Tag Archives: Lingerie
When my local sewing guild challenged each member to decorate a bra, I decided to go with a steampunk theme. The result was quite fun! Sewing Diary: Steampunk Bra Challenge Enjoy!
Saturday’s Stash: Cotton Voile Voile (pronounced v’wall or sometimes voy’l) is an extremely lightweight, semi-sheer fabric. Polyester voile is often used for curtains or curtain linings, but cotton voile can be used for garments, especially summer dresses. It’s also ideal … Continue reading
Monday’s Mish-Mash: Ladies’ Undergarments: Bloomers, Pantaloons, or Drawers? Women’s drawers have frequently been misidentified. All it takes is a quick search of eBay and you’ll find plenty of Victorian drawers that have been mislabeled. So, what’s the difference between bloomers, … Continue reading
Sunday’s Someday Project: The Phantom of the Opera in Miniature—White Dressing Gown Previously, I mentioned my plans to make each of the major costumes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. First, the Hannibal Ballet costume and the … Continue reading
Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Boning Alternatives Boning is a notion that can be used for many purposes. Corsets and bustiers come to mind first, but strapless bodices are often made with supportive boning, as well. If you’re making a garment … Continue reading
Tuesday’s Tutorial: Faux French Seams I discovered this technique by accident, when I was in a pickle and couldn’t figure out how to finish a seam so the raw edges wouldn’t show. Up until that point, I’d used French seams … Continue reading
In a brief venture into the world of modern lingerie, I made a nylon tricot half-slip. Read the sewing diary to see what challenges I faced along the way. Sewing Diary: Half-Slip Enjoy!