Special Interest Group: Lingerie and Active Wear

Lingerie and Active Wear is led by Terri Pettie. For more information or to be added to the SIG Member email list please contact her. Meetings are on the 4th Thursday of every other month over Zoom. Programs and discussions include lingerie, shapewear, swimwear, active wear, sleepwear and any type of garment that uses these types of slinky, stretchy, fabrics, powernet and linings.


We are currently meeting over Zoom.


Please use our Contact Us page if you would like information on how to join our zoom meetings. 


Sep 24: We made panties this session using the free Noelle Panty Pattern available from the Madalynne site.  



Nov 11: Applying different elastics to leg openings with Debbie C. 


Jan 28: Check with Leader



We met on July 30th and had 6 people attend. Terry, Paulette and Debbie told us about what they learned from attending classes at the Great Bra Sewing Bee hosted by Bra Builders. Jennifer Fairbanks, of Porcelynne Lingerie Supplies, Patterns and Books in St Petes, was one of the instructors. We are looking forward to when Covid is over so we can invite her down to bring us fabrics and samples that we can touch. 

Sandi attended a July Zoom meeting held by the Boston Chapter and told us about their member, Kim Larcom who spoke to them on active wear, swim suits and bras.

We decided to broaden our sewing beyond bra making as some members are interested in active wear and swimwear so we are renaming our group to SIG Lingerie and Activewear in the hopes that more people will be interested in attending and share things in addition to bras. 

We would like to meet on a regular basis every 2 months. Members agreed on the 4th Thursday. So our next meeting will be on Sept 24 at 1:30. We will not meet in Nov as that falls on Thanksgiving. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see more faces in September!


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