I thought I’d share a couple pictures from last nights inaugural Bra and Lingerie Class, which was sheer raucous fun!
I have only ever taught Bra and Lingerie making as a 1:1 Lesson, so this was a first for me however; I think I had done so much planning and prep work (almost too much- I kept mixing up the names of things from the U.K. English to the American, doh!) that I needn’t have worried.
First up, tracing the Patterns! Never cut you Lingerie Patterns, you’ll always need to fit and could need the next size up and then where would you be? It’s tedious but means you’ll be fine whatever the outcome.
Then the best bit- choosing fabric and cutting out!
I decided to be quite mean, but I have my reasons… everyone is making their trial or Bra Toile from White fabric, with contrast stitching. The reason is we can then see what’s going on, where the stitching is and what might be wrong or right about it and fitting will be easy as we can mark the white fabric easily with Tailors Chalk.
I had provided a selection of fabrics and Bras are going to be made from Cotton Lawn and Polk Dot Stretch Net, Jersey and Stretch Net or Lace and finally Power Net and Stretch Lace (which we all agreed might very well be the hardest combination).
To show solidarity- and what the next step will be- I have made up my own Bra in White with contrast Electric Blue stitching!
I actually think it looks super pretty, and I might have finally ironed out my fitting issues with however; I shall have to await the HUGE order I have placed with Vena Cava for the Under Wires to actually find out.
Don’t worry though, in a couple of weeks they’ll be making their final Bra’s out of their own selection of fabric and I am sure the cutting tables and sewing machines at The Midnight Atelier will be a swirl of colour.
Thinking about making your own Lingerie? there are some Pattern and Sew-Along suggestions here.