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Hi guys! As some of you probably know, I purchased the PGM 602E Lingerie Dress Form a few months back. I have a review for that dress form coming soon, but I wanted to share with you my journey to finding a lingerie dress form before settling on the PGM form.
Everyone’s criteria for an ideal lingerie dress form differs, so I hope my research will aid you in your quest for finding the form that is perfect for your needs!
For me, I’ve been thinking of getting a lingerie dress form for photography/display purposes. I enjoy taking flat photos of my finished lingerie projects, but I think they look better on a body or a dress form. Photographing lingerie on a body or a form gives you a better idea of the cut and style lines of a particular bra or underwear pattern. Since I’m unwilling to model my lingerie projects, the next best thing is to buy a dress form.
I will also be using the dress form for pattern reviews, because it’s useful to have a model with consistent measurements modeling all the different patterns out there.
In this post, I will cover the following topics:
What I’m Looking for in a Lingerie Dress Form
Various Dress Forms I’ve Considered and Their Pros and Cons
Hi guys, I’m doing a simple tutorial today: I will be covering how to sew adjustable bra straps. Sewing adjustable bra straps is fairly easy, but can be pretty confusing for a first timer. There are also many chances to make mistakes that you never even consider. When I first stared sewing bras, I had a few snafus where I threaded the strap elastic incorrectly through the slider. I would end up with the wrong side of the strap elastic facing outwards!
Technically if you are sewing your own bras, you can just cut the strap elastic to the length that fits you perfectly and leave it at that. However, overtime, the strap elastic will lose its elasticity and you will be forced to shorten the elastic when that happens. Otherwise the straps will keep slipping off your shoulder when you wear the bra. This is why it’s advantageous to make your bra straps adjustable–you can just tighten the strap elastic once the elasticity goes.
If you want to learn how to make adjustable bra straps, read on!
Hi guys, it seems to be the year of the panties for me. I think I’ve reached a saturation point with the amount of bras in my wardrobe, so I will be taking a break from sewing bras for myself until I wear some of them out. I will still continue to make bra patterns that pique my interest, but those will be given away to friends and family.
For now, I’m focusing on my panties wardrobe. I don’t need a lot of variety–I’m mostly looking to sew up bikinis and maybe some hi-waisted panties.
However, if you are looking for more variety in your underwear wardrobe, I’ve got you covered! Below is a round up of 50 panties patterns in a variety of cuts and styles. I’ve broken them down into categories so you can easily locate the cut you’re looking for.
Hi guys! I have a confession to make. Up until this year, I’ve been pretty unexcited about sewing panties. The main reason being that buying panties that fit is not really a pain point for me. I can get perfectly cute and reasonably well-fitting underwear from aerie at $2.00 a pop when they’re on sale.
I’m serious. When it comes to underwear, I don’t really need a varied selection. I don’t shop for thongs or g-strings or tangas or cheekies. I’m a bikini/hipster/boy brief kind of girl through and through.
My absolute favorite cut is actually the bikini and while aerie’s bikinis come in cute prints and great colors, the rise is actually a little low on my long torso. The material quality is also a little lacking. However, these small problems haven’t been enough to get me to make more panties for myself. (Yes, I do sew a lot of panties as evident on Instagram, but they are generally gifts and not for personal wear.)
But then, Hannah of Evie la Luve released the Frankie Panties Pattern and suddenly I have the perfect bikini pattern. I can finally dig into all the printed stretch fabric that I’ve been hoarding away and turn them into bikini panties for everyday wear.
And apparently, I’m not the only one who had a panty awakening (this absolutely awesome term was coined by Erin of Emerald Erin). For the month of March, Erin of Emerald Erin is throwing a Sew Panty Party. It’s easy to participate. If you feel like you’ve been neglecting your panties wardrobe, all you have to do is sew up some panties for the month of March and hashtag your makes #sewpantyparty on Instagram. To learn more about the Sew Panty Party, check out Erin’s post here.
So are you in a panties sewing mood? Because I’ve rounded up 25 panties sewing resources and tutorials to help you make your own underwear!
Hi guys! This year, it seems like everyone is using narrow stretch lace trim on their underwear sewing projects.
With the recent release of Evie La Luve’s new Frankie Panties Pattern and Ohhh Lulu Lingerie’s Celeste Bikini Panties Pattern, I thought it would be fitting if I did a roundup of places you can purchase narrow stretch lace trim and get cracking on those panties projects.
Note: This list consists of online shops only and not physical stores. The stores are categorized by continents and regions and listed in alphabetical order. I’ve also indicated if they ship internationally.
I know some people like to wait until New Years to make resolutions. Well, it’s now February and it’s too late to make resolutions. Which is why I say: forget new years resolutions. If you want to make the commitment to start bra making, you can do that anytime.
Bra making is more accessible than ever. New bra making supplies stores, bra patterns, and bra making classes are cropping up everyday. Every week, there’s an outpour of bra making projects or tutorials or tips being shared on blogs and social media channels. There’s even a podcast that dedicated a month to cover bra making topics. With so many readily available resources, there’s no better time to get started in bra making than now.
Without further ado, here are 10 reasons why you should start bra making today.
Last week, I took over Maker Style’s instagram to talk about my favorite free underwear sewing patterns. We revealed a pattern each day and in each post I shared tips for materials and techniques you can try with each pattern.
It’s a new year and I’ve noticed that many makers have included lingerie making as part of their new year’s resolutions. Sewing lingerie does not have to be daunting–you don’t have to dive into an underwire bra as your first project. In fact, you can start with something simple like a pair of underwear. All the techniques you learn with sewing underwear can be applied towards more advanced lingerie projects.
Hopefully, this Instagram takeover has inspired some of you to start your lingerie sewing journey!
The download links to all the underwear patterns are now available over at Maker Style’s blog. Click here to view and download the patterns!
BRA & UNDERWEAR KIT GIVEAWAY
To wrap up this Instagram takeover, I am giving away a Bra & Underwear Kit! The kit contains the following:
Peach Nude Stretch Lace x 3 YDS
Beige Sheer Cup Lining 18″ x 28″
Power Net x 18″ x 29″
Peach Stretch Mesh x .5 YD
Panty Gusset Lining x Fat Quarter (not pictured)
Clear Narrow Elastic x 1.5 YD (not pictured)
Cut & Sew Foam x Fat Quarter
Peach Satin Elastic x 1.5 YD
3/8″ Peach Picot Plush Elastic x 4 YDS
7/16″ Peach Picot Plush Elastic x 1.5 YD
Peach Channeling x 1 YD
Hook & Eye x 1 (Choice of 2-Row or 3-Row)
1/2″ Rings & Sliders x 1 set each in (Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, Gunmetal)
To learn more about the Maker Style x Tailor Made Shop giveaway, head over to Maker Style’s Instagram to read the rules. The giveaway will end on February 6th. Good luck!