Sewing lingerie can be quite a dutiful task-what with the inability to measure the correct size especially for the bras and the panties. Majority of women wear the wrong bra size, or can not find a fitting bra. They squeeze their bodies into pipe-looking lingerie that makes them uncomfortable through the day. Fitting the body is one of the greatest challenges in the fashion industry. The good news is that you can be able to sew yourself customizable lingerie, one that accentuates your figure and style. The following is a guide on how to sew lingerie.
The most crucial step in sewing your own lingerie is taking accurate body measurements. Once you are able to take accurate body measurements and apply that when cutting the garment, everything else falls in place. If you want some custom made panties, you must take a hip, waist, waist to hip and crotchet depth measurements.
This will help you come up with a panty pattern that will perfectly fit into your body. This pattern is essential in helping you to come with a fitting leg curve and waist height. You should note that leg openings lie on the front of the panty. You could also use an existing pair of panties to come up with the perfect fit.
Tip: To get accurate waist measurements, place a non-stretching ribbon along your natural waistline. This will act as a guide.
Bras will require accurate measurement in order to have a perfect fit. The bra cup and the band must properly fit. If you are using s stretchable material, the easier it will be for you. For a perfectly fitting bra, it is necessary to take into consideration various measurements such as the bust's fullest measurements, high bust (under your arms) and under bust region. You should measure your torso in a back-to-front manner. This means starting from the neck (lower section of the neck), down the back and between the legs and finally coming to an end to the hollow at the base of the neck.
Tip: Follow your body curves as you take the measurements and ensure that you keep the tape close to the body.
Finally take measurements of the back and front part. Take the measurements starting from the shoulder down to the crotch seam along the center back curve. If you are making a pattern where the straps are separate, take the measurements from the bust point to the back waist. The pattern can be altered by adjusting the front and the back region. This should be the area between the waist and the bust. These measurements should be recorded on a paper. If you are working on full-body lingerie, you can skip the daunting task of taking these measurements. Your high bust measurements can suffice all the pattern needs.
You may use a smaller pattern than the bust measurements to give you close fitting lingerie that does not sag. Hip measurements can be appropriately used to determine the pattern for lower-body garments, for example the panty. Always remember to take into consideration other factors that may come into play such as the fabric stretch.