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The Orange Lingerie Blog

I am super excited to announce that this year I am a BERNINA ambassador! If you have been following me or attended one of my workshops, you know that I love BERNINA sewing machines. (Yes, BERNINA is supposed to be in all caps!) I bought my first BERNINA, a B 530, in 2015 after serious searching a...
To start the new year, we decided to refresh our Boylston bra sewing pattern! We wanted to update the pattern instructions for all sizes to include even more information to help you make your own beautiful and professional looking bra. The sewing pattern itself, a well loved classic, remains unchanged.
As we are approaching the New Year, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite Orange Lingerie makes of 2019! Seeing your creativity and personal styles is always a thrill. I have listed the name and Instagram account of the maker under each photo, so you can see more of their work, as well as the...
The beauty of the Munroe briefs pattern is that it really lends itself to all kinds of pattern alterations to achieve a variety of different looks. Some of the changes that come immediately to mind are lowering the waist line to create a hipster brief or adjusting the leg line for less coverage. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to alter the Munroe pattern to get the trendy high leg, cheeky look.
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While we were working on the Lexington bra, I realized that I just had to have matching underwear. I just needed a matching set! As soon as the bra style was finalized, we started developing the Munroe briefs and I am loving the resulting set.
This variation came about while I was researching inspiration for the Lexington bra. I noticed several similar styles with a split lower cup. I love the look of the split cup and as a bonus, splitting the lower cup is also a great way to add volume to the cups. If you made up a muslin of the Lexington bra and it looks like you need some additional volume in the lower cup, give this alteration a try!
If you saw our Lexington bra sewing inspiration blog post, you already know that there are so many fun ways to sew up our newest bra pattern! Today I’m going to show you how to turn the Lexington bra into a lounge bralette without foam. This version is also a delight to cut and sew because it simplifies both the cutting and sewing.
Thank you all for your lovely response to our newest bra pattern, Lexington! I am so excited to be able to offer you this bold and unique style, and I can’t wait to see all your versions of it! While very few bras on the market currently offer the same combination of supportive cups without a wir...
It is always thrilling to offer a new sewing pattern and today I am super excited to introduce you to our newest bra sewing pattern, the Lexington! I have been wanting to add a wireless bra to our collection for a while now, but getting support and shaping without underwires is quite the challeng...
I prefer making lingerie bows myself largely because pre-made bows always seem a bit “off”. Either they are tied strangely or are just not quite the right color. I also feel that making my own bow adds that extra special touch that elevates the finish of the garment. Of course, once I realized ho...
One of the most common questions I am asked is “How often should I wash my bra?” and every time I answer, I am greeted with a shocked response. So here it is: If you want your bras to perform at their best and last as long as possible, you need to wash your bra after wearing it once, or maximally...

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