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Let’s be frank: I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all so busy these days! Who has time to waste on uncomfortable or poor fitting clothes? Our time is precious, so it’s no wonder we look for shortcuts and hacks to make life a little easier so we can focus on the more important tasks at hand. Being an avid DIY-er I’ve tested out tons of tricks to fix my wardrobe malfunctions […]

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Materials Needed: Simplicity 14261950’s Bra Top – Available in sizes 4-22. Knit or woven fabric (If you are creating a bathing suit top, make sure to use a swimwear fabric) 1 or 2 spools of thread Hand sewing needle Tracing Paper Tracing wheel Scissors and snips Weights (You can buy fabric weights, or you can do what I do and use canned goods.) Tailors chalk Iron and Ironing Board Sewing […]

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A good garter belt pattern is hard to find, but fortunately for us, independent designer and pattern maker Sarah over at Ohhh Lulu created a beautiful six-strap style. When I reached out to Sarah to make sure it was okay to use her pattern for this sew-a-long, she kindly provided a coupon code for all of you to use!  Use Addicted15 to receive 15% off your order. The coupon expires March […]

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  Now that we’re back to our regular programming, this month we will be going over making your own panties. Please note that I do not follow the pattern instructions precisely; small changes were made for ease of construction. Materials Needed: Kwik Sew Pattern K3881 – Available in sizes XS thru XL Knit fabric 2 to 4 packs of Dritz lingerie elastic – 2 packs per garment 1 or 2 spools […]

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This month, we will be continuing with burlesque-inspired lingerie while continuing our break from our sewing machines! In Feathers and Elastic: How to Make Burlesque Inspired Lingerie you will not be using any specific patterns, but rather working with limited materials to create showgirl lingerie. Continuing on with the inspiration I received from working with Philadelphia’s Cabaret Administration, I’ve created a basic frame bra, shimmy belt, and ostrich feather fan. Everything […]

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