Entries by Norma

Lexington Bra – Variation for Split Lower Cups

I am loving seeing all of your Lexington Bras! I hope today’s pattern modification will inspire you to create even more lovely Lexingtons! This variation came about while I was researching inspiration for the Lexington bra. I noticed several similar styles with a split lower cup. I love the look of the split cup and […]

Lexington Bra Sewing Inspiration

Thank you all for your lovely response to our newest bra pattern, Lexington! I am so excited to be able to offer you this bold and unique style, and I can’t wait to see all your versions of it! While very few bras on the market currently offer the same combination of supportive cups without […]

Introducing the Lexington Bra Pattern!

It is always thrilling to offer a new sewing pattern and today I am super excited to introduce you to our newest bra sewing pattern, the Lexington! I have been wanting to add a wireless bra to our collection for a while now, but getting support and shaping without underwires is quite the challenge! Of […]

How Often You Should Wash Your Bra

One of the most common questions I am asked is “How often should I wash my bra?” and every time I answer, I am greeted with a shocked response. So here it is: If you want your bras to perform at their best and last as long as possible, you need to wash your bra […]

How to Keep Your Bra Straps from Falling

You know the feeling; you are sitting in an important meeting and suddenly you feel a bra strap slide down your shoulder. There are a few reasons why this might be happening and depending on the cause, there are concrete steps you can take to prevent strap slip. Let’s back up and just quickly refresh […]

It’s a Bra Anniversary!

This month our Marlborough bra sewing pattern celebrates its five-year anniversary. It is hard to believe that five years have passed since we published our first sewing pattern! Since 2014 we have published over one dozen lingerie sewing patterns, including two underwear patterns (the Kingston thong and the Montgomery brief) that I created just so […]

Even More Sewing Tips for Bra Making!

Over the summer I shared a lot of my favorite pro tips for bra making. As I was putting those posts together, I thought of even more tips to help you make your own beautiful and professional looking lingerie! Below I capture a few of my favorites. Sewing Small Pieces Sewing small pieces can be […]

Our Best Bra Sewing Tips and Tricks

It is hard to believe that I have been writing about how to make your own beautiful and professional looking lingerie for over 9 years! With so many sewists focused on bra making this month with the “#BRAugust” Instagram photo challenge, I thought it would be helpful to share some my top tips from the […]

A Method to Make Any Sewing Project Easier

If there was one technique I wish for every sewist to use, it is this one! It works like a charm when sewing any garment but I find it particularly valuable when it comes to bra making. This method has reduced student construction errors in my bra making workshops to almost zero. What is this […]