This February is Lingerie Month at the CSC! We wanted to give you a heads up in advance, in case you want to gather supplies or patterns so that you can sew yourself some lingerie in February. Sewing lingerie can be a bit intimidating to start, so we’ll be here to offer support, inspiration, and motivation!
Lingerie has become a hugely popular sewing trend over the last year or two – but it’s certainly a topic where size matters. In February, we’ll be look at patterns, materials, and techniques to help curvy girls make practical and sexy bras and underwear that fits.
I’m a firm believer that we all deserve something comfortable, functional but fun under our clothes. It’s just not fair that large cup bras suddenly quadruple in price compared to a department-store D-cup! Ladies with large band/small cup face their own challenges, too.
With larger sizes and larger bodies, it can be hard to know just what good fit looks like, and society gives out impossible goals like “no back fat” or “no bingo wings” under the arms. Add to that the quest for cute, comfy underwear that leaves no visible panty lines, and it’s enough to make a girl crazy!
Fear not: Sewing to the rescue! But then again, there are challenges. Have you ever seen a petite women blog a lacy bralet and thought, “That wouldn’t stand a change against gravity on me!”? Or admired a pattern, only to find it stops short of your size range? Maybe you prefer a wire-free bra, but can’t find materials that provide support over time?
That’s why this February, you can expect:
- pattern reviews from curvy sewists;
- advice on fitting and supporting larger busts;
- tips on materials and techniques;
- and hopefully the motivation to try lingerie sewing yourself!
Is there anything particular you’d like to learn about sewing lingerie? If you haven’t tried before, is anything holding you back? And if you are already stitching up fabulous undergarments, pop us an email if you’d like to contribute a post!