Lingerie Sewing Tips
find these instructions very helpful when sewing your own lingerie. Oh,
and guess what, we have our own DIYStyle lingerie pattern out (small
coincidence?) by McCall's. Check it out!
- Finish the inside and the outside of your bra top with the addition of fold-over elastic, an all in one finish.
your time with this step. Divide the garment (perhaps the lower edge of
the bra "band") into equal fourths. Next, cut the fold-over elastic
according to the pattern piece for elastic. Divide the elastic into
fourths as well.
- Be sure to taken the time to divide
and conquer the elastic AND the bra top. Otherwise, this will lead to
garment disaster (how devastating!) and uneven application of elastic.
- Now match the "fourth" division on the bra top to the "fourth" division of the elastic and pin.
to sew! Stretch the elastic to "fit" the bra top edge. Stitch with a
zigzag stitch, catching both the front and the back of the elastic at
the same time� ooh la la�so fine a finish.
material for your bra top straps is ribbon or clear elastic. You'll
need bra hardware, available from the fabric store, but then all you
need to do is weave a 3/8" ribbon or same width clear elastic through
the hardware and attach to the bra top. Clear elastic works really well
for any garment, because it virtually disappears against the skin. And
as far as ribbon�polka dots, double-sided colored ribbon, satin, or
grosgrain works wonders to add a pop to your sassy little surprise!
Download this Project (pdf) for your DIYStyle Notebook