Entries by Norma

How to Alter Devonshire Lace Cups for Fabric

The Devonshire love continues! This week I have a tutorial for converting the cup from using lace to using fabric. This conversion allows you to carry through your fabric print (or solid) through the entire front of the bra like the scuba fabric Devonshire pictured above. This alteration is also a great workaround for when […]

Easy Alterations to Customize Bra Cup Fit

Unique to our bra styles, our new Devonshire bra has a two-piece vertically seamed cup to provide beautiful uplift. With this new style I thought it would be helpful to post the most common pattern alterations that you can use to customize the fit of your Devonshire. Like our Boylston bra, the Devonshire bra is […]

Devonshire Bra Sewing Inspiration

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to our new Devonshire bra sewing pattern! I am thrilled with the reception and can’t wait to see all the Devonshire bras that you all make! Today I wanted to share some of my favorite looks that you can create using the Devonshire pattern. There are so many beautiful […]

Introducing the Devonshire Bra Pattern!

I am super excited to introduce you to our newest underwire bra sewing pattern, the Devonshire bra! For the Devonshire bra I wanted to create beautiful uplift with delicate lace. The first thing I think of for uplift from a bra are the cup seams and the underwire. Vertical seams are great for uplift since […]

Bra Sizing Guidelines Update

After personally fitting hundreds of students and working with even more bra sewing pattern customers, I have decided to revise our bra sizing guidelines. Let’s start with some bra sizing basics. First of all, there is no single sizing standard for bras (or clothing either for that matter). This means that bra sewing pattern sizing differs […]

Our First Video Course Available Now!

This video course has been in the making since last year and I am so excited to finally share it with you all! This first video course is designed to help improve bra fit for all bra makers. I took my experience with custom bra making and hundreds of hands on fittings with my students […]

We are Hiring!

UPDATE: We hired a studio assistant to start working with us in April 2019! Thank you everyone for your interest in Orange Lingerie. I hope to have more opportunities available soon! With ambitious goals for 2019 and beyond, we are looking to add to Team Orange! If you are interested in the Studio Assistant role described […]

New Year, New Bra Making Workshop!

Over the last 5 years I have taught hundreds of sewists how to fit and sew their own custom Marlborough bra in our classic two-day bra making workshop. With a mission to get every sewist making their own beautiful and professional looking lingerie, I feel like with every workshop I move Orange Lingerie one step […]

New Year, New Bra Making Kits!

Once again Orange Lingerie has teamed up with Tailor Made Shop to create bra making kits! This time we put together kits for the Lansdowne bra, the classic Marlborough bra and the Fenway bra sewing patterns. This release is a combination of your favorites as well as some stunning new combinations. We were finally able to get hold of more of […]

Where to Find Materials for the Mystic Bra

Since our new Mystic bra sewing pattern requires some different materials than our other bra patterns, I thought a post on sourcing the materials was in order! In this post I will review the materials used to make the Mystic bra and tell you where you can find them online.   FOAM CUPS At the core of […]