Sewing Lingerie That Fits: Stylish Underwear, Sleepwear and Loungewear for Everyday Living

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The choices in ready-to-wear lingerie can be limited, especially for petite or plus-sized women. Quality at an affordable price is even harder to come by. Sewers can create a wardrobe of comfortable and attractive undergarments with this book. It includes complete instructions on fitting; as well as essential information on fabric selection, special notions, and construction details.

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Overview

The choices in ready-to-wear lingerie can be limited, especially for petite or plus-sized women. Quality at an affordable price is even harder to come by. Sewers can create a wardrobe of comfortable and attractive undergarments with this book. It includes complete instructions on fitting; as well as essential information on fabric selection, special notions, and construction details.

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Morris, a contributing editor at Threads magazine, clearly gets a kick out of sewing, and here she communicates this enthusiasm to the reader while covering thoroughly such lingerie sewing-related subjects as selecting the right pattern and fabric, adapting patterns and fitting, and finishing and embellishing. For Morris, lingerie includes not only underwear but also sleepwear and loungewear. Included are many tips and ideas for sewing "outside the box." For example, why not wear your sheets to bed, making sleepwear out of cotton or flannel sheets? Why not turn an oversized shirt pattern into a loungewear top? Public and academic libraries with sewing collections should put this title on their short list. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561583096
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 10.14 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Morris is a contributing editor of Threads magazine and works as a freelance writer and designer. Karen has also designed her own line of hand-loomed knitwear.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 2
Chapter 1 What Is Lingerie? 4
Lingerie As I See It 5
Lingerie Meets Everyday Wear 7
Lifestyle Loungewear 8
Find Patterns to Please Yourself 11
Chapter 2 Fabrics and Other Things 14
Choosing a Great Fabric 15
Traditional Fabric Options 18
Less Predictable Fabric Choices 21
Selecting the Right Trims and Notions 24
Chapter 3 The Best Sewing Techniques 32
Seam and Edge Finishes 34
Elastic 46
Straps 54
Chapter 4 Fitting and Creating Patterns 60
Garment Style Determines Fit 61
Good Fit Starts with Accurate Measuring 63
Working with Commercial Patterns 64
Creating a Pattern 69
A Wrapped Half-Slip Pattern 73
A V-Neck Camisole Pattern 77
A Basic Panty Pattern 79
Chapter 5 All about Bras 86
Anatomy of a Bra--Which Style Is Right for You? 87
Options for Bra Patterns 89
Your Choice of Fabrics 94
The Facts about Fitting 95
General Construction Techniques 100
Converting a Bra Pattern to a Racer or V-Back 103
Adding a Pocket for a Mastectomy Prosthesis 107
Chapter 6 Custom Details that Make It Your Own 110
A Menu of Finishing Touches 111
Fabric Dyes and Textile Paints 112
Creating Designs with Dye 115
Applique 121
Machine Embroidery and Beading 124
Silk Ribbon Details 126
Resources 135
Index 137
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2002

    Beautiful book

    This book is well written and clearly illustrated. I found it interesting and easy to follow with creative ideas to get you sewing again with confidence.

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