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 […]
The Best Way to Cut Out Pattern Pieces on the Orange Lingerie Blog

The Best Way to Cut Out Pattern Pieces

Over the next few months I will be posting a series of tips on how to get great results when you make your own lingerie. In fact, just about all my lingerie sewing tips and tricks can be applied to any sewing project! This week’s tip is all about accurate cutting. Accurate cutting is especially important when it comes […]