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 […]
How to Make Perfect Spaghetti Straps by Orange Lingerie

How to Make Perfect Spaghetti Straps

If you saw my lace tutorial on the Britex Fabrics blog or my couture camisole you saw one my favorite things to make – spaghetti straps! I learned a great technique to make the perfect straps from Susan Khalje a few years ago and it never fails to produce a beautiful result. Here are the step-by-step instructions: 1) Cut two 18” […]
Marlborough Bra Inspiration on the Orange Lingerie blog

Marlborough Bra Inspiration, the Spring Edition

I love seeing all the beautiful versions of my sewing patterns that you all make! With the start of May I just had to share some of my favorite spring themed Marlborough bras. I was also thinking that wearing hand made lingerie is perhaps the easiest way to participate in Me Made May! So who made all these lovely […]
Bra Making Workshop Recap on Orange Lingerie Blog

Bra Making Workshop Recap

I just got back from a great weekend of teaching bra making at A Gathering of Stitches in Portland, Maine. Samantha, the proprietress, was a great hostess and I love that she made everyone a gift bag that included sewing notions and tasty treats! We started the workshop by finding everyone’s Marlborough bra size. I have […]
How to Easily Decrease a Bra Band on Orange Lingerie Blog

A Fast and Easy Way to Decrease a Bra Band

When I wrote about how to fit a bra using a toile (a.k.a. a muslin), I mentioned that the band may initially feel too loose and if so, you should keep it that way and alter it later on if necessary. If the band is still too large once you have attached all the elastics, […]
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How to Test a Bra Sewing Pattern

If you read my post “The Fastest Way to Find Your Bra Pattern Size” then you know how to quickly find what size bra to sew up. I also mentioned in that post that the most accurate way to test the fit of a bra pattern is to make a toile (also known as a muslin) of […]
The Fastest Way to Find Your Bra Pattern Size on the Orange Lingerie Blog

The Fastest Way to Find Your Bra Pattern Size

If you are wondering what size bra to sew you are not alone! I am asked about sizing more than any other topic. The question of bra size is a tricky one since many individuals are not wearing the correct size bra or do not know what size they should be wearing. It is incredibly rare […]