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?
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