimwear, a little bra making, and for the theory- who knows, lol

Hope you’re all having a gorgeous summer weekend (or winter weekend for all my lovelies who live in the southern hemisphere)




[BAW 30] GIVEAWAY!! Win a Custom Swimwear Kit!!

[BAW 30] GIVEAWAY!! Win a Custom Swimwear Kit!!

Hi All!!

This week I’m mixing it up and having a GIVEAWAY!! YAY Don’t you love that extra Sunday in July!

I love giveaways 🙂 and sharing with all of you lovelies! I wanted to do a giveaway a few weeks back – but I was interrupted by the Canada Post possible lock out *sigh*

But it’s all clear now!! And I’m soooo happy to announce that my Emerald Studio Etsy shop is OPEN during the 30-day Canada Post negotiations (let’s hope they come to a good agreement after these 30 days!)

Now for the giveaway!!- I was thinking about which fabric and kit I should pick to give away and then I realized that I wanted to hear more about your dream swimsuit and swimwear kits! And I want you to be able to pick out the perfect kit for you!!

So this is how it works:

First you can pick one of my ‘Basics Kits’: which is the series I designed to make swimwear sewing easier- they include everything you need for different types of swimwear! All of your lining, elastic, G-hooks, and bra stuff for bra-swimsuits!

The Basics Options Are:





Then you pick the fabric that you want to go with your kit!
You can pick up to 1 meter of fabric, either 1 solid meter, or 1/2 a meter each of two coordinating fabrics! And I’ve just replenished my shop with some gorgeous options!



As usual, you can be anyone from anywhere to enter the giveaway!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment telling me:
Which basics kit you would pick
 Which swimwear print is your favourite
What you would make with it
And of course, make sure I have your name and some way to contact you in case you win 😛

Also, you know it wouldn’t hurt if you followed me on any of my social medias either.. you know… might be nice… 😉

Possibly my Instagram, Facebook, Bloglovin’, Pinterest, favourite my Etsy Shop or maybe even sign up for my newsletter- in the side bar… <3

You have until next Saturday at noon EST to enter, and I will be announcing the winner at the start of the Round-Up post next week!
(so don’t forget to submit all your lovely makes too!!)
I can’t wait to hear all your favourites and thoughts for swimwear- it’s my fav!
🙂 🙂 🙂
[BAW 6]: Red Valentine & GIVEAWAY

[BAW 6]: Red Valentine & GIVEAWAY

Hi All!

How excited are you for lace this month! I feel like I’ve really gotten away from lace over the last couple months with my love affair with bra tulle, but my love of lace is coming back to me pretty quickly!

To help you get excited for lace month, I’m having a GIVEAWAY!! YAY! And it’s for the bra kit that I used to make this weeks bra, my Red Valentine! I’ll have more information at the bottom of this post, so you can see what I did with this lace kit and dream about what you’ll do with it!


I’m pretty in love with this bra, I love the all-over lace, power bar, lace edge neckline, it’s really very me 🙂 I made this using a non-stretch lace fabric, lined with bra tulle. I used a large findings kit, for the wide straps and thick bottom band elastic for extra support and comfort, and my fav Bliss underwires! (pssst.. I have this new kit up on etsy!)

If you follow me on Instagram @theemeraldstudio you would have seen a teaser for this matching elastic findings! I’m really feeling this red, it just seems so rich and perfect for a Valentine’s bra!

I thought I’d try a new cup seaming on this bra, with a three piece cup, and I LOVE it! I think it’s just so flattering and comfortable. It is fairy similar to the Snow White bra, but the angles are a little different and I think that I like this one a little better.

I love that this lace is really smooth too, and the gold and red just pop!

I love laying my bras out for the photos and imagining the outfit and the jewelry that would go with it I’m imagining this one with a lovely little cocktail dress and gold accessories. 🙂 Do you ever do that?

So now that I have you drooling over this beautiful new lace.. it’s on to the GIVEAWAY!!


Enter to win a one of my new red & gold lace kits!!

The contest is open to everyone and you can choose between a large or small findings kit!


So how do you enter this giveaway?
Well, that is another exciting announcement:
I’m starting a Newsletter!!


The newsletter is going to be a great way to keep up with the Bra-A-Week Challenge,  to get little tips and tricks for bra making and swimwear, and to stay in the loop about what’s happening in The Emerald Studio!


All you have to do to enter is to sign up for my newsletter!
Sign up is in my side bar –>

Do you have any ideas for this kit? What will you do with it if you win?

Let me know in the comments!





Hi All!!


I’m very excited to announce the winner of my giveaway!!
drumroll please …………………………
And the winner of a lovely swimwear kit is:
Erika Arens!! 
And she decided to go with the anchor print! Excellent choice- definitely a favourite!
Yay! I love hosting giveaways!! 🙂 And maybe Erika will make a swimsuit with this and post it on her blog – Trial and Erika!! 🙂
Again thank you all so much for filling out my survey!! It really means a lot to me, and I got a ton of useful information! You are all so fantastic 🙂 🙂
*group hug*
xo erin


Hi All!

Today I have something exciting!! a Giveaway!

This is the second giveaway I’ve had on my blog and in honour of my Bra-A-Week challenge and the coming summer time, I thought it would be perfect to give away some swimwear fabric!

So, for a prize in this giveaway you could win a swimwear kit consisting of:

1 meter of your choice of these three beautiful swim fabrics, along with 1 meter of swim lining, and 6 meters of swim elastic!


Your choices are:

This super-fun summery zig-zag print,

This classic and chic navy with white anchors,

Or finally this beautiful floral print!!

I picked all of these beautiful fabrics myself at Ann’s Fabrics!

And now you may be asking- well Erin, how can I win such an amazing prize?

It’s quite simple!

All you have to do is go and fill out my SURVEY
It’s a short survey where I ask you questions about your preferences on bra & swimwear patterns, sewing workshops and custom bras & swimwear!
For what you may ask?……….. you’ll see 😉
At the end of the survey there is a place where you can fill out your name and e-mail, and that will enter you in the giveaway!
As always this is open to absolutely everyone, local & international 🙂 Because I would like to give everyone the chance to make a beautiful swimsuit this summer 🙂
The survey and giveaway will close next Friday the 15th of May!


 and I will be announcing the winner the next day! so make sure to enter before then!!
Best of luck with the giveaway! and if you like, leave me a comment to tell me that you completed the survey and which fabric you would choose!
xo erin