HOT KNICKERS LINGERIE DESIGN
Sketching an Idea
Sketching my idea is the first reality in making a piece of Hot Knickers Lingerie. Using coloured pencils and my sketch pad I like to draw my design. I collect inspiration from old movies, postcards, books fabrics lace and talking with other women about their lingerie needs.
The fabrics I use come on great heavy rolls, so I cut off 2 metre lengths, which are far more manageable. The cut length is then laid out on the cutting table and the pattern pieces are laid out. I use glass paper weights to hold the pieces in place. Each piece is cut out using a rotary cutter. I find this gives the cleanest edge.
I use several types of sewing machines in order to make a piece of lingerie; an over locker, a cover stitch, a zigzag and a straight stitch machine. It’s quite a set up.
Making up of the Garment
When making up each garment I pin the seams first to keep the pieces aligned. Then the pieces are cover stitched together. Next I sew the lace trim on using the zigzag and then if it’s a garment that has straps I sew them using the straight stitch.