Take a look at the sturdy construction of a 1950s bullet bra.
This month's sample garments
The fabrics used for this month’s sample garments were purchased locally. Here are some similar alternatives:
Uplift: The Bra in America: This garment has a pretty incredible history.
Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction: Want to know the secrets of bra couturiers? Read this.
Having trouble finding the right color elastic? Dye your own.
Bra Maker’s Supply: For all of your lace and elastic needs, check out this online store.
Lace Heaven: The name says it all.
Mary Not Martha: This Etsy shop is brimming with gorgeous lace and trims.
UK Bra/Lingerie Shops: Verykerryberry put together a handy list of suppliers in the UK.
Blackbird Fabrics: If you live in Canada and haven’t shopped with Blackbird yet, get on it!
Where to Shop: Bra & Lingerie Making: Cloth Habit put together a great list of international suppliers.
Articles and Websites
Orange Lingerie: You can trust Norma Loehr with all of your lingerie needs.
The Anatomy of a Bra: Each part plays a role in this essential undergarment. Understanding those roles is the first step in making your own.
Choosing the Right Lingerie Fabric: From sheer silk chiffon to sturdy nylon, here’s how to find dream fabrics for your next undergarment.
Behind the Seams: Take a look at the sturdy construction of a 1950s bullet bra.
Picking out lingerie fabric can be so much fun.
Here are some of our favorite lingerie patterns:
The Marlborough Bra: You’ll love this bra from Orange Lingerie.
Watson Bra: Cloth Habit’s bra pattern made some pretty big waves in the indie pattern community—with good reason!
Evelyn Wrap Front Romper: Ohhh Lulu’s romper features a ballet-inspired wrap front.
Madalynne: It’s hard to pick a favorite design!
How to Dye Your Own Elastic: Finding elastic to match your lingerie fabric can be a pain. Learn how to create custom colors at home.
The Art of Marbled Fabric: The centuries-old techniques used to create marbled papers can be used at home to make gorgeous silks, cottons, and more.
Sewing Bras: Construction and Fit: This Craftsy class guides you through bra construction and fitting.