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Have you ventured into lingerie? Bustiers? Panties? If not, these patterns may inspire you to do so… Read on and check them out.

I find these patterns quite nice for lingerie—not too vampy and certainly wearable. Some may venture to wear the bustiers with a high waist skirt in the summer, or convert the bustier & panties into retro inspired swimwear.

Top left: Bolero; Satin panties & bustier; Nightgown.

From top left: Satin bustier; Bathrobe; Leather bustier.

Panties pictured with a Wrap blouse; Wool jacket with frills.


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    Feb 6, 2012, 10.09 PMby Theresa Brooks

    The very thin, non-natural fiber knit fabric is much easier to work with if you don’t wash it before starting to cut and sew. (It has sizing on it that makes it just a little firmer than it will be once it is washed) If you need to you can place the fabric between two layers of tissue paper if it starts shifting too much when you try to cut it. If you have trouble sewing it try using a ball-point needle and/or pinning the fabric to a piece of tissue paper, sewing thru the fabric and paper together. It isn’t that hard to remove the paper after sewing and the paper can keep the fabric from getting caught in the feed dogs of the sewing machine.

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    Feb 4, 2012, 03.23 AMby ragsangle

    again patterns not in my size so here I go again adding …I’ll order a pattern then add an inch and half to the size large…everything usually fits with this method…although there is always some tweeking to do. I always add an inch to any sleeve in the upper arm area for example…it’s easier than it sounds …everyone should try this! I taught myself by comparing other pattern pieces that do fit…so it was easy to learn to tweek a large size into a 1×...

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    Feb 1, 2012, 10.26 AMby Cynthia Neely

    @/piackdy Didnt mean to flag you lr comment as inappropriate hit the wrong button actually wanted to ask where you found the book you mentioned? Sorry, couldn’t reverse either

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      Feb 3, 2012, 08.04 PMby piackdy

      I got mine from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fit-Real-People-Clothes-Pattern/dp/0935278435

      If you’re one of those protesting against Amazon, you can also buy from the authors’ site: http://palmerpletsch.com/store/index.htm

      The Amazon preview unfortunately doesn’t show enough sample pages. I love the tidbits about the pattern industry & how the sizing came to being. There are lots of almost step-by-step photo examples of the tissue (& some final fabric) fitting on women of different sizes & shapes. Pages 34-43 shows a couple of examples of how even Misses patterns can be easily graded for teenage girls. And the tidbids about aging bodies finally convinced me face up to the fact that I’m not getting any younger! ;-)

      I guess tissue-fitting any close-fitting garments, and certainly lingerie might be tricky. But maybe once you figure out standard adjustments you need to make, you might be able to make rough adjustments to the paper pattern & fine tune the fit in either test fabrics or your fashion fabrics.

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    Feb 1, 2012, 03.06 AMby girlofmanycolors

    @ plus size wearers. Perhaps burda style will soon add these versions. If it is any consolation to you, I almost always have to alter any pattern I use as well because no one is a cookie cutter size. If you want things to fit you perfectly, you gotta learn to do a little patternmaking. It also makes you feel like you had more of a hand in creating the total garment.

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    Jan 31, 2012, 09.44 PMby jenss-1

    I was thrilled to see lingerie in the BS magazine issue when I got it in the mail. After a closer look, I doubt I’ll be making up any of them. The “panties” for example, have a side zipper. I just can’t imagine wearing underwear with a zipper; impractical and weird. I hope BS will continue to have more lingerie patterns though.

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      Jan 31, 2012, 11.02 PMby piackdy

      But perfect for the retro short I had wanted to make for eons!

      Yeap, many of these I think will make lovely summer clothings…slip-style dresses, floaty wrap top, bustier top…yummy!

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    Jan 31, 2012, 09.23 PMby fashionworkshopper

    Love the jacket with frills! I’d wear that out actually.

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    Jan 31, 2012, 09.16 PMby lilmissmuffett

    Oh, I love making lingerie! It’s fun and easier than you might think! Can’t wait to check out these patterns

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    Jan 31, 2012, 09.10 PMby caribbelle

    I’ve always loved the idea of making my own lingerie because some of the pretty pieces are entirely too expensive. I like the idea that lingerie is for everyone all the time, it definitely makes it feel accessible.

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    Jan 31, 2012, 08.58 PMby nehmah

    Once again, BS has overlooked any member who wears a plus. Why should we be ignored, because we don’t fit a third-party’s notion of a suitable size? Here’s a flash, Gordon, big females wear unders, too. Nehmah

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      Jan 31, 2012, 09.20 PMby lilmissmuffett

      just noticed that too, dang it! I was all excited…

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      Jan 31, 2012, 10.39 PMby fatticatti

      hear hear!!

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      Jan 31, 2012, 11.06 PMby piackdy

      Has anyone tried the Fit For Real People’s technique of altering any pattern for any sizes? Granted it’s a bit inconvenient to have to alter patterns yourself, but if the technique works, then your excitement will never have to be limited by pattern companies cost saving antics.

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    Jan 31, 2012, 07.55 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Cute, especially the bolero and last item, wool jacket with frills, I think I’ll grab a copy of this magazine, my first Burda in quite some time.

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      Jan 31, 2012, 08.25 PMby wzrdreams

      Me too. I love lingerie patterns

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    Jan 31, 2012, 06.40 PMby turtlegirl00

    i love all of these!!! they are flattering on all body types and with various fabrics/colors the possibilities are endless.

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    Jan 31, 2012, 04.58 PMby nouvellegamine

    i actually love the high waisted panties. i have a pair from VS in aubergine & a matching bra. I always feel like Rita Hayworth when i wear them! I’ve been thinking about making some, but i don’t have a serger. i wonder how easy the fabric & elastic are to work with?

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      Jan 31, 2012, 08.26 PMby wzrdreams

      You don’t need a serger! You just need a zig zag stitch.

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      Jan 31, 2012, 10.26 PMby nouvellegamine

      i should add, i’m still weirdly intimidated by knits. i grew up sewing wovens.

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