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The Orange Lingerie Blog

It is hard to believe that I have been writing about how to make your own beautiful and professional looking lingerie for over 9 years! With so many sewists focused on bra making this month with the “#BRAugust” Instagram photo challenge, I thought it would be helpful to share some my top tips fro...
If there was one technique I wish for every sewist to use, it is this one! It works like a charm when sewing any garment but I find it particularly valuable when it comes to bra making. This method has reduced student construction errors in my bra making workshops to almost zero. What is this met...
The Devonshire love continues! This week I have a tutorial for converting the cup from using lace to using fabric. This conversion allows you to carry through your fabric print (or solid) through the entire front of the bra like the scuba fabric Devonshire pictured above. This alteration is also ...
Unique to our bra styles, our new Devonshire bra has a two-piece vertically seamed cup to provide beautiful uplift. With this new style I thought it would be helpful to post the most common pattern alterations that you can use to customize the fit of your Devonshire. Like our Boylston bra, the De...
Thank you for your enthusiastic response to our new Devonshire bra sewing pattern! I am thrilled with the reception and can’t wait to see all the Devonshire bras that you all make! Today I wanted to share some of my favorite looks that you can create using the Devonshire pattern. There are so man...
I am super excited to introduce you to our newest underwire bra sewing pattern, the Devonshire bra! For the Devonshire bra I wanted to create beautiful uplift with delicate lace. The first thing I think of for uplift from a bra are the cup seams and the underwire. Vertical seams are great for upl...
If you’ve experienced less than favorable results when searching for the perfect fitting bra, then you already know what makes creating your own bras so amazing. It’s the opportunity to not only have the style and fit that you desire but durability as well. One of the secrets to a bra that...
After personally fitting hundreds of students and working with even more bra sewing pattern customers, I have decided to revise our bra sizing guidelines. Let’s start with some bra sizing basics. First of all, there is no single sizing standard for bras (or clothing either for that matter). This...
This video course has been in the making since last year and I am so excited to finally share it with you all! This first video course is designed to help improve bra fit for all bra makers. I took my experience with custom bra making and hundreds of hands on fittings with my students to create a...
Over the last 5 years I have taught hundreds of sewists how to fit and sew their own custom Marlborough bra in our classic two-day bra making workshop. With a mission to get every sewist making their own beautiful and professional looking lingerie, I feel like with every workshop I move Orange Li...
Since our new Mystic bra sewing pattern requires some different materials than our other bra patterns, I thought a post on sourcing the materials was in order! In this post I will review the materials used to make the Mystic bra and tell you where you can find them online. FOAM CUPS At the core ...
Thank you all so much for the enthusiastic response to our new Mystic bra sewing pattern! I hope you love making your own T-shirt bras as much as I do! To help spark your creativity, in this post I share some of my favorite styles that you can make with our new pattern.   In this bold print bra b...

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