Bra sewing basics: Should I make a bra toile?

Make a bra toile

When sewing a pattern for the first time, it’s normal to make a toile, or mock-up. This test-run allows you to make any necessary alterations for the pattern to fit your body. Whilst it’s always tempting to dive straight in to a project in the excitement of starting something new, taking the time out to sew a toile […]

Part 2: How to make a Lace Bra

Pink Lace Bra

Part 2: How to make a lace bra Continuing on from yesterday’s post on how to make a lace bra: Part 1 This post will cover: Sewing underwire casing to bra cups Attaching elastic to the armhole Attaching the hook and eye bra fastener Making and attaching your straps Inserting the underwire and sewing that casing closed […]

Part 1: How to make a Lace Bra

Pink Lace Bra

Want to know how to make a lace bra? Here’s a quick guide on how to make one. This post will cover: Making up your bra cups Attaching your cups to your bridge Sewing the wings to the frame Attaching underband elastic Please note this set of instructions is for a bra with cradle. Don’t know what […]

Bra Making Basics: Adjust your bra pattern to fit your hook and eye

Adjust your bra pattern to fit your hook and eye

How to adjust your bra pattern to fit your hook and eye bra fastener You’ve bought your sewing pattern and your chosen hook and eye bra fastener is too big (or too small) for your sewing pattern – what do you do? Don’t panic! It’s pretty easy to adjust your bra pattern… Grab a pen, […]

Choosing the right lace for Lingerie

how-to-choose-lace

Confused about choosing the right lace for lingerie and and bra making projects? What types of lace are out there and when to use them? (Or did you watch the Great British Sewing Bee and are now terrified of Lace?! Don’t worry, it’s really not that frightening!) Here’s a quick little guide for choosing the […]