Seamwork

February Discoveries

Resources and additional favorites for this issue.

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:

Ariane:

Eliza:

Books

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.

Supplies

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.

Patterns

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!

Florence and Geneva: Our first lingerie issue featured this set.

Almada and Lisbon: These two patterns are perfect for lounging.

Evelyn Wrap Front Romper: Ohhh Lulu’s romper features a ballet-inspired wrap front.

Madalynne: It’s hard to pick a favorite design!

DIY

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.


Classes

Sewing Bras: Construction and Fit: This Craftsy class guides you through bra construction and fitting.

February, 2017

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