Browsing Category: Lingerie Making

Lace Half Cup Bra (+ Tutorial!)

Hi everybody! I’ve been missing for quite a long time, right? I’ve been working like crazy on my final project to get my patternmaking graduate, but now it’s finished at last! I’ll show you my final garments (a dress and a hand embroidered cape!), as soon as I get decent pictures of them 😉 But, for now, you’ll have to settle for… yes, another bra!

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Embellishing your Handmade Bras (II): Ruffles

Hi guys! Today I bring you another post in the Embellishing series: this one is about adding ruffles to your bras and underwear (you can read the first part about echo stitching here!). Today I’ll show you how to draft and sew a ruffle to your bra, just like I did with my Ballerina Bra, and next time we’ll do a similar technique for adding flounces. You’ll be amazed at how this simple detail can completely change the look of a basic bra or a plain panty!

So, let’s dive in:

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Embellishing your handmade bras (I): Echo Stitching

Hi everyone! I’m here again, and with a new post as I promised! We’re starting February now and Saint Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so many of us are using it as an excuse to sew (even more) new lingerie… right? Tell me that I’m not the only one! 😉

Some of us are trying new patterns, while others already have their favourites, the faithful ones that they make again and again. I’m usually in this group: I have a self-drafted bra pattern that fits me really well and I tend to make small modifications around it. I’ve used it for my Marie Antoinette bra, for the Ballerina bra and for my power bar bras. But, as much as you love the shape of your favourite pattern, you could do with a little more variety without compromising the fit or changing the style lines.

 

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Shopping for Lingerie Supplies: The English Couture Company

Some weeks ago I received some sad news: my go-to store for bra-making supplies in Barcelona stopped carrying several things, like cut-and-sew foam, many types of elastic and almost all underwire sizes. Oh, THE drama!! There isn’t any other place for buying those things in Barcelona (at least, not that I know!) and I decided to order them online.

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How to: Make a scalloped lace panty

I don’t usually share my panty makes in the blog because I find them… a little boring, to be honest! But today I thought I could share my favourite pattern alteration for panties: getting a scalloped lace back!

I like this kind of panties because they’re less bulky (meaning, less visible panty lines under clothing!) and also really comfortable, because you don’t have elastic edges cutting into the skin of your, ejem, rear view 😉

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A (slightly modified) Noelle Set!

I’m sure you all know it by now, but just a few days ago Madalynne wrote in her blog my two favourite words in English: FREE PATTERNS! 😉  Yep, she has released for free the Noelle set: a halter bralette and a high-waisted panty pattern, and they both look so stylish and comfy!

I received the pattern earlier because I applied as a pattern tester, so I meant to sew them sooner but… sadly life got in the way and I couldn’t finish them until yesterday. And, of course, I’ve worn the complete set today because I’m super happy of how they turned out!

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All About Power Bars (IV): Drafting and Sewing the Seamed Power Bar

Hi guys! Today I present you the last part of my powerbar series!! You can read here the first part (general information about the power bars), the second part (about internal power bars) and the third part (about external power bars). This fourth part is going to be about drafting and sewing the seamed power bar! It’s a very popular style that allows for lots of variations, so let’s begin!

SEAMED POWER BAR

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