It’s official! This July is going to be Lingerie Sewing Month here on the Sewcialist website. As always, it’s a theme, not a specific sew-along… so if you sew yourself any bras, underwear, slips, corsets, robes or PJs in July you can upload pics into our Flickr group to be included in the round up. (Don’t worry, they don’t have to be modeled pics!) We’ve had a couple great offers to guest post – Thanks ladies! If you are interested in writing a pattern review, tutorial, resource post or anything else, just let me know in the comments.
Things will kick off officially at the start of July, but I wanted to give you a chance to track down materials in advance. Unless you already sew a lot of lingerie, you might not have the right fabrics and trims in your stash!
As for me, I’ve signed up for a two-day custom bra sewing course at Bra Maker’s Supply which happens to be located just an hour away! The owner teaches the two Craftsy bra making courses, so I feel like I’ll be in good hands (literally?) I can’t wait to learn some new skills! (If you are looking for a place to start, Bra Maker’s Supply sells patterns, kits, fabrics and notions online, and is well-known and respected… and the Craftsy classes look interesting too!) I’d like to try sewing a Watson bra or two first, but we’ll see. On the boring-but-useful side, I’ve got plans for a slip and a few pairs of leggings shorts to wear under dresses.
What patterns or projects might you sew for Lingerie Sewing Month?
Gosh Gilllian I am SO JEALOUS that you get to take a class at Bra Maker’s Supply! I predict you’re about to become addicted to lingerie making :D! At the top of my sewing bucket list is to attend Beverly’s Boob Camp. I live in California though, so it’s a long trip for me. One of these days I’m going to just go for it!
I’m pretty lucky!!! I’ve been thinking about it for years, but I’ve convinced myself it’ll be a money-saving venture in the end if it means I don’t have to shell out $100+ for every bra I buy!
I would love to learn how to make a decent fitting bra. Bit of a “Holy Grail” challenge for me. May have to rustle up a corset for this. Haven’t made one in ages. This could be the boot up the **** that I need. Xx
Have you made corsets before? Get going and make another! 🙂
I’d love to write up a pattern review of the Buchanan dressing gown! Please let me know if that would be appropriate for the Lingerie theme!
That’d be great! I’ve never seen a review of that pattern, so I’d be curious! Send me an email at email@example.com , and I’ll send you an invite to access the blog as an author! I’m hoping to get all the guest posts drafted by the end of June so I can see what we’ve got and spread them out in July… but if you need a bit longer to sew the pattern first, that’s ok! 🙂 Thanks!
This may be a good excuse to finally sew the Watson bra. Or at least the panties.
I need the same excuse! Time to get sewing!
You want me to finesse my cloning a bra post for this? 🙂 I can take better pictures for it and go through the steps like a proper tutorial. Let me know. It won’t be difficult to do that.
Hells yes please! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and then I’ll send you an invite to be an editor on the site! 🙂
I am SO excited to see this theme, thank you for setting it up! As a self confessed lingerie-making-addict I may not need a new excuse to indulge, but oh my, the idea of getting lots of other people to share in the joy of it, really, really excites me. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is making! Thanks again for facilitating it. I was just taking some photos of how to panel knicker front or back pattern pieces, inserting narrow lace trims into the seams (a very sweet detail that can be used on lots of knicker patterns)… if you’d like it as a guest post, I’d love to share?
Hiya! That sounds like a great post! I think knickers are such a nice friendly way to get into lingerie sewing – not as scary to fit as a bra, and there are so many patterns out there! I’ve never done lace inserts though, so I’ll look forward to your post!
Send me an email at email@example.com, and we’ll figure it out! Thanks!
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A Majestic post. Cheers for the share! I am in the process of getting my special lady some seductive lingerie for Xmas so I am reading up on the topic. But unfortunately, I am still none the wiser 🙂