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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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Disclosure: I bought this lingerie with my own money. All opinions are my own. Andres Sarda is one of those labels I’ve seen in a lot of luxury lingerie shops, but it’s never really caught my attention. The designs always looked pretty enough and the products well-made, but not particularly boundary pushing or exciting. Andres Sarda founded his eponymous lingerie brand in Barcelona, Spain in 1962; the family has a history […]

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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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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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