I've made quite a lot of lingerie for many years and always use the
KwikSew book 'Beautiful Lingerie' by Kerstin Martensson. Check eBay
because there have been a couple of these books recently.....mmmmm
that was, sorry I don't always check ebay.com
The book has master patterns as well as lots of photos to give you
I've just bought another book and video on 'Making Beautiful Bras' that
was mentioned in this group and just about to place an order for all the
bits 'n pieces necessary to start bra making.
This book is very comprehensive as is it's mate...'Making Beautiful
Swimwear'...I am not affiliated with any of these authors or books, they
are just what I've found useful.
this helps....you'll have so much fun making lingerie, I know I do!
I know a few people that have had success making the bathing suit tops
from the Swimwear book up as bras. But...
This is the place to recommend Curves (WIld Ginger) or the Lingerie
pack from Dress Shop -NAYY for either, but I like DS myself. Sometimes
the only solution is the completely customized to your shape drafting
I've discovered that many of the simpler dress patterns are very
adaptable to night wear, especially the 60's-70's revival styles. Look
easy styles with no zips, buttons, closures. Elastic is acceptable.
Simple blouse styles are also easy to alter for nightgowns and jammies.
Check out: 'Sewing Beautiful Lingerie', by Karen Morris. (It's on my
Thanks for your suggestions. I already have the Kwik Sew book
"Beautifil Lingerie". I have used it lots and lots of times with
great success, but I was hoping to try some other patterns. I think I
will buy the "Sewing Beautiful Lingerie". Once again thank you.
How about drafting from catalog pictures? If you have the basics of
lingerie construction down, could you "wing it?" I've done this a lot with
clothing construction. I am on the mailing list for several different
catalogs. (I think they breed in the mailbox some days!! lol) So if you
got a Victoria's Secret catalog or something like that maybe you could use
your basic patterns and adapt them to create something similar to the
catalog items. I love playing with patterns that way. And then too I can
adapt the garments so they are just the way I want them rather than just the
way the designer for the catalog wants them. ;)