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sewing lingerie

  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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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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As lovers of lingerie, we often buy too many bras and knickers. For some addicts, this also extends to lingerie books. Perhaps you want to learn about the history of lingerie or learn how to make your own lingerie. Maybe you like lingerie books with beautiful images as inspiration (coffee table book anyone?). Recently, I went on a book buying spree and bought too many lovely books. There was one new book I had not heard […]

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For this months project, How to Make Your Own Slips, I will be using this Vogue pattern. Before we start, I think it is important to note that both of these slips are drafted for small busted women. I will include some alterations that will allow you to make your own slips to fit a larger chest, but they are not supportive and will not look as pictured on the packaging. […]

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The patterns we will be working with are from the same set as last months. You will mostly be sewing in a straight line, and these pieces are not tight or fitted. Remember, the purpose of these projects is to get you used to sewing. You will be further exploring the basics as we go over making a muslin and sewing with stretch fabric. Please note that my instructions may not […]

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