How to Move Straps for a Better Fitting Bra on the Orange Lingerie Blog

How to Move Straps for a Better Fitting Bra

You probably know by now that bra straps are not responsible for providing bust support, (you can read more about that here) yet bra straps do play a role in the overall fit of a bra. Role of bra straps Bra straps keep the bra in the correct position on the body. If the straps are too wide […]
How to Increase a Bra Band on the Orange Lingerie Blog

How to Increase a Bra Band

With the release of the new size range for the Marlborough bra sewing pattern, I thought it would be a good time to review some bra sewing pattern adjustments. Since I have had requests for larger band sizes, I am going to start with a tutorial on how increase a bra band. For some background, I […]
New Marlborough Bra Sewing Pattern Size Range by Orange Lingerie

New Marlborough Bra Sewing Pattern for DDD to J cups!

Ever since I released the Marlborough bra sewing pattern, the number one request I receive is to add more sizes. So starting today a new Marlborough bra sewing pattern is available for DDD to J cups for size 30 to 40 bands. I am super excited to be able to make this beautiful bra sewing pattern available to even more sewists! […]
How to Prepare for a Successful Sewing Project on the Orange Lingerie Blog

How to Prepare for a Successful Sewing Project

You have your pattern and your fabric and you can’t wait to dive in and sew up your project. While we all want to just get sewing, it is important to test your tools first! It only needs to take a few minutes and it can save you a lot of heartache. Want proof? Take a look at […]
The Easiest Way to Increase Your Sewing Speed on the Orange Lingerie Blog

The Easiest Way to Increase Your Sewing Speed

  The time it takes to sew a project is largely the sum of the time it takes to complete each task. The time it takes to complete each task is primarily driven by body motion, so the more motions that are required, the more time it takes to complete a project. What all this […]
How to Get Perfect ¼" Seams for Lingerie Sewing on the Orange Lingerie Blog

How to Get Perfect ¼” Seams for Lingerie Sewing

Most lingerie sewing involves ¼” seam allowances. These small seam allowances make it easier than the standard garment seam allowances to sew all the curves involved in making lingerie. In fact, if your lingerie pattern has larger seam allowances, I recommend decreasing them to ¼”. Importance of Accurate Seam Allowances Because seam lines are not usually […]
Tips and Tricks for Marking Fabric on the Orange Lingerie Blog

Tips and Tricks for Marking Fabric

Continuing on with the summer “pro tips” series, today is about marking tools and how to mark your fabric. Marking lingerie sewing pattern pieces is important, especially for bras, since it is not always obvious how the pieces fit together. Accurate marking also makes it much easier to assemble your garment. First things First When it comes […]
Crafty Planner Podcast information on the Orange Lingerie blog

Crafty Planner Podcast Interview

Last week I spoke with Sandi from Crafty Planner. I just started listening to her podcast and really enjoy it so it was especially fun to be included! As part of our conversation after the interview she said something about wanting to make making things less scary. I think that is a great philosophy and one that I applaud […]