Two New Lingerie Sewing Patterns!

Two New Lingerie Sewing Patterns

I have a thing for matching sets so I just had to design underwear that would compliment the Marlborough bra. Because I like to have both thong and brief options, I created both styles and you can buy them now! One of my goals with these designs was to use the same lace, fabrics and elastics that are […]

The Secret to Finding Hidden Bra Sizes

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The most asked question about the Marlborough bra pattern is “Will it fit me?” Usually this question comes from someone outside of the size range listed on the pattern. It is an excellent question and many times, my answer is actually yes! This bit of sizing magic is possible through what is called “sister sizing”. Sister […]

How to Learn Bra Making in 14 Hours

Drafting

The best way to jump start your knowledge on any topic, is to learn from an expert. Sure you can read a book or watch a video, but nothing really beats live and in-person hands on training. That is precisely why I am starting to offer bra making workshops! In my workshops I lead you […]

The Magic of Manipulation

Tricot fabric swatches

It happens to all of us. We fall in love with a fabric that is completely unsuitable for our project. Bra making is certainly no exception. So how do you use that fun Spandex print fabric to make your next bra? Or how do you make a plain tricot more interesting? Well, as usual, you […]

Bra Making Notions Explained

Underarm and Band Elastic

My last post reviewed bra making fabrics, but as you well know, you need more than fabric to make a bra. Like most bras, the Marlborough calls for about a half dozen different notions. That may sound like a lot, but each has a clear role to play in creating this bra. Let’s review them one […]

Guide to Bra Making Materials

Swatch Box

One of the potentially confusing parts of making a bra is choosing the fabric and in my book I provide general guidelines for selecting materials. With the release of my Marlborough bra pattern, I wanted to review the necessary materials and provide specific recommendations for my pattern. Like many bras, the Marlborough requires four different […]

New Notions

Pizza Wheel

I am always on the look out for new tools to help me get my job done better, faster and easier. I previously detailed the notions used most in my workroom in my book and on my resources page. Since then I have added a few new tools to the mix! “Pizza wheel” I discovered […]

Now Available in Print!

Print Book

When I launched my book last year, I heard from a lot of people who simply insisted they had to have a print edition. Well, guess what? I listened! As of today, my book is available in a lovely full color 8″ x 10″ paperback edition, all freshly edited and formatted. Enjoy!

Welcome Threads Magazine Readers!

Threads Magazine, August/September 2014

I am so excited to have an article published in the August/September 2014 issue of Threads Magazine! It is simply thrilling to seeing my article appear in a publication that I have read for nearly 20 years! This article was over a year in the making, from the submission of the idea in March 2013, […]