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was all about planning, learning, and studying. Like I wrote last week, I have decided to dive into the world of lingerie sewing and pattern making. I know lots about “regular clothing” construction and pattern making but little about lingerie construction and pattern making. Receiving your suggestions from last week’s post (thanks to those who commented and emailed), I jotted down all of your book suggestions. Before I bought a book though, I searched the Internet for related information. And you know what’s fascinating about reading everyone’s opinion on zigzag stitches, elastics, crotch linings, wovens, and knits? Everyone writes with such conviction yet everyone tips and tricks are different and sometimes contradict each other. Just as a simple example, some writers say to set elastic evenly at leg opening of a pair of undies while others say to stretch the elastic more under the “tush” for a better fit. Who’s right? I don’t know. But it makes you wonder the credibility we give to the Internet and authors.
The professor of a textiles class I took asked on the first day of class, “Do you have any questions for me?” When the class sat silently, hoping she (the teacher) would dismiss us, she followed up with, “What about my credentials? If you’re going to take what I say over the next couple of months as true and fact, don’t you want to know my credentials?” She was right.

So on this Labor Day weekend, I’ll be soaking up the sun in Florida (photographing my most recent project) and cuddling up with some good lingerie books (and checking their credentials too). What are you up to?


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    Sewing Princess

    I’ll be making pizza, trying to fit this burda dress to my figure http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/swing-dress-082012, painting a railing and the regular weekly chores…a bit too optimistic I guess!

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    Jackie Saffert

    Have fun in Florida this weekend! I hope you’re able to get a lot of reading in. I’ll be moving, doing a bit of work and hopefully catching up on some sleep!

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    Clare Mountain

    Hope you have a wonderful time in Florida this weekend! Looking forward to seeing your photos. This weekend means more knitting for me! Love the cooler weather.

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    Can’t wait to see your photos.
    This week I finally had the guts to work on a bra muslin and try different fits. I’m learning so much about lingerie construction and it’s so much fun!
    I hope you have a great time in Florida!

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    Marisa Noelle

    Gotta just adore a professor like that. Lingerie construction seems like it would be such a complicated thing – giving that there is so much lingerie out there that just fits horribly. Have fun soaking up tons of knowledge and plenty of sunshine in Florida 🙂 Much of my weekend will be spent on the lake where I live. xo Marisa

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    Meg the Grand

    In case I haven’t told you this before, I adore your Weekend posts. I tend to save them for when I am having a wretched day at work because they always calm me down and make my inner being happy 🙂

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    Cool rings! Can you tell I’m reading your blog this morning? I def. recommend scouring through patternschool – he has a whole post on elastic tension that I’m sure you’ll find fascinating. I’ve been trying to adjust my patterns so that I don’t have to pull the elastic tighter in certain areas and it works! And then there are times when an elastic just needs to be thrown out.

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