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How to Build a Bra Wardrobe

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      Maddie Flanigan

      That’s it! Thanks for sharing. This time, I’m bookmarking it.

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    Pauline alice

    That’s a great post Maddie! I’ve been sewing my entire wardrobe for a few years now but haven’t made the jump to underwear yet. And I really want to! I’ll be reading your following bra/undies posts with a lot of attention.
    By the way, do you have a great bra material/fabric shop to recommend?

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    The Tiny Tailoress

    Nice post indeed ! I just started making my first bra, thanks to your inspiration, mainly ! ^^ I hadn’t thought of lingerie as a constructed wardrobe yet, but I guess I’ll have to put some thought into it. Thank you for all the tips !

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    I love how you break down the amount of pieces. I also go to the gym every day, so I think your system is a great idea!
    One of these days I need to hunker down and make a plan for sewing my whole underwear wardrobe. This post will be the perfect guide! *saving for later*

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    Natasha Estrada

    I hate to break it to you but in a medical emergency they just cut them off. I lost a $200 pair of riding breeches when I had a rather nasty involuntary dismount. The kicker is the give them back to you as if you are going to do something meaningful with a bag full of shreds.

    I personally like to have about a months worth of cotton panties.

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    Ally Design Rewind Fashions

    Love this post! I have yet to tackle the world of lingerie but have amassed a number of patterns I want to try. Your posts have been the perfect inspiration to get me started!

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    juliana calado

    nice post, I just want to make a comment,
    washing undies in the shower shouldn’t be an idea, it really adds up time with water running, whilst in the washing machine or hand-washing there is no running liters of hot water to wash a small piece of cloth.
    well, sorry, couldn’t be quiet. we’re alert here, this year we’ve already been told to use as little as necessary! It seems I’m exaggerating, but it does make a difference.

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    Helen McFadyen

    Gosh, a great deal of my underwear is literally YEARS old. I have knickers that pre date my eldest and he’s 4!!! And I chuck them all in the washing machine em with the rest of our clothes, although we don’t have a dryer. So, interesting reading for me! Question (because I am curious): why do you need a specific pair for laundry days? And if you always wear them then, when do you wash them!?

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      Maddie Flanigan

      I have a specific pair for laundry days so that when my lingerie is being washed/dried, I have a pair to wear.

      I glad you enjoyed the post and I hope you can take some tips to heart.

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    Gwen Gyldenege

    The shower. Brilliant. Your steps are very similar to the Japanese system 5S. Setting a short time limit on purging is critical. I also throw in things like… Have I worn it in the last 6 months (or the last season when it was wearable)? Will I wear it again in the next 3-6 months (or next appropriate season/occasion? One must be honest, vigilant and ruthless at the purging stage. I will also take my purged items, put them in a bag, then put them in storage for 3-6 months. If when I pull them out at that later date I still want one or 2 items, I will keep just those. More often than not, I want none and off they go!

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