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Would you consider a lingerie article?

fabricholic | Posted in Talk With Us on

I would love to see a lingerie article in Threads. Everyone is getting into making their own bras and I would love to make my underwear, especially panties and gowns. Finding out what patterns are available and fabric resources would be very helpful.

Amber, do you think this would be a good article?



  1. woodruff | | #1

    In the past couple of years, Threads has actually run a quite complete article on bra-making, and in the past, there have been several articles on making lingerie in general. To find them, click on the "Magazine Index" tab above, and search either B for bras, or L for lingerie.

    1. fabricholic | | #3

      Oops, sorry. How embarrassing. I didn't realize it had already been done.

      1. user-217847 | | #4

        hi every one,

        if done is done, whats the harm in a refresher article? We have a lot of new ones to the forum. 


  2. jtsadler | | #2

    I believe there is a need.  I sew for Plus Size women and there just aren't enough sewing guides for this.  This would be most helpful to me.

  3. DonnaP | | #5

    I agree, a refresher is definitely needed. Also, if a Threads subscriber did not start receiving Threads until a couple of years ago, they no longer have access to those older articles. I want to make my own camisoles and slips but I want to use really nice fabric and lace. Matching panties and bras would be a plus. I want it to look like the high end lingerie when I'm finished.

  4. adelia | | #6

    I've sewn slips, nightgowns, panties, a couple of bras and swimsuits.  I decided sewing bras took more time than I wanted to devote. Panties are a snap and quick to finish. give it a try.  I want to try everything at least once! My best article was a special slip to go under a sheer dress.  I wanted to be sure nothing of my bra showed under the lace and it was worth the time.

    1. fabricholic | | #7

      I know the panties must be easy and I do have a serger. Decorating them pretty would be fun. Other than sew sassy, I don't know where you order the pretty fabrics, except for that one in the Netherlands. Do you have any suggestions?Marcy

      Edited 8/24/2007 11:56 am by fabricholic

      1. adelia | | #8

        I've found nylon tricot at Hancock's and JoAnn both.  I like the wide stretch lace for a waistband and sometimes that's difficult to find so I buy some whenever I see it.  I generally buy white, so I can use it with any pastel fabric. Same with the narrow stretchlace for leg openings.  Ask any fabric store about the stretch lace -- or just do a lot of browsing.  I live in Dallas and we have a wonderful fabric, trim, etc. outlet store.  Good luck!

        1. sewingkmulkey | | #9

          What's the name and location of your trim store?  I live in Houston and get up to Dallas on a regular basis.



          1. adelia | | #10

            Actually, there are a couple.  One is Golden D'or at the corner of Harry Hines Blvd and Perth street.  Perth is just a little street that is all outlet stores for fabrics, etc.  It has stores with drapery fabrics, etc, etc.  Seems all theladies in Dallas who sew know about Perth street.  There's another store just north of Golden D'or but I forgot the name.  Golden D'or has some terrific sales -- I bought 20 yards of pale apple green sheer curtain fabric for my bedroom at $1.50 a yard!  They ran a sale recently where fabric normally up to $9/yard was 99cents/yard!  Definitely worth tracking down if you are in Dallas.

        2. fabricholic | | #11

          All of our Hancock's have closed, except for a couple 25 to 35 miles away.

          1. adelia | | #12

            Understand; several of ours in Dallas have closed.  Unfortunately, not enough young women are willing to sew.  And those of us who are older don't need that many clothes or are into quilts.  We may all be forced to shop on-line.  Meantime, maybe you and some friends need a carefully planned out Dallas foray!

          2. fabricholic | | #13

            Ooh, that sounds like fun. How many stores do you have?

          3. adelia | | #14

            I'm still relatively new to Dallas -- but we still have some Hancock's and JoAnn's, the outlet stores on Harry Hines & Perth street, and I know there are a few high-end fabric shops for those really special wants/needs.  There's an outlet store on Harry Hines (the one whose name I can't remember) that has absolutely gorgeous laces including a bridal section, lames, brocades.  And personally I could spend half a day at Golden D'Or -- they have things from 99cents up to $40 -- they have a sale room, a quilting room, a spandex room, lots of drapery trims.  later today I'll look up ads in the yellow pages and send you more info.

          4. fabricholic | | #15

            Don't go to that kind of trouble. I just wanted an idea for curiosity sake. Maybe I can plan a fabric vacation one day, though.

  5. BJB1929 | | #16

    Years ago I took classes from a local "Strecth and Sew" outlet.  I beleive they no longer have stores.  Their patterns were very good I thought and I made a lot of lingerie from them.  You do not cut out the pattern but trace it off on to pattern making paper or tissue.  They have several sizes on one pattern and you just draw off your size.  You might try the interent to locate them.  I believe their home base was in Washington state.  Hope this will help you.

    Edited 8/29/2007 11:59 pm ET by BJB1929

    1. fabricholic | | #17

      I believe I have the Stretch and Sew lingerie book. It has the patterns in the back.

      1. BJB1929 | | #18

        Good! When I was taking their classes at their store in Fort Worth each pattern was separate and not in a book form.  They did have books to help you if I recall correctly.  It has been many, many years since I got all of my patterns.  I don't beleive they have any stores left in our area.

        1. cafms | | #19

          Here is the link to Stretch and Sew.  Their home address is in Tempe AZ according to their home page. 


          1. BJB1929 | | #20

            Thanks so much.  They have moved since I was really active with them.

  6. Cherrypops | | #21

    What a wonderful idea Marcy! I do hope Threads does an article on this. It is one area I haven't looked into. CherryP

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