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The Orange Lingerie Blog

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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...
You know the feeling; you are sitting in an important meeting and suddenly you feel a bra strap slide down your shoulder. There are a few reasons why this might be happening and depending on the cause, there are concrete steps you can take to prevent strap slip. Let’s back up and just quickly re...
This month our Marlborough bra sewing pattern celebrates its five-year anniversary. It is hard to believe that five years have passed since we published our first sewing pattern! Since 2014 we have published over one dozen lingerie sewing patterns, including two underwear patterns (the Kingston t...
Over the summer I shared a lot of my favorite pro tips for bra making. As I was putting those posts together, I thought of even more tips to help you make your own beautiful and professional looking lingerie! Below I capture a few of my favorites. Sewing Small Pieces Sewing small pieces can b...
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...

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