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The Orange Lingerie Blog

When choosing a hem for bias cut silk garments, such as our Bellevue camisole or Newell slip skirt, I recommend looking for the smallest, lightest weight finish possible. There are, however, other suitable hem treatments that you might find preferable for your silk projects, depending on your vis...
In our pattern instructions we detail the construction methods that help you get the most beautiful and professional looking results. That said, as a sewist, you know that there are a variety of ways to sew up any garment and choosing which methods to use can be half the fun! If you have ever dis...
What a great #BRAugust Instagram photo challenge! I am so grateful to Tailor Made Shop for hosting this summer event so beautifully. This is now the third year of #BRAugust and I was amazed at the growing number and quality of makes. Choosing highlights was difficult, there were so many favorite...
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...
Today is all about lace! In this post I am going to guide you through the process of shopping for lace to use with our Silk Collection patterns, in particular the Bellevue camisole which was designed for a lace treatment along the front neckline. Using lace for our new patterns can change the ent...
We work with a lot of silk in the Orange Lingerie studio! This was especially true over the last year as we created our Bellevue camisole, Newell slip skirt and Richdale tap shorts sewing patterns (often referred to as the 'Silk Collection') all using silk charmeuse fabric. Since each of our newe...
Summer is definitely the perfect season for the Richdale Tap Shorts! Let's dive into our special selection of styling inspiration photos and explore the versatility of this pattern! I am as excited as ever to see that lingerie-inspired pieces worn as outerwear are still going strong. Here are beautiful ways you can wear tap shorts for all occasions.
Thank you for the warm welcome you gave our new Richdale Tap Shorts pattern! I hope you are having fun sewing them.Now let us dive into the world of designer lingerie / pyjama shorts and see what fun bits of inspiration we can gather. 1. BAROQUE HIGH CONTRAST photo credit Marjolaine This black an...
Introducing the Richdale tap shorts sewing pattern, the newest addition to our Silk Essentials Collection! An enduring classic for your lingerie wardrobe, our tap shorts can be worn with our Bellevue camisole as part of a lounge set, or underneath clothing as a luxe underwear alternative (shown...
This week I wanted to show you some ways to wear a slip skirt like our Newell Slip Skirt by sharing my favorite styling ideas! 1. A BIG SWEATER left: model Van Le (photo credit Forever Vanny)right: model unknown (photo credit Lucky Brand) I love how easy yet stylish this combination is. Any big ...
This week I wanted to show you a few different ways to get creative around our Newell Slip Skirt pattern! As much of a classic piece of lingerie as the silk camisole, the slip skirt has also been brought back to the fore in fashion as outerwear. I love seeing how brands are having fun with the co...
This week I thought it would be fun to look at a few different ways to style the Bellevue Camisole!  I really love how this classic piece of lingerie has been given a new life through creative layering, and is now a classic of outerwear and I hope these fun examples will inspire you in your sewin...

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