Special Interest Group: Lingerie and Active Wear


Lingerie and Active Wear is led by Terry Petti. Our programs are geared to people sewing personal wear and enhancing them with a personal touch. You will learn how to make active wear, sleepwear, lingerie (panties, slips, bras, camisoles, etc), shapewear and swimwear.  We have challenges, tutorials and general discussions for all who attend.  

 

Whether you use a sewing machine, serger or cover stitch machine, we have you covered! Join us to learn a variety of techniques you can use with whatever machines you own. Get your questions answered about working with active wear fabrics, lingerie fabrics, elastics, laces, knits, powernet, "bits & bobs", satins, nylons, silks and other slinky, stretchy or fussy types of fabrics and trims. 

 

Meetings are on the 4th Thursday of every other month over Zoom (Jan/Mar/May/Jul/Sep/Nov). For more information or to be added to the SIG Member email list please contact Terry. 

 


 

 

Jan 28: We explored choosing and making a Camisole and a pair of yoga/bike pants.


 Moody Fabrics on Craftsy National Athleisure Sewing Challenge


Download
Childs yoga waistband pant pattern
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Adult yoga waistband pant pattern
dbd_plain_wa0.pdf
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Mar 25: Our topic was using fabric with Lyrca content for active wear. Terry researched patterns for leggings, Sandi presented on fabrics containing Lyrca and sources to purchase and Debbie presented serger tips on managing this type of fabric. Hedy offered the above patterns and additional fabric sources. 

 



 May 27: Our topic is to bring your active wear project to meeting and do a round robin of techniques we used.

 

Jul 22: Check with Leader

Sep 23: Check with Leader

Nov 25: Check with Leader

Jan 27, 2022: Check with Leader

Lingerie Resources

Emerald Erin's (Canada) tutorial on fitting underwires and links to PDF print outs of sizes

Bra Makery tutorial on wire's balancing point and links to PDF print out of sizes

Bra Builders Patterns, Kits and Findings

Beverly Johnson's (Ontario)  Foam and Lace class on BluPrint (discusses sizing considerations for foam cups).

Jennifer Fairbank's (Clearwater, FL) book on drafting bras and her You Tube series


Active Wear Resources