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The third part of our lingerie construction series covers seams. As a refresher, the first part covered types of stitch, and the second part stitch quality and linings. Seams are the point at which two pieces of fabric join together. They typically require a ‘seam allowance,’ or a space where the two panels can be sewn together. Seams can also be glued (or ‘bonded’) together for an exceptionally flat finish. […]

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Evgenia Lingerie is one of our favorite indie designers here on TLA. A one-woman brand based out of California, Evgenia (formerly Honeycooler Handmade) is known for intricate, time-intensive details like inset lace and the use of stunning French embroidered tulles. If you’re a fan of the brand, you may have noticed there’s been a bit of a gap since Evgenia’s last collection. The founder, Stephanie Bodnar, recently had a baby […]

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Disclosure: The lingerie in this review was either purchased by me or received as personal gifts. All opinions are my own. One of the problems with being immersed in the lingerie industry for so long is that you get desensitized. It’s difficult to feel excited about new designs. Very little appears original or innovative once you’ve literally seen thousands of pieces of lingerie. More often than not, I get my kicks […]

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Lingerie is arguably one of the most complex categories of clothing. Very few other garments require quite the same level of accuracy, attention to detail, and skilled human labour. Understanding lingerie construction and quality can be a minefield, even if you have some sewing skills. This series will cover some of the most common stitch and construction techniques used in contemporary lingerie, with the first part covering the most common […]

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Lingerie, especially if you work within or in close proximity to the fashion industry, can start to feel a bit predictable after awhile. I’m lucky in that I’ve never lost my love for lingerie, but I have lost a bit of my whimsy. Perhaps that’s why I was so delighted when I first ran across My Elenoula Intimates late last year. There’s something to be said for lingerie that just […]

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