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Watson Sew Along schedule and post list | Cloth Habit

Watson Sew Along Schedule

Happy New Year everyone! I’m a day (or six) late, but I hope your holidays were happy and full of love. Here’s to a wonderful year in sewing! I’ve been recuperating from travels, planning new projects for the year and of course I’m getting ready for the Watson Sew Along. That’s right, we’re going to …

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Choosing fabrics and notions for the Watson Bra & Bikini

Watson: Guide to Materials and Notions

Today I want to talk a little bit about selecting fabrics for the Watson and I’ll share a few examples from my own projects. I know that shopping for lingerie fabrics and bra-making supplies the first time around can be a little bit overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Bras in particular use a …

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Strapless Bra | Cloth Habit

Made: Strapless Bra & Knickers

Happy October y’all! My favorite month of the year. Unfortunately, unlike the pumpkin patch, apple-dunking hayride-loving October I grew up with, Austin is still experiencing some seriously hot summer weather. So I have some days left to squeeze in my new tank dress and this strapless set. And if you followed along with my progress, …

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How to add boning to a strapless bra at Cloth Habit

Bra Making: Add Boning to a Strapless Bra

Oh hey, remember my strapless bra project? This week I had a little “me sewing time” after over a month away, and finally worked on finishing it up! Have you ever used boning in a strapless dress or bra? It’s is one of those little extra things that can add shape and staying up power. …

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Sister sizes can help you use a bra pattern that may not have your exact size | Cloth Habit

Bra Making: What is Sister Sizing?

Have you heard the term “sister sizing”? It’s a great term for explaining how bra sizes shift in band and cups. The basic idea is this: Sister sizing refers to the same cup but on a different size band. As a bra band size gets smaller, the same cup volume will have a bigger letter, …

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Fitting a strapless bra pattern | Cloth Habit

Bra Making: Fitting a Strapless Bra

A few weeks ago I reunited with my Juki, the machine I busted sewing in belt loops five months ago! It turns out there is one person in the whole country that can fix the gear I broke and he’s a very busy guy. I have an older Bernina on which I can sew lingerie …

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designing a strapless bra | Cloth Habit

Bra Making: Designing a Strapless Bra

Hello all! So I have been a little quiet here on the blog and elsewhere online, but I’m working on some really fun projects, which include lingerie patterns and even a mini collection of handmade pieces. I have a hard time stopping mid-process to write about it, but promise I’ll give a sneak peak soon. …

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Making a Foam Cup Bra: Part 3 | Cloth Habit

Making a Foam Cup Bra: Part 3

Today I’m going to finish my bra! At this point I have two sets of cups–the foam cups and the outer coverings–and have also assembled my frame and band, including putting in the hem elastic. Most of the remaining steps are the same as your normal bra construction. If you need to fill in some …

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How to Make a Foam Cup Bra | tutorial at Cloth Habit

Making a Foam Cup Bra: Part 2

Today I’ll be cutting out my pieces and get started sewing. First, let’s make some some changes to your cup pattern to work with foam. As I mentioned yesterday, these techniques can be used with any bra cups. I’d recommend starting with a pattern that you are familiar with making. It can have any kind …

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Making a Foam Cup Bra: Part 1

This summer I have planned a few foam-lined bras for my wardrobe. One of these is going to be strapless style I can wear comfortably underneath my low-backed tops and dresses. Comfort being a key word, because I have never found a strapless that doesn’t make me squeam. I like using foam linings when I …

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