Orange Lingerie Table at Dose Market

Sewing Patterns!

Ever since I launched Orange Lingerie (nearly 4 years ago!) I have been drafting bra patterns to fit individual clients and to make small batches of ready-to-wear lingerie for local designer markets. When it came time to edit and test my book Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction I decided that I needed to use the materials my readers would have access to so I used a variety commercially available bra patterns to run through the techniques in my book.

As I worked with commercial patterns I saw room for innovation and a different point of view so I started to think about producing my patterns for those who wanted to sew my designs. As readers of my book and my blog started asking more about Orange Lingerie patterns, the thought really took hold.

I have mentioned this to a few of you but here is the formal announcement: I am going to start making my lingerie patterns available! I still have work to do to get everything ready for the release of the first pattern but soon you will be able to purchase Orange Lingerie sewing patterns!

I will continue to tweet and post pictures of my progress on Instagram. You can also join my email list to be notified as soon as patterns are released and to find out how and where you can buy them.

Now back to work!

18 replies
  1. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    This is an incredibly exciting announcement! I recently purchased your ebook in hopes of dabbling in bra sewing, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to use the patterns as a companion to the instructions!

  2. MadeByMeg
    MadeByMeg says:

    This is beyond exciting. As I’ve worked to find my perfect bra pattern over the past year, I have definitely felt that something is lacking! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got 🙂

  3. K-Line
    K-Line says:

    Hey N: This is terrific! Will you have one available in a small back / large cup range (aka 28-32 F-H range)?

    • Norma
      Norma says:

      Hi Kristin! The first pattern is for a set and the bralette is for smaller cup sizes. I have a pattern planned for larger cup sizes in 2014. I’ll be sure to keep you posted!

  4. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    YAY! I can’t wait! I love a good bralette for lounging around the house, but I’ll also be looking out for a pattern for larger busts!

  5. Ms. McCall
    Ms. McCall says:

    I’m very excited about this! I thought your book was great, but the construction tips would have been so much more useful to me if they related to a specific pattern!

  6. CGCouture
    CGCouture says:

    I guess K-Line technically beat me to it, but I’d love a pattern for large cup sizes–especially a strapless!! 🙂

  7. Novita
    Novita says:

    This is such a great news! I love trying out new patterns. Can’t wait to see the patterns, Norma!

  8. maddie
    maddie says:

    How excited! I can’t wait to get my hands on a pattern. You know I’ll be one of the first to try it out!

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