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cutting out the bra | Watson Sew Along at Cloth Habit

Watson Sew Along #5: Cutting the Bra

Alrighty, it’s time to get down to cutting! In this post, I’ll be going over the basics in cutting the bra. I also wanted to give you some creative options so I’ll be following this with a separate post on cutting a variation of the cup in scalloped stretch lace. Check Your Stretch Direction Before …

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Sewing Lingerie Elastic | Watson Sew Along

Watson Sew Along #4: Sewing Lingerie Elastic

We’re almost ready to cut! Before we get to cutting or sewing, I thought it would be useful to review the basics in sewing lingerie elastic. It’s very simple but you’ll be doing it over and over again. If you are brand new to sewing elastic, you don’t need any special equipment, just your regular …

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Alterations for cups and bands | Watson Sew Along at Cloth Habit

Watson Sew Along #2: Bra Fitting Alterations

I love being a student in the finer points of bra-fitting, but once in awhile I need a respite from the underwires and the structure. One of the things I love most about this pattern is that it is very easy to fit with a few simple adjustments. Over the next two posts, I’ll walk …

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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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Sew Lovely vintage lingerie sewing books | Cloth Habit

Book Shelf: Sew Lovely

I’ve got a small shelf devoted to books about lingerie design and sewing. And I mean small, since lingerie sewing is a niche craft and not nearly as well-explored as, say, tailoring jackets, hand quilting or fitting pants. That doesn’t stop me from collecting whatever I can find, if just for the inspiration, funky illustrations …

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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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