Lingerie Fitting Techniques and Tips

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When sewing our own lingerie, we often come across fit issues.

This may especially be the case when fitting vintage-style bras. While these sorts of bras (and all of the bras by Mrs. Depew Vintage) use your full over-bust measurement for sizing instead of cups, many of these bras will still be an approximate B cup.

Here is some help from a 1950’s era lingerie design textbook to help you adjust your pattern if you feel there isn’t enough room for the girls.

adjusting bra cups

Below you can see where you need to add or subtract allowance from the dart for different cup sizes:

adjusting bra cups part 2

Below is a collection of link to sources on our blog, as well as others to give you a leg up on your seeing endeavors.

General Sewing Techniques:

Lingerie Techniques:




Garter Belts:

Knickers /Tap Pants/ Underwear:

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