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As a lingerie designer and maker, one of my greatest pet peeves is hearing bras dismissed as “just two small pieces of fabric.”  It totally disregards the complexities and skills required to create these garments, as well as just being factually incorrect! I’ve been running my lingerie brand for nearly a decade now, and still individually hand make my bra designs. It can easily take a few hours to create […]

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Disclaimer: These books were purchased by The Lingerie Addict for review. All opinions are my own. There are many reasons you might want to sew your own lingerie: to get the perfect fit, to create custom designs, or to build a more sustainable wardrobe. However, if you’ve never made your own undergarments before, it can be hard to know where to start. I’ve been sewing regularly for almost a decade, […]

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  After dabbling in sewing as a kid, I picked needle and thread back up six years ago when the intellectual work of grad school made me yearn for a tactile hobby. While I enjoy making and wearing all kinds of garments, I love working with the delicate and sometimes extravagant fabrics that lend themselves to lingerie and loungewear, like silk, velvet, or mesh. Though we’ve explored some of the […]

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The fourth part of our lingerie construction series covers hems. You can read Part 1 covering types of stitches here, Part 2 covering stitch quality and linings here, and Part 3 covering seams here.  A hem is essentially the fabric edge on a garment or piece of fabric. It can be left raw or finished, with numerous finishing options. Certain finishings can be indicative of higher garment quality than others, […]

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This lingerie construction guide series is designed to give you the tools to understand how lingerie is made, whether it’s made well, and, ultimately, if it’s worth the retail price. In Part 1 we examined the different types of stitches used in lingerie. In Part 2, we’ll cover execution of those stitches as well as linings. Identifying the quality of sewing is an important tool in analyzing garment quality. It also […]

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