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

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

by Karen Morris

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Overview

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561583096
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2001
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 8.02(w) x 10.14(h) x 0.39(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction2
Chapter 1What Is Lingerie?4
Lingerie As I See It5
Lingerie Meets Everyday Wear7
Lifestyle Loungewear8
Find Patterns to Please Yourself11
Chapter 2Fabrics and Other Things14
Choosing a Great Fabric15
Traditional Fabric Options18
Less Predictable Fabric Choices21
Selecting the Right Trims and Notions24
Chapter 3The Best Sewing Techniques32
Seam and Edge Finishes34
Elastic46
Straps54
Chapter 4Fitting and Creating Patterns60
Garment Style Determines Fit61
Good Fit Starts with Accurate Measuring63
Working with Commercial Patterns64
Creating a Pattern69
A Wrapped Half-Slip Pattern73
A V-Neck Camisole Pattern77
A Basic Panty Pattern79
Chapter 5All about Bras86
Anatomy of a Bra--Which Style Is Right for You?87
Options for Bra Patterns89
Your Choice of Fabrics94
The Facts about Fitting95
General Construction Techniques100
Converting a Bra Pattern to a Racer or V-Back103
Adding a Pocket for a Mastectomy Prosthesis107
Chapter 6Custom Details that Make It Your Own110
A Menu of Finishing Touches111
Fabric Dyes and Textile Paints112
Creating Designs with Dye115
Applique121
Machine Embroidery and Beading124
Silk Ribbon Details126
Resources135
Index137

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