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NOTEWORTHY KNICKERS

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Based in the California, Alexandra Anissa is an independent lingerie label handcrafting dreamy intimates to order from their cosy pink studio. Known for her provocative-yet-ultra-feminine aesthetic, each piece is handmade by the designer herself. From pattern grading, cutting, sewing and packaging - all orders are done with her immaculately-polished hands. Alexandrea Anissa believes lingerie is for everybody and every body, so all the her designs are available in sizes XXS - 5X (in UK sizes this ranges from about a 6-24).

Last week the label launched their very first lingerie pattern - the Valerie High Waist Panty. This classic and super cute design is ideal for the novice lingerie sewer and I couldn't wait to test it out.

The pattern was delivered by PDF and pretty easy to construct. If you are making multiple sizes I suggest tracing the pattern rather than cutting from the original, this will save A LOT of time as printing and assembly can be tedious and time-consuming. Directions are simple and easy to follow - from cutting to completion it should take no longer than a couple of hours.

If you're a fan of comfort and retro knickers, this is the perfect pattern to introduce you into the world of lingerie construction...

To find out more about Alexandra Anissa visit her website www.alexandraanissa.com or

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DIY Intimates

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There is nothing more luxurious than bespoke lingerie, a beautiful handmade set to fit your own measurements. Unfortunately bespoke lingerie is a extravagance few women can afford and this may be the reason why DIY lingerie classes are proving so popular. Sewing classes are a fun and rewarding experience - not only do you get to learn the tricks of the trade but you also leave with an exclusive, one of a kind set. If you love lingerie and swimwear there are plenty of classes worldwide to suit your budget and aspirations - from the 1 day knicker making classes to the 10 week workshops.

Lingerie (especially bras) are incredibly complex garments. There is a high level of skill and craftsmanship that goes into creating luxury lingerie so even if you don't master working with delicate fabrics or fiddly elastics in a short time - practice and persistence pays off. Taking a class will reinforce your love for your favourite brands and enrich your respect for the professionals who made them. Sewing your own lingerie, or anything else for that matter, is HARD and it really puts cheap intimates into perspective.

So whether you want a to start a new hobby, a business or just want to try something new we may have found the course that's perfect for you:

 

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LONDON | PRETTY KNICKERS: INTRO TO LINGERIE SEWING - £50 Sew It With Love 

LONDON | BEGINNERS LINGERIE DAY - £90 Lingerie Master Classes

LONDON | STRUCTURED BRA MAKING -£575 London College of Fashion 

LEICESTER | BRA MAKING WEEKEND - £175 English Couture Company

LEICESTER | THE CORSET: 2 DAY COURSE - £240 School Of Sewing

 

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NEW YORK | LINGERIE WORKSHOP - $90 The New York Sewing Centre

PHILADELPHIA & LONDON | BRA MAKING WORKSHOP - $315  Maddie of Madalynne.com

 

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NEW SOUTH WALES AUSTRALIA | SWIMWEAR SEWING WORKSHOP - $135 Boobytraps

 

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ONLINE | SEWING BRAS: DESIGNER TECHNIQUES - £21.47 Craftsy

ONLINE | SEWING SWIMWEAR: THE SUPPORTIVE ONE-PIECE - £34.36 Craftsy

ONLINE | SEW YOUR OWN 8-PEICE LINGERIE COLLECTION - $80 Burdastyle Academy 

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NOTEWORTHY KNICKERS

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Lancaster & Cornish is an online ethical wedding trims, tableware and accessories store based in Cornwall. Through Notonthehighstreet.com they also sell organic knicker making kits. While, lets admit it, these may not be the most tempting knickers, they do make a wonderfully quirky, fun and useful present. Suitable for beginner sewers who can use a sewing machine, the kit contains organic fabric, elastic, a unique high leg brief pattern (fully graded from sizes 8-18), full easy-to-follow instructions and a Lancaster & Cornish sew in label. Typically they take 2-4 hours to complete and are incredibly fun to make!

Lancaster & Cornish care strongly about the environment and the people producing the fabric. For that reason they only sell products that are ethically sourced, fairly traded and certified organic (where available). The fabric used to produce the knickers above is 100% certified organic cotton that has been dyed with low impact dyes.

The kit is available in two colour-ways: White with red spots & Black with white spots.

Knicker making kits are a great stocking filler for any lingerie lover.

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Lancaster & Cornish's beautifully curated Instagram is a great source of wedding inspiration. From elegantly displayed ribbon, to bouquets of flowers, bridal laces and perfectly styled table arrangements. Just click the image below to go the Lancaster & Cornish Instagram page… knicker-making-sewing-kit-lancaster-and-cornish-stocking-filler-xmas-gift-lingerie-instagram-04

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