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Note: I purchased this lingerie set with my own money. All opinions are my own. Last February at Curve, a sales rep presented an elegant bra with an embroidery so whimsical, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. “Are those birds on wires?!” Yes, they were. Simone Perele celebrated their 70th anniversary for A/W18 with a highly limited edition collection called 1948, inspired by the original designer’s roots […]

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Note: This lingerie was purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. I first discovered La Fille d’O way back in 2012 at the Salon de la Lingerie tradeshow. This was one of my first forays into the industry side of lingerie, and the brand’s graphic designs and unusual shapes made a big impression. Although for a long time the label was firmly out of my budget, I adored […]

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While I dream of living my life swathed it silk, on a limited budget such a dream is hard to achieve. Silk is expensive to produce and challenging to sew. Many designs that show off its liquid drape also require larger amounts of fabric, such as cutting on the bias, diagonally to the perpendicular warp and weft threads that make up the woven fabric. Additionally, as I’m plus sized, I […]

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Whether you’re professionally measured a bra or just try on a bunch of sizes to see what works, most of us are never told what those sizes actually mean. 34D? 38A? Society tells us a “D” cup is big and a “A” cup is small, but what about those numbers? And nowadays, getting fitted sometimes means you end up in a much bigger cup size than you expected – even […]

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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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