Hi Sewcialists! We’ve noticed that many people are sewing bras and binders for our #SewOverUnder theme month, so we’ve gathered together a quick list of trustworthy resources for you!
- First of all, did you know that Sewcialists hosted a Lingerie Theme Month back in 2015?
- Do you have a bra you love and want to replicate? Try Andie’s tutorial for cloning a bra! (This remains one of our most popular Sewcialists posts ever!)
- Bluprint has detailed classes about lingerie — if you don’t have a membership, you could try a free trial for 7 days and binge watch all the bramaking!
- YouTube has a wealth of video tutorials and reviews!
- August is #BRAugust on Instagram, and it’s Lingerie Month for #SewMyStyle2019, so it’s the perfect time to explore what resources and patterns other sewists are enjoying!
Resources for Larger Busts:
Bigger boobs require more scaffolding, and patterns are harder to find.
- Professional bramaker Mrs. Weaver gave us design tips for larger busts here on the Sewcialists!
- I hosted Lingerie Month at the Curvy Sewing Collective in 2016, so go check out the month worth of posts about fabrics, patterns, techniques and tips for full busts!
- Here’s an updated list of patterns and resources from the CSC in 2017, written by our own past-Sewcialists and CSC Editor Meg!
A binder helps reduce the bust rather than accentuate it. I’m sewing one this month for a relative who has transitioned to male, and I’m so excited to give him something with personality!
- You loved Glitter Grandpa’s Sewcialists blog post — and I’ve heard great things about this binder drafting tutorial on Etsy!
- Jasika Nicole and Shannon have both blogged about binders they’ve sewn.
To get you in the mood, gently!
- Emerald Erin on Love To Sew
- OhhhLulu on Maker.Style
- Bramaking FAQ with Evie La Luve Lingerie on Maker Style
- Orange Lingerie on Crafty Planner
Pattern Makers We Trust:
There are countless lingerie pattern makers out there these days, but here are a few that the Sewcialists team has personal experience with. Many of them have extensive blog posts and tutorials to help you through the process. Buying a trustworthy pattern and learning from the instructions is a great way to start.
Phew! That’s a lot on information, and we are just scratching the surface of what is available online! Remember, you absolutely don’t have to interpret the “under” part of #SewOverUnder as lingerie, but if you do, we hope this has given you a place to start. Please add your own favourite resources, patterns and designers in the comments!
I’m going to get back into the bra making – seriously.
I should give you some of my supplies – I’m not feeling it anymore myself! 😉
Liz Sews on You Tube has many bramaking vlogs.