Lingerie & Bras

Once you learn to sew bras and lingerie you never go back to store bought. Find tips and tricks for sewing bras, pants and lingerie!

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Learning To Sew Lingerie

Sewing lingerie has always been on my to-do list. I love wearing slips, but they're hard to find, at least in the styles and fabrics that I like. And, bras too. It doesn't matter what size you are there is nothing worse than an ill-fitting or uncomfortable wearing bra. Vintage Sewing Patterns Sew Chic Slip…

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Add (Almost) Invisible Support to Your Blouse

I recently had to make a blouse pattern for my patternmaking class. The blouse had a yoke and the professor said that to provide extra support in the yoke, you could cut 2 pieces. (FYI: The yoke is the separate piece you see often across the back top of a blouse that usually extends over…

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Extra! Extra! Get Slim Support for Knit Garments

I recently came up with a neat trick for dealing with a knit garment that I was making with a pattern for woven garments. The fabric was wayyyyy too stretchy for my liking, especially at the waistline, shoulders and sleeve edges, and stay-stitching alone would not improve the situation. With a knit garment, if it's…

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Keep Your Waistline from Drooping

For any dress that has a bodice and a skirt, I like to add a waist stay to keep the waistline from drooping. Recently, I was working on a knit dress that was gorgeous, but droopy at the waist, and needed some support.  A stay is basically a grosgrain ribbon that is sewn to the waistline seam of…