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attaching bra straps and hook & eye | Watson Sew Along

Watson Sew Along: Attaching Bra Straps & Closures

It’s our last day of the sew along! I hope you have enjoyed making your own lingerie as much as I do! Along the way I’ve covered many lingerie sewing techniques, materials and some of the “whys” behind them. I hope these give you confidence in sewing your next lingerie projects! Today we are going …

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inserting cups in the Watson Bra | Watson Sew Along at Cloth Habit

Watson Sew Along #9: Inserting Bra Cups and Elastic

Happy February everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. We’re getting close to finishing the bra! Today we’ll be sewing in the cups and attaching elastic. I took a few extra photos to help with some of the tricky parts, and will be back tomorrow with all the finishing touches. Insert the Right Cup …

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sewing the cups | Watson Sew Along

Watson Sew Along #8: Sewing the Bra Cups & Frame

At last we get to sewing everyone’s favorite–the bra! I’m going to jump right into it, because this is going to be a picture-heavy post. Today we’re going to make the straps, put together the cups and sew the frame of the bra. I’ve also included some hopefully helpful tips for sewing with slippery tricot. …

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sewing the bikini | Watson Sew Along

Watson Sew Along #7: Cutting & Sewing the Bikini

Alrighty, it’s finally time to do some sewing! You may have noticed that I’ve changed up the schedule a bit. I decided to save the dyeing tutorial for a future day. That gives us room to focus on sewing the bra and keeps things a bit simpler for the beginners. Sound good? Today we’re going …

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cutting a scalloped lace cup | Watson Sew Along

Watson Sew Along #6: Cutting a Scalloped Lace Cup

Cutting scalloped lace for lingerie is one of my favorite things to do. It involves a little bit of creativity and some lace detective work. It’s a bit like cutting plaids, but thankfully lingerie pieces are tiny! I’ve made the Watson in a few scalloped laces for fun, so today I want to share how …

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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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Bikini alterations| Watson Sew Along at Cloth Habit

Watson Sew Along #3: Bikini Alterations

Today we’re going to give the bikini some love. I know that the bra is the star of this pattern but it’s always fun to make a matching set. I never feel complete if I don’t make bottoms to go with my tops! I like a few different styles of underwear. My go-to is my …

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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 #1: Gather Fabric & Supplies

Hello everyone and welcome to the Watson Sew Along! I’m excited to get started, and today we’re going to jump in with a little preparation and gather up our supplies. Find Your Size First things first… If you haven’t done so yet, you’ll want to measure yourself and find your size using the suggestions in …

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