Entries by Norma

Best Practices for Packing Lingerie

Everyone has their own special way to efficiently pack garments for a trip. With their delicate fabrics and wired or foam structure, packing bras and underwear deserve special consideration. In this post, I share my favorite method for packing bras and underwear for a trip. How to Pack Bras Most of my bras do not contain […]

Additional Undergarments to Consider Packing for Vacation

Lingerie requirements for a vacation go beyond just bras and underwear. What about all the other lingerie you enjoy when you are at home? Which pieces should you take along with you on your trip? Following is a framework for thinking about the lingerie you will want to make room for in your suitcase. Sleep […]

How to Launder Lingerie While Traveling

By committing to launder your lingerie while traveling, you are not only freeing up valuable suitcase space but you are also ensuring your lingerie looks great and has a long life. Don’t worry, laundering your delicates on the road is really easy and takes hardly any time at all! If you have read my post […]

How Much Lingerie You Need to Pack for Your Trip

In the last post, I wrote about how to formulate a lingerie packing strategy. Now it is time to figure out how many bras and pairs of underwear are necessary for a trip. Once you know the minimum number of pieces you must pack to ensure fresh undergarments every day, you can add additional pieces. […]

Strategies for Packing Lingerie for Vacation

Packing for any trip can be a challenge! Suddenly you don’t have access to your entire lingerie drawer and all you have is what you managed to fit into your suitcase. This can either freeing or terrifying depending on how you like to get dressed! Over the next few posts I am going to break down […]

New Bra Making Kits for the Fenway Bra!

Once again Orange Lingerie has teamed up with Tailor Made Shop to create bra making kits, this time for the Fenway bra. We both love this bra pattern so much that we put together seven different options! After sewing them all up I still can’t decide which is my favorite! There is the black lace (pictured […]

An Easy Way to Add Support to your Bra

Sometimes you want a little more support from your bra or perhaps you just want to prevent the side seam from riding up on your body. No problem! All you need to do is add a little side boning! You can do this with any bra that has a side seam, including ready-to-wear bras that are […]

One Trick I Teach in All My Workshops

There is a simple way to be sure that your hook and eye closure fits onto your bra precisely. It can even be done after most of the sewing is complete! If you have my book you already know this handy tip and I make sure to teach this technique in all my workshops! Because […]

How to Strengthen Fold Over Elastic

I have heard from a few Fenway bra makers that their fold over elastic does not have a very firm stretch. If this is the case for you, there is a simple solution! I use this same method when I want to use a decorative trim that is technically just a bit too stretchy for […]

How to Make Foam Cups for the Fenway Bra

  Sometimes you want to use a lightweight cut and sew foam for bra making to add some extra support and create an extra smooth profile. Since the Fenway bra is a frameless (partial band) style, and often has a sheer contrast upper cup, the procedure is a bit different from what you are used to. […]