We’ve been using The Secrets of Sewing Lingerie: Make Your Own Divine Knickers, Bras & Camisoles by Katherine Sheers for lingerie work in class since it came out a couple of years ago. It is a really great little book and the patterns are trued up well and well marked. The instructions would be a little rough for the early beginner, but anyone who has a couple of patterns under their belts should be fine.
The language and vocabulary isn’t in standard American English, so there are words here and there that aren’t what you would expect if you are from the US, but the world is a big place, and we have google anyway – so the subtle dialect shouldn’t be too big of a deal.
We think the only criticism we really have – the only bad thing about this book are the terrible, terrible names the garments are given. It always brings uncomfortable laughter to the class when the students working from it start reading them aloud. “Sugar Darlin’ Sweetheart”, “Whisper of Kisses”, “Secret Promise”, “Delicious at Dusk”, and probably the worst: “Hush-a-Bye” all need to be a little less weird. Or maybe our classes need therapy. Either way, still a 9.75 out of 10.
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