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The What’s holding her up? Challenge

In June we are looking at every woman's version of the Holy Grail- a bra that will hold her up in a strapless dress and make her look her best. The strapless bra first announced its appearance in the late 1940s and it has been the unsung hero…

Petticoat Junction Challenge

In May, according to our theme of Hindsight is 2020, we look back to the era of the petticoat and its little sister - the slip. Their hey-day was from the 1800s right up until the 1980s. You can make petticoats, slips, camisoles, even bra slips…

100-year-old Underwear Challenge Entries

We challenged you to sew underwear using inspiration from the last 100 years (or the next 100). With our opportunity this month to stay at home and sew, many of you now have 100 minute-old underwear! Here are the entries to last month's challenge. Kathleen …

Waspies & Waist Trimmers Challenge

Keep trim in a Waspie. What's a waspie, you may ask? Think of a waist cincher, which could be as simple as a glorified wide belt to a full on under-the-bust-and-down-to-the-hips-waist-cincher-with-garter-clips-to-hold-up-your-stockings creation.…
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Let’s Make Banded Panties!

How about we buck tradition and NOT use elastic when making panties? It is possible, you know, as long as you substitute bands made from elastic fabric for the usual elastic around the legs and waist. Let's make banded panties - it's easy once…
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Hacking Cheryl for a Lace Back

Our underwear pattern Cheryl has proven to be a very popular pattern for us. That back seam provides great shaping over the derriere and the alternate versions of the patterns provide lace details that any lace-lover can appreciate. But…

100-year-old Underwear Challenge

Underwear has not been around forever. The first underwear you might recall might be what is affectionately known as "granny panties". This month, we celebrate 100 years of underwear! Whether you make thongs, g-strings, granny panties or even…

Snowy and Snuggly Winter Challenge Entries

Our last Bra-makers Challenge of 2019 is Snowy and Snuggly. We encouraged you to make warm and comfortable underwear, and many of you took us quite literally! Here are our Snowy and Snuggly Winter Challenge Entries. Louise White…

A Snowy and Snuggly Winter

Our last Bra-makers Challenge of 2019 is Snowy and Snuggly. Stay warm and cozy this winter in your new favourite snuggly underwear. Not only do we encourage you to make warm and comfortable underwear, but why not think outside the box and try…

How to make lace edged underwear

Confession time....the problem I have with store-bought underwear is the elastic at the legs. It's got a stranglehold on my legs it seems, especially when I am sitting at the computer. To express it as a town from an Agatha Christie novel...Much-binding-in-the-groin.…

Inside Men’s Underwear

We're going inside men's underwear to have a look at the inner support we have built into the Men's Underwear pattern from Pin-up Girls. Along the way, we'll go through the construction steps one-by-one. It is easier than you think to make…

National Underwear Day

National Underwear Day Friday August 5th is National Underwear Day! If you’re like me, your mother warned you to always wear clean underwear in case you were “in an accident!”.  The thought of having strangers having to remove your…
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Boy Shorts from Stretch Lace

Do you love the look of those fashionable Boy Shorts made from stretch lace? How about using the scalloped edge of the lace at the leg instead of elastic? Stretch laces with spandex in them are exactly what you need to make that happen. Here's…