Entries by Liesje

Sizing – how it works (bralette & wired bra)

Hari Ito Lingerie patterns use the BCD (Bottom Cup Depth) measurement to determine your cup size.This might be confusing if you’re used to RTW sizing. We use a different sizing system, with a specific reason. In confection, vanity sizing is a thing. But, as sewists, we know better ;). You know you need the size […]

How to use the instructions

The pattern comes with interactive PDF instructions. Most people do not print the instructions, so I added links and bookmarks for quick reference. The links are underlined and have a slightly different colour. You can still print the instructions. Set your printer to greyscale if you like to save on ink. The links and bookmarks […]

Buying a dress form for lingerie

Buying a regular dress form was easy: I have 2 Stockmann dress forms that I’ve got via a friend who studied at Antwerp’s Fashion academy.  That was more than 20 years ago. At that time, I had – more or less – the same size as that mannequin. Super handy for fitting my clothes and […]

How to use a layered PDF

The pattern comes as a layered PDF file, so you will need a PDF viewer to view and print your pattern. We recommend Adobe Reader as a reliable free program. You can print the pattern on A4 or US letter-sized paper. Make sure your printer settings are set to “100% scale” and not “Fit” (your […]