Lingerie Experiments…

I have dabbled in corsetry and now that I have finished university for this year, over the summer I wanted to experiment with a different field of design, so I chose lingerie! It’s mainly thanks to my friend Camille really… She loves lingerie. She got me thinking that I would like to try to have ago.

Firstly, I looked on Amazon to try to find a pattern cutting book and maybe a book which helps with construction, I stumbled across this book below. ( And yes another one added to my library! ) I briefly read some reviews and brought it!

Lingerie Trail 6 Lingerie Trail 5The instructions seamed rather simple and they were but the measurements are a lot more precise than some garment pattern cutting which is understandable and great practice!

Lingerie Trail 1 Lingerie Trail 4To draft the pattern it took me no time at all, the instructions were very easy to follow and clear I didn’t have to read the information over and over again to understand unlike some other pattern drafting books. Alongside the instructions were computer illustrated illustrations which were a live saver; in some areas due to some terminology used, nothing complicated but just areas which I wasn’t sure on. However, when it can to construction I solely relied on what I have learnt from university but in doing this some areas are not as they should be, combined with not the correct materials as well but the purpose of this it gain an understanding to then take it further if I wished.

Lingerie Trail 3This is the bra at the current stage. I shall be posting more photographs as I come to finishing it so please stay tuned!

Any lingerie makers and designers please comment with your tips. I would be very greatful.