Ohhh Lulu Giveaway

AFILAL giveaway 2

I’m going to say something that I don’t think I say enough. Thank you, to everyone who’s read my blog. Whether you liked it or you didn’t, I really appreciate the time you spend on my pages and to show a little bit of gratitude, I’m hosting a giveaway. It’s my blog’s birth month! I don’t know the exact date, but two years ago in November, I started this blog up. It was a means of giving myself a bit of independence, something that was mine and only mine. Since then it’s grown into my favorite place on the internet, a happy little corner of “me-ness”. I get to share my passions with like-minded people, and to have that opportunity is so wonderful that words fall short.

To thank you, I contacted my favorite indie designer of all time, Sarah, the immensely talented seamstress and creator of the brand Ohhh Lulu, and she agreed to:

1. Create three sets and let the winner pick which one they want

2. Customize the set to the winner’s measurements

3. Name the set after the winner’s first name when it goes up in her Etsy shop later this year as a part of her winter collection.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on THISΒ blog post:

  1. Telling me your favorite blog post of mine (you can’t choose this one)
  2. Explaining why (it can be a short sentence, it can be a full paragraph- just know that I’m going to read each and every comment!)
  3. Optionally, you can leave some feedback for me about what else you’d like to see, what you like about my posts, what you don’t, etc.

Below are the two sets and crop top. Should you win, Β you’ll pick your favorite and have it made for you:

PeachBra2

PeachBottoms1

StripeSet1

StripeSet3

ohhhlulu set 1

Meshset1

Meshtop1

Meshtop2

The winner will be selected randomly and announced on the 1st of December.Β Make sure we have a way of contacting you if you win! Also ensure that the name and email you leave when you comment is the same name and email that you use for the entry box. When the winner is drawn, I’ll go looking to make sure that there’s a comment, and if I can’t find it, another winner will be drawn. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns!

This contest is to thank you for reading my blog. More than anything I want you to walk away with the knowledge that I’m grateful for every click, peruse, and comment. This blog is a one-woman show, and I’d still do it if only two people read it (even if one of them was my mom). So truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

 

You can enter below, and good luck!

EDIT: Make sure you click “I commented” after you do so, otherwise you won’t be entered in the draw!

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191 thoughts on “Ohhh Lulu Giveaway

  1. Hmmm… picking my favorite blog post of yours is so difficult! I loved seeing your own bra creations in that recent post, and I love how you manage to cover tons of Indie designers who I’ve rarely heard of. Even though we aren’t quite in the same size range, I appreciate you being a pioneer of brands I’d never dare try out by myself for fear of expensive disappointment. I loved both of your Lonely Hearts posts, because I’ve been searching for the perfect strappy lingerie set. I don’t know if this counts, but I’ve also found your Lingerie brand guide immensely helpful in my own search for fitting (and beautiful) bras. I’d love to grow up to be a professional blog like this πŸ˜› mine is so much more of a hobby blog. Anyways, you’ve been a big inspiration (and a danger to my wallet). I’d love to see more reviews of Indie brands, particularly those with made to measure options (as I wear a 26 band).

    Much love XOXO

    Grace

    1. Hi, Grace! Aw, thank you :’) Indie designers are some of my favorites to cover, and I’m so glad that you found the Lingerie Brand Guide post helpful! And that’s so sweet, considering my blog as professional– I don’t see it that way, so it’s nice that someone else does πŸ˜› The fact that you’re inspired by me is more than I could have ever hoped to achieve as a blogger, so again, thank you so much. I’ll definitely keep doing made-to-measure lingerie, so I hope you enjoy the coming posts! πŸ™‚ xx

  2. My favorite post of yours was “A Year in the Making”, because it showed how far you’ve come since the beginning of your blogging days. And I would love to see more sewing posts!!

    Keep up this amazing blog :). Love from Ashley

    1. hey, Ashley! Thnk you so much for reading and for your comment! It means so much that you liked that post, and I have more sewing posts on the way, so you’ll be seeing lots of those! πŸ™‚

  3. I like your ‘Lingerie and Sexuality’ post, since I largely feel the same. I’m also fond of the instructions for making bra cups smaller, they’ve proven useful even for someone as small-busted as me.

    1. Hi, Andra-Maria! Thank you so much for your comment. I’m super happy that you were able to find the bra cups post useful– being small-busted as well, it’s definitely saved me a few times. Thank you, again xx

  4. I came across your blog by your reviews, in particular, the Lonely Hearts one because I wasn’t sure whether or not to shell the money for one. I like your blog posts “Lingerie and Sexuality” and “Why I hate Sexy Lingerie Companies”. I agree with a lot of your points about the use of sex in lingerie company advertisements and how lingerie should be for the wearer not for sex or worn simply for a partner’s pleasure. I love your blog πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Kathrina! Thank you SO much!! I completely agree, it’s such a shame that sex an lingerie are so closely intertwined in our society because that’s not at all the case. Thank you so much for reading :’)

  5. Hello lovely!
    First off, I want to congratulate you on the birthday of this beautiful blog. It was honestly so difficult to narrow down my choices since I just love your writing style and blog in general, that it took me a bit to choose. But here we are! My final choice is the one titled: Dealing With A Bra’s Empty Cup Space and How To Make a Plunge into a Balconnet. I like this one in particular because of the practicality of it. I think that sometimes we end up buying things that don’t fit us very well, but since it looked so nice on the rack, we get it anyway. But with this post, you graciously provide a solution to fix this problem with soft bras, and I think it was straight to the point and well written, so that is why I enjoyed it. I would try using this if I ever have the same problem.

    My suggestion to you would be to keep up the good work! Honestly, nothing really comes to mind with criticism for you. And you know as a friend I would only try to be honest with you. So yeah, I love your work, so if you keep this up, that would make me content altogether.

    Thank you for doing this AWESOME giveaway. I will try advertising to other people, but I also want to win so…haha we shall see.

    All the love,

    Hyemin

    1. Hello, my dear! Thank you so much for your comment. You’re so sweet :’) Can’t wait to read your coming blog posts, and I’ll talk to you soon πŸ˜› xx

  6. My favourite posts were the ones where you made your own sets (using the ohhh lulu patterns i think?), because it showed how accessible sewing your own lingerie can be!

    1. Hiya! Thank you so much for your comment, those are my favorite posts, too πŸ™‚ Also, I’m not seeing you on the entry list (I check to make sure everything went through ok), so when you get the chance click “I commented!” in the widget on this blog post to ensure that you’re entered. πŸ™‚

  7. I found your blog earlier this year when I was looking for tutorials to make my own lingerie, so my favourite post is probably your “How to Make a Soft Bra” post! Super helpful, since I had just purchased a bunch of Ohhh Lulu’s patterns at the time πŸ™‚

  8. I love the posts about things you made yourself, I am a sew-er, but have never yet branched out into lingerie! But my favourite is probably ‘Reviewed: Claudette Dessous Longline’. It’s how I came across your blog, and it persuaded me to buy the bra after having been on the fence! Unfortunately for me it didn’t work and I had to send it back πŸ™
    I like that you blog about bras in a similar size to myself, and it only helps to fuel my own obsession!

    1. Hello! I love me-made posts too! Too bad the bra didn’t work out, but I’m so glad you enjoyed the review. I definitely recommend sewing lingerie, it’s a ton of fun and while challenging, allows you to get really creative with what you make. Also, I’m not seeing you on the entry list (I check to make sure everything went through ok), so when you get the chance click “I commented!” in the widget on this blog post to ensure that you’re entered. Thanks so much for your comment πŸ™‚

    2. Hiya, Hazel! Thank you so much! Too bad it didn’t work out for either of us, it was such a cute bra! Glad I can help fuel your obsession πŸ˜‰ I highly encourage you to branch out into lingerie, it’s super challenging but also amazing and creative. Thank you, again xx

  9. Hello there πŸ™‚ First – I just want to say – thank YOU πŸ™‚ It’s your work, that readers appreciate πŸ™‚ Second – my active English is not that good, even if I would love to write paragraphs, I’m not able.
    I just love your reviews. I found your blog because of the Claudette reviews (the first one). It helped me alot, even though we are not mean to be with Claudette. I like your post about Fraulein Annie Falling in Love too. Just awesome stuff πŸ™‚

    Thank you again and keep going! Your posts are amazing.

    Ban

    1. hey, Lucie! Thank you so much, comments like this one are the exact reason why I keep blogging. I’m so glad that my post resonate with you and help you. Thank you, again xx

  10. Hi there,

    Happy blog birthday!

    i love all your sewing posts and my favourite post is the one called “what i made for Valentine’s day” πŸ˜‰

    Thank you for providing so much sewing inspiration for us and i hope wish you a success in all your lingerie adventures!

    Cj

    1. Hi, CJ! aw, than you so much. Those posts are my favorite, too. The Valentine’s Day set was the first piece of “real”, wearable lingerie I made, so it’ll always hod a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy the coming posts πŸ™‚

    2. Hi, CJ! aw, than you so much. Those posts are my favorite, too. The Valentine’s Day set was the first piece of “real”, wearable lingerie I made, so it’ll always hod a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy the coming posts πŸ™‚

  11. Well I love all of your reviews (we’re a similar size so I find them extra useful!) but my favourite post I can think of is your own on how to sew soft bralets. I sew knickers and strappy things and whatnot all the time, but I’ve hardly sewn any bras because I’ve just never been taught how, so in 2016 (when I plan to be making a lot more lingerie) I will be using this to hopefully add some lacey bralets to my collections πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Estelle! Oh wow, thank you!! let me know how they turn out (probably excellent), I can’t wait to see them! Thank you again xx

  12. My favorite post was “Purrfect Pineaples and Kittens” ! πŸ˜€ I loved how spontaneous you were about ordering that set…I would like to be that brave sometimes! You took the plunge and the set ended up looking OH-SO-PERFECT on you, and fit you like a glove! <3 I loved it!

    Keep up with your awesome blog, it's one of my favorite lingerie blogs! <3

    kiss kiss
    NΓ‘dia
    My Fashion Insider

    1. Hey, Nadia! Thank you so much for that :’) Sometimes, bravery pays off, and this time it did! Thank you for reading πŸ™‚ xx

  13. I liked your post on how to make bra cups smaller, as I have been fluctuating in weight and there are several bras I own which now have cups just a little too large. I also liked when you started making your own lingerie, as I find soft bras very beautiful as intimate (vs. practical) lingerie.

    1. Another thing I enjoy in your blog is that you give the reader a sense of lingerie as something fun, a way to play with colour and style for yourself, as lingerie is hidden from most people’s eyes. Happy lingerie πŸ™‚

      1. Hi, TR! Thank you so much! Lingerie, at least the way I see it, is definitely fun and unique to each person’s style, so I’m glad that you picked up on that!! Thanks so much xx

    2. Hey again! Thank you so much, I’s super happy that you found that post helpful. I’ve got a lot more me-made lingerie posts on the way, so I hope you enjoy those πŸ™‚ Thank you, again xx

  14. Congratulations on your second blog anniversary! I always enjoy seeing a new post of yours pop up on my blog feed because I know it’s going to be something useful and relevant to me πŸ™‚ I’m a relatively recent follower but my favourite posts that I’ve discovered so far are the band tightening ones and the Kayleigh Peddie review. The band tightening ones were much appreciated since I’m a 30 band and we all know it’s way less common for brands to stock this size so I’ve had to do some settling for a 32 in cases where I really really loved the design. Your tips in those posts made some of my 32s a lot more wearable! I also loved your Kayleigh Peddie review since they were the exact pieces I had my eye on (always a huge relief when you find a golden review) and it was so refreshingly detailed and honest. Many of the reviews I’ve come across have been generic like/don’t like sort of deals but you really consider what people would want to know before buying those particular items so thank you!

    1. Hiya, Young! Thank you so much– and welcome to the blog πŸ™‚ I’m super happy that you found the band tightening posts helpful, they’ve definitely made a lot of brands more accessible to me! And I try to be as honest as possible, so thank you so much for noticing/appreciating that. I hope you enjoy my coming posts, and thank you so much for reading and commenting xx

  15. Honestly, my favorite post was when you shared with us “How to Measure” our own bra fittings. This was so entirely helpful for me, I found out I’ve been wearing the wrong size this entire time!

    1. Hey, Megan! Thank you, and I’m super glad that that post was helpful! Realizing you’re in the wrong size is life-changing, and I speak from experience. Without that I’d never have started this blog. Thank you, again xx

  16. I enjoyed reading your blog about What you’ve been up to. I think it’s nice that you share your designs with your mom and not get offended when she gives her advice about the style or design of your lingerie. It’s great that you kept at it and proud of what you’ve accomplished. I think your designs are fun. Great work.

    1. Hi, Veronica! Thank you so much, that’s one of my favorite posts, too! Lol, my mom is definitely very vocal in her opinions on my lingerie– i guess that’s a good thing. Thank you, again xx

  17. Meg,

    I’ve enjoyed each and every post! I feel so lucky to have been able to follow along from the start. Your Saturday updates are a highlight of my weekend. I appreciate the time, effort, and money you’ve put into this. Thank you as well for the advice you’ve given-talking to you was very helpful when I was trying to figure out Mimi Holliday and Fortnight sizing. Reading your detailed reviews has saved me from some costly mistakes as well!

    To answer the prompt, I think my favorite post was the one reviewing the three Claudette Dessous bras. I like how you took the time to review and compare each one critically.

    Emilia

    1. Hiya, Emilia! Aw, that is SO nice to hear. To hear that I’m the highlight of anyone’s weekend is so much more than what I ever hoped to accomplish as a blogger– I didn’t even think I’d GET readers when I first started! I’m so happy that you’ve taken my advice to heart, and I’ll have more comparison posts coming soon, so stay tuned πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for being there from the beginning. xx

  18. Happy blog birthday! I wanted to comment earlier, but I was caught up by my school :'(

    The main reason why I read lingerie blog is to see new designs, but also learn about the companies and how they fit.
    It’s a visceral experience, really, because of the limited budget of a student.
    Though there are other lovely articles of yours that I love and benefit much from (the article about making underwires narrow? revolution to my lingerie drawer!), I am choosing one of your reviews:
    “Reviewed: Comexim Ingrid”
    In all honesty, it doesn’t matter which one I choose, because I find your tone and the way you review the most appealing. But I chose this article specifically because… it’s a good representation of a review from you. Such as: 1) providing a succinct view of Comexim, the ever-confusing Polish brands 2) emphasis on wire, shallow/projectedness, and band 3) the flow (despite my emphasis on info, I would rather if it weren’t listed out, but delivered to me!) 4) the way it looks on you (I love your presentation of the pieces!)

    I am happy that you are determined to write, as that leaves me a very pleased reader! πŸ™‚

    – Tiff

    1. Hey, Tiff! Thank you so much :’) The Comexim Ingrid photos turned out really well– thank you πŸ™‚ Thank you for the feedback, as well! I try and keep thing conversational so you don’t feel like you’re reading a text book πŸ˜› Thank you so much for being one of my most vocal and engaging readers, and thank you so very much for your comments xx

  19. I adore your post on the lingerie you’ve made. I have a sewing machine but haven’t used it at all yet and you’ve inspired me to get going. Would love to see more of your stuff!

    1. Hey, Alice– Thank you :’) I’ve got loads more lingerie to share that I’ve made, so those posts are coming soon! I hope you like them, and I encourage you to try sewing your own sets. It’s challenging and rewarding πŸ™‚ Thank you, again xx

    1. Hi, julie! Thank you! Knowing your boobs is crucial, and I wish Know Thy Boobs was my most popular post. I’m glad that you read it πŸ™‚ Thank you xx

  20. I love reading review posts. The Reviewed: Dita Von Teese Madame X Set was my favorite one just because that was a set that I was looking into getting and it was a very well written review.

  21. Hey Meg (we’re name twins!), I just wanted to use this giveaway comment section as an opportunity to thank you. Throughout my bra fitting journey, it’s been a struggle to find bloggers who maintain realistic expectations while maintaining a professional view of the industry. Although it’s fairly recent, I think your post about the background details behind blogging was a really great behind-the-scenes look at how you run the blog, and it makes me happy to know that you’re self aware and conscious of the social issues entangled in the field. Also, the body image blurb really resonated with me. Keep doing what you do- somewhere out there is a mid-twenties girl reading every post and using you as inspiration to possibly start her own blog on day.

    Thanks,
    Meg

    1. Hi, Meg, my name twin!! Omg, thank you. Sometimes it feels like I’m just saying random thoughts to the internet, and the idea that someone is actually reading those thoughts and that they’re resonating with her is so much more than I ever hoped to accomplish as a blogger. Thank you, so much, and I hope you do start your own blog– sucky aspects aside, it is rewarding, especially because of comments like yours xx

  22. I keep coming back to your lingerie brand guide. It is awesome to have a bit of a compilation of different brands and whether they are loose or firm in the band etc for internet shopping. I’m also a big fan of your reviews in general. You have a similar size and taste to me and it is great to be able to see how a set looks and fits. Keep blogging! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi, Emma! Thank you so much– I plan to πŸ˜‰ I’ll also be updating that post soon, so stay tuned πŸ™‚ Thank you, again xx

  23. Maybe a bit of a weird choice, but I think my favourite post of yours is your review of the Mimi Holliday comfort bra. I think that it’s the first blog post of yours that I ever read, so it holds a special place in my heart, haha! Plus it’s such a pretty set, and I love the pictures you took of it! One thing that I love about reading your blog is that you’re a similar size to me, which can be hard to find so it’s great to see how things fit you! I look forward to seeing what you have to say in the future!

    1. Hiya, Amy! Lol, I think you’re the only one who chose that post, so thank you!! The comfort bra is such a great style. Thank you so much, I’ll be sure to pass that along to my photographer! Thank you for your comment xx

  24. My favorite posts of yours are those that are relate to sewing. I love the bralettes that you make – especially the ones that remind me of Fortnight. I also really loved your “Why Blogging Sucks” post from the other day…full of truths and very powerful. You’re one of my favorite bloggers!

    1. Hey, Florence! Thank you so much, I love my sewing posts, so it’s so awesome that you like them, too. That post was hard to write, ad it required me to take a hard look at my hobby for the last two years. I’m glad it resonated with you. You, too, are one of my favorite bloggers, and I can’t wait for your coming posts! xx

  25. My favourite posts of yours have to be your alteration guides, especially “Customizing Your Bra’s Underwires and Making a Shallow Bra Projected”. It’s such a simple idea but so effective, I can’t believe I never thought of it before!

    I don’t really have any feedback for what I think you should post – I’m happy to read whatever you want to write about πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Anna! Thank you so much, that post saved me a few times from painfully wide underwires πŸ˜› I look forward to reading your coming posts, and hope you like mine, too πŸ™‚ Cheers! xx

  26. This is my favorite lingerie blog, and not just because you’re conveniently my size πŸ™‚
    I keep coming back to the Brand Guide post, it’s such a great reference! Your posts on bra fitting were one of the first I ever read on my quest for a bra that fits, too.
    I love the variety between DIY tips, thoughtful/discussion posts like the one about lingerie and sexuality, and all the helpful information, and of course your great photography!
    Keep up the great work! xo

    1. Hey, Marti! Thank you so much :’) I’ll be updating that post soon, so stay tuned!! I’m so happy that you enjoy my blog, and I hope you like the coming posts! I’ll be sure to pass that along to my photographer, she’ll be so happy to hear that πŸ˜€ Thank you again xx

  27. I love your page (is that allowed too?) on breast health. There’s a lot of breast cancer survivors in my family and as you say in your post: we cannot educate ourself and the women surrounding us enough!
    Thank you for sharing this too!

    I’m a huge fan of Ohhlulu and own several of her pieces. Even though I sew myself, I still order. Her work is so beautiful!

    1. Hi, Hanne! Yes, it is allowed πŸ˜€ I’m so happy whenever I hear someone read the Breast Health page, because it’s so crucial to understand how to examine yourself and to do it regularly. It’s not my most popular post but I wish it was- self-checks are so important. I agree, Ohhh Lulu’s work is gorgeous. Thank you so much for your comment xx

  28. So I just learned about your blog via Ohhh Lulu’s instagram but I love what I see so far! The combination of purchased and home-sewn items pretty closely reflects my own habits and experience so seeing how another person approaches all that is really interesting! I’m looking forward to following along and maybe picking up some recommendations for things to buy here and there that I haven’t yet heard about!

    1. Hey, brenna! Thank you so much for your comment, and welcome! I have loads more reviews and me-made lingerie posts coming, so I hope you enjoy those xx

  29. Hi there! I would like to enter the Ohhh Lulu giveaway and also say how lovely your sets look! Nicely done. My favorite post of yours is the one about making your bra cups smaller, as I tend to need this adjustment for the top of my bra cups. It’s so helpful to see your tutorial because it goes into so much more detail than on other blogs I’ve seen for this type alteration. And it’s very inspiring to me as a beginner sewist.
    I would say you’re doing a great job with your blog, as I’ve just discovered you through Ohhh Lulu’s Instagram, and it’s really cool you had the idea to have her help you with a giveaway! That is so generous. And I always love reading other lingerie sewing blogs.
    Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to reading more of your posts!
    Jessica

    1. hey, jessica! Aw, thank you SO much! Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚ I’m so glad that you found the alteration helpful, it’s definitely saved me a lot of money and grief over the years πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy my coming posts xx

  30. This is so exciting! I often look through Ohhh Lulu’s etsy page, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Love, love, love the idea that I could have something made for my body πŸ™‚

    My favorite post is the post you did on Lingerie and Sexuality (http://allsfairinloveandlingerie.com/?p=602 in case others want to find it!). The first set of really, really lovely lingerie I bought was for an old partner I was supposed to be visiting on a trip. I went shopping for it with a friend and it totally changed the way I look at lingerie. I felt so, so good in it. And then…the ex cancelled the trip. It was a whole, totally devastating situation. And I remember thinking, I can’t believe I spent so much money on this set! But you know what…I still wore it πŸ™‚ And I felt just as amazing wearing it for myself as I imagined I would wearing it for him.

    1. Hey, Zoe! Aw, thank you so much. i’m so glad that you had that realization, it’s such an important one to have!! P.S…you won!! I’ll be sending you an email shortly πŸ™‚

  31. Hi,
    Recently I liked the What I’ve been up to post. it’s inspiring to see what can one create oneself. i also loved to see how much you have progressed in terms of fit and skill in making lingerie. I also like the reviews, but what saddens me it the fact that I don’t fit in most of the Indy brands.
    Happy blog birthday!

    1. Hey, Paeonnia! Thank you so much, I’m so happy that you liked the post! Hopefully in the coming reviews I’ll be including brands that have your size (eEwa Michalak, for instance, is coming up in my reviews again, and she makes literally EVERY size). Thank you so much for your comment xx

  32. Those are such beautiful sets. For me, my favourite posts of yours are your bra alteration posts, although all your reviews are amazing and so thorough. My favourite post though is your alteration to make a plunge into a balconnet because my Hello Dolly fit me the exact same way yours did but once I did your alteration it was such a lovely amazing fit and I was so happy I could rescue it. (http://allsfairinloveandlingerie.com/?p=1473)

    1. Hey, Gratia! Thank you so much, I’m so happy that the post helped you out!! Hello Dolly is such a cute bra, so I’m glad you could rescue it πŸ˜€

  33. Hi Meg,

    All of your posts are amazing, and I especially love the guides you write about how to do some alteration. I’ve always had the problem of cups being too big or band being too big, and those posts have helped me tons. It also helped me to not throw away all the bras that were too big for me as I recently discovered that I’m a 26D (and all my previous bras were 32A). So thank you very very much!

    Also, I just wanted to add that I absolutely love the designs that you create and share on Instagram! They are all so adorable! I look forward seeing more of those!

    1. Hey, Reenie! Aw, thanks so much!! I’m so glad that you like the designs :’) AND that my posts have helped you out! They’ve saved me many times, too– thank you again xx

  34. Picking just one of your posts is really difficult as I love the vast majority of them! I do really enjoy ones where you talk about sewing lingerie as well as reviewing it though (as I’ve started doing that too), so I’m going to have to go with this one being my favourite:
    http://allsfairinloveandlingerie.com/?p=2717
    I love seeing how and what other people are sewing in the lingerie world, and especially seeing how it fits on a person as many people photograph them flat or on a mannequin, so it’s really useful πŸ™‚
    And happy 2 years of blogging!! We just reached that too this month and were planning a giveaway, but life (as usual!) got in the way, oops!

    1. Hey, Sian! Lol, life always gets in the way. Thank you so much, that’s definitely one of my favorites, too! Yeah, whenever I see something laying flay or on a mannequin, I’m just like, “But how does it FIT??” Thanks so much for your comment, and can’t wait to read your coming posts xx

    1. Hey, Mary Rachel! What a coincidence, I like sharing my sewing progress and creativity! It’s one of my favorite things about writing this blog. Thanks so much for your comment xx

  35. I am always so amazed by how much knowledge you have on lingerie and how you find amazing designers that most of us would never be able to. I was recently reading the Kayleigh peddie post and was struck with awe that you know so much about very tiny but important aspects such as stitching! so cool!

    1. Hey, Jessica! Thank you so much!! Stitching is often overlooked but really crucial to the fit and make of a garment, so I’m really glad that you liked that aspect of the post! Thank you so much for your comment xx

  36. I adore your lingerie posts, and I also adore Ohhh Lulu. I have followed a lot of your tips on sewing lingerie since I try and enjoy making my own, you are a huge inspiration as a creator and as a blogger. I love your writing style, I feel like I’m talking to a friend, I want to have my own fashion and sewing blog one day and you have inspired me to keep going.

    Greetings from Venezuela.

    RenΓ©e G.

    1. Hey, Renee! Thank you so much for your comment. Hearing that I’ve inspired you is so much more than I ever hoped to accomplish as a blogger. I hope you do start blogging, and I’m so glad that you like the writing style! I try and keep the tone conversational, so you don’t feel like you’re reading a textbook. Thank you again xx

  37. What a lovely giveaway idea! I’m a huge fan of the Oooh Lulu line and would love to add another set to my lingerie drawer! I really loved your ‘Blogging can suck’ post. It seriously hit home because I’ve been blogging for a few years now (about sewing lingerie mostly) and I’ve experienced every one of those scenarios. And still, I love it (most of the time…). I often ask myself what I have to contribute to the conversation that some other skinny white girl with a blog doesn’t. I don’t always have a good answer, but at the same time, I showed up, I wrote, I took the time to say it, and that in itself is the important thing to me. Best of luck with future years of blogging!

    1. Hey, Anna! Thank you for saying that. I’m glad that the post resonated with you– I agree, and I definitely feel like a skinny white girl with no unique perspective to offer a lot of the time. However, you’re also right that since we took the time to write and post it, that kind of makes it unique in its own way, if that make sense. Thank you, and you, too! xx

  38. What a great giveaway! I love your blog and I love OhhLulu’s creations!

    My favourite post is Ocfober 4th’s ‘What I’ve been up to” because I really like seeing your own makes, and that post was a gold mine of self made lingerie! I also really like seeing your self-drafted items, as I know it takes a lot of work, but in the end you get something absolutely catered to you.

    1. Hey, Helen– you and I have that in common!! They’re gorgeous. Aw, thank you so much. There’ll be plenty more me-made posts in the coming months, so I hope you enjoy those! I’ve also drafted a few patterns specially for those posts, so I can’t wait to share them. Thank you, again xx

  39. Hey!
    My favorite blog post was the one, with the review of the Watson bra from cloth habit. When I saw it on you I was hooked, bought the pattern and started sewing the same day! I made it 3 times now and absolutley love it! Thanks for showing me this great pattern!

  40. First off-CONGRATS on two years of blogging! As someone who jumps into blogging full force for one day and can’t seem to keep up with it on a consistent basis, I am very inspired by committed bloggers!

    My favorite post has to the Bra Basics: The Fit Rules (and Exceptions). As an aspiring intimate apparel designer, (I work full time for a mass-market well-known retailer designing lingerie, and do my own creations on the side) it is truly vital information to know core fitting principles. You broke down the information in easy bits that de-bunked the mysteries of a well (or ill) fitting bra! Bra making is all about the trial and error of the fit samples, so with that info I am able to figure out the perfect fit for my own me-made bras, as well as using that information in my day job!

    Best wishes for the future! xx

    1. Hi, Jessica, thank you so much!! I’m so glad you liked that post– it’s critical for women to understand the fit rules with bras and when to not follow them, and I totally agree that knowing the core fitting principals is vital. Thank you for your comment, and the best of luck with your creations!!:D

  41. This is so exciting! Happy two years! Definitely my favorite blog post is the Blogging Can Suck lol. I told you on Twitter and I’ll tell you again, this really applies to any blogger and I’m so glad you said it! People think bloggers are glamourous and have oh so muh money To just drop on new products…..ummmmm not so much. Lol. So I really loved the realness.

    I do need to go back through your archives and read more, in sure I’ll discover a ton more favorite posts πŸ˜‰

    P.S. 2016 shall be my year of transforming my wardrobe with things that make me feel good. And because of you a nd a few other lingerie blogs, I have discovered how much I love it πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Ashley! Thank you so much! Lol, yeah!! My wallet has been in pain for the last two years πŸ˜› I’m glad you liked the realness. I wasn’t sure how well it would come across, so to hear that it resonated with you is so wonderful. Aw, welcome to the lingerie-loving community!! Thank you so much for your comment xx

  42. Hi! I have looked around your site a bit and so far I liked the post “Ohhh Lulu Rose Garden Set”. I think I liked that post the best as I love the designer and the set she made so it made it an easy choice for me! That being said I really appreciate the fact that you pay about fit, likes and dislikes of various brands. Happy Birthday blog and thanks for hosting a giveaway!! Cheers, Dayl.

  43. My favorite post is all about measurements because I know that my bra size is NOT what I think it really IS and I end up having to tug this d*mn bras all the time (or pick these straps from falling down my shoulders etc…)

    1. Hey, Elsa! Thank you so much for your comment– I totally understand picking at underwires and straps. I wish you luck in your journey to finding the right bra!! xx

  44. My favourite post is your review of the Watson bra pattern. I’ve been seeing it around a lot and have been very interested in purchasing it. Your versions look so nice, they’ve convinced me to take the plunge!

    1. Hey, Miet!! Ahh, I’m so glad that you’re going to try it out!! It’s such a great pattern and it’s super easy to do, particularly because there’s no underwires. It’s also so comfortable. I hope it goes well πŸ™‚ Thank you for your comment xx

  45. Hello Meg,
    First of all, I’m a french Canadian, so I’ll try my best with my english πŸ™‚
    Even tough I’m fairlly new to your blog (I came across it by the Ohhh Lulu’s giveaway), I must say I related to you very much! I started to read your blog posts so that I can choose my favorite and one in particular catched my eyes.
    The ”Why I started blogging and why bras” one. It really touched me. Also recovering from a bad breakup myself, and then dealing with depression and anxiety, I can understand how one simple thing can give you hope to reconquering your own self. In this case, lingerie πŸ™‚
    I always tought lingerie is a powerful way of expressing yourself and connecting with your own intimate taste, and therefore yourself. (not sure how’s that sound, but it sounds right in french πŸ˜› ). I love everything that is delicate and fragile!
    Also, I sew for a long time now but never had the courage to believe that I can make my very own set of lingerie.
    I started looking across the web and then found the Ohhh Lulu’s pattern. I found them so beautiful, but then again never tought I can make one with my own hands.
    But seeing your blog, and seeing you making your own lingerie too gives me courage to throw myself out there and trying to make one for myself! Even if its not perfect at first attempt πŸ™‚
    So, (ha! This is a long post) thank you for sharing with us and keep on reaching your goals! You’re very inspiring!

    I wish you the best πŸ™‚
    Madeleine

    1. Hey, Madeleine! Thank you so much for your comment. I’m so glad that the “Why I started blogging” post resonated with you.It was reflective of a very hard time in my life, so hearing that you read, liked, and could relate to it means so much. I totally agree that lingerie is powerful and good for self-expression!! I hope you do make lingerie yourself, it’s a challenging but rewarding experience!! Ohhh Lulu’s patterns are fantastic for both beginners and advanced sewists, so they’d be a great starting point. I hope you enjoy all my coming posts, and I, too, wish you the very best :’) xx

  46. I know its a slightly older post but I really enjoyed your Lingerie Band Guide post. Its great to have one place to go and check back on fit etc before making an online purchase. I also really enjoy seeing what you have been making yourself and hearing your thoughts on different fabrics and fastenings.

    1. Hey, Julia! Thank you!! I’m so glad you find it helpful, I’ll be updating it soon, so stay tuned. As well, I have more me-made lingerie posts coming, so I hope you enjoy those! Thank you so much for your comment xx

  47. I’m not a long time reader of your blog, but I’ve loved reading your thoughts on why it sucks to be blogging. Although I’m a style blogger myself with no lingerie pictures ever, I often face the same issues. Creeps? Oh, god, yes. Since I love lingerie so much, I’m happy to have found your blog (with such a good name) and will follow along πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Daria! Creeps just tend to find you, no matter what you blog about, I’m finding! Weirdos. Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚ And thank you, I came up with the name myself :’) I hope you enjoy all the coming posts, and I’ll be checking out your blog πŸ™‚

  48. Congrats on your blog’s 2nd birthday! I love reading your posts, they’re always so detailed and well written. I especially liked your recent post about your recent sewing projects, “What I’ve been Up to”. As someone who also likes to sew my own bra, it’s always cool to see what other people are making for inspiration! The set made with lace and gingham was so cute!

    1. Hey, Alana! Thank you!! Two years flew by really fast!! Thank you so much :’) That set was also my favorite. I’m glad you like my posts, I try and include as much detail as possible, so the fact that you notice/appreciate that is fantastic. xx

  49. I’m a new reader from Ohhh Lulu and popped over to enter the giveaway. Since I’m a new reader, I took some time to look through some of your posts and love seeing the lingerie you sewed up. I also love the bra fitting info – very helpful!

    1. Hey, Melissa! Thank you so much for taking the time to go through my blog, it means so much :’) I have more me-made lingerie posts coming soon,so I hope you enjoy those, as well πŸ™‚

  50. I liked What I’ve Been Up To from October 4th, because it has inspired me to get out the lingerie kits I’ve bought and finally give them a go on the sewing machine!

    1. Hi, heather!! Ahh, I’m so glad you started sewing lingerie– and I’m so very glad that my post helped inspire you :’) It’s not easy sewing your own, but it’s so worth it and a lot of fun (and quality time with the good ol’ stitch ripper) figuring it all out. I have more me-made lingerie posts coming up, so I hope you enjoy those, too πŸ˜€

  51. Oooooo so many to choose from! I love all of your sewing posts, because I’m trying to do what many small-back-reasonable-sized-cup people do and make my own. However, I have to say the most useful post to me was the one you did in June of this year on Bosom Galore, I’m UK based, so hearing about this company was fantastic. Because of your suggestions I contacted Katy to ask about sizing and she was so helpful. I now have the Amelia and lovely matching shorts (which I picked because you commented that the briefs rode up, the shorts don’t and they are gorgeous!) However much I love making my own, I know I’m a long way from making beautiful quality, locally produced and ethically sourced lingerie, so they definitely filled a hole in my wardrobe!

    1. Hi, Liz! Wow, thank you so much!! I’m so, so glad that you found the post helpful & that you discovered a new brand through me :’) Congratulations on sewing your own lingerie! It’s definitely a journey, but so, so worth it. Thank you so much for your comment xx

  52. First I’d like to say that it is really hard to choose one post. I really like your basic posts like “All about your measurements” most, because finding the right size is the part most women struggle with. It is such a lovely giveaway with the greatest prize I could imagine.

    1. Hey, Yvonne! Thank you so much. I wrote those posts eons ago yet I still visit them a lot, because you’re right– understanding your measurements and having the right size is so important and a lot of women do struggle with that!! Thank you so much for your comment, and thank you for reading :’)

  53. Hey!
    My favourite blog post is about how to make underwear (http://allsfairinloveandlingerie.com/?p=2418). This post was posted right before my birthday and I was gifted some fabric and the OhhhLulu Grace pattern and then I finally tried it! Without your blog/this post I would have never had the confidence to try sewing my own underwear so thank you!!

    1. Hi, Anica! Omg thank you so much!! When I made that post I wasn’t even sure other people read it, let alone appreciated it!! I’m so glad I could help out in any way with your sewing:’) Thank you so much for your comment xx

    1. Hi, Justyna! I’m glad I could help you discover brands! I’ll be updating that post soon, so hopefully you’ll find even more πŸ™‚

  54. So far my favorite is your Blogging Can Really, Really Suck post as so many of these points resonate with me even though my blog is about sewing and not wearing lingerie. But I’ll have to keep looking around your site and see what else catches my eye.
    Congratulations on your blogiversary.
    Pippa K

    1. Hiya, Pippa! Thank you so much! That was a hard post to write, and I wasn’t sure how it would come across, so to hear that you liked it so nice. Thank you for your comment xx

  55. Hi Beautiful!

    Congrats on the big 2.0!! My favourite post and I have many, is actually one of your more recent ones, ” What I’ve Been Up To” While I love your reviews your ones giving advice and alterations are always my favourite. It is inspiring to see all your recent makes and your feedback on them is so useful! You have come so far in the limited time you have been sewing lingerie and it makes us readers feel more confident that we to can create beautiful pieces. I also love your honesty in your reviews!

    xx
    Kim

    1. Hey, also beautiful πŸ˜€ Aw, thank you so much!! I try to be as honest and transparent as possible in my reviews, so I’m glad you like that aspect πŸ™‚ And thank you–I have more posts coming that feature me-made stuff, so I hope you like those, too!! I’m so glad that you find those posts inspiring, I love sharing what I do with readers and now that I’m not making COMPLETELY hideous things (like when I first started.. rough times) Thank you for your comment, it means a lot xx

  56. I liked the post “what I’ve been up to”. It is great to see other people’s work and hear others lament the cost of nice supplies, though I’m slowly learning it is worth it!! I’m new to your blog from ohh lulu.

    1. Hi, Katyrenee! I totally agree, supplies are expensive but they definitely improve the quality of the garment. Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚

  57. Its been said before, but your posts on lingerie & sexuality have been my favorite, so much so that when I have this discussion with people who find out I’m a lingerie enthusiast, I just refer them to your well-written article, rather than bumble through the explanation myself πŸ™‚

    I also appreciate how much you discuss why a certain bra style works/or doesn’t work with your bust, and the fact that you use terms that make it easy to understand how our own busts are shaped, and then what would work best for us as well. I can’t say theres any one type of post I’d like to see more, but I would like to see that component continue in your reviews.

    1. Hey, RD! Awwww, thank you!! I do that all the time. Instead of going on about why I like lingerie so much, just engage in shameless self-promotion by linking them to my own blog article πŸ˜› I’ll definitely keep that up in coming reviews!! Thank you for your comment xx

  58. Happy birthday!! As a fellow lingerie (& sewing) enthusiast I always return to the how to make your bra cups smaller post, before I read that I hadn’t even considered altering my not-quite-right bras & this opened up a whole new world for me!

    Lior x

    1. Hi, Lior!! I’m so glad you liked it! Those alterations really saved me a lot of money and grief when buying lingerie, and I’m so glad they were helpful to you xx

  59. My favourite posts are your reviews of sets. Most recently, your Perrfect Pineapples review. I find your blog a great way to discover new and interesting indie brands.

    1. Hi, Julie! Thank you so much, I really liked that post, too- and that set (kitties!!!!!) I try really hard to support indie designers, and I have loads more coming in the new year! I hope you like those, too πŸ™‚

  60. I like the post which says why you started blogging and why ligerie the most. It’s nice to read something really personally from you and I think it’s hard to write about hard times and mental illness. I really like that you found something what gave you more selfconfidence and where you feel needed and well.

    regards and go on !
    Lisa from germany πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Lisa! Thank you so much for your comment. That was a hard post to write; it was vulnerable and I wasn’t sure how well it would go. Hearing that you liked it and that it resonated with you is so, so nice. Thank you xx

  61. My favourite blog post of yours would be the Cleo Melissa and Ellis Review due to sentimental reasons. The (very cute) Cleo Melissa was the first bra that I bought after discovering that my breasts weren’t weird after all. I was looking for Cleo Melissa reviews as I needed help with sizing but your blog post was pretty much the only one that I found at the time. I was so grateful to find sizing advice in your blog post and placed my order. It ended up not fitting due to my lack of knowledge about my shape and I ended up selling it but I always look at that particular blog post as the catalyst to my lingerie journey and better self-confidence,

    1. Hi, DL! Aw, thank you so much. It makes what I do so worthwhile when I hear that my posts helped you. When I post something, it can feel like I’m talking to no one. Hearing that I was a part of your journey to self-acceptance means so much. Thank you for sharing xx

  62. I can’t decide between your Bra Basics: The Fit Rules and How to Measure at Home! Although I’ve been sewing for years, I’m new to lingerie sewing, and I found both of these posts super helpful!

    1. Hi, Samantha! Thank you, I’m so glad you liked those posts! They’re all about the foundations of fit, and having that understanding is crucial to sewing your own. I wish you the best in sewing your own lingerie– it can be super hard, but once you make your first wearable piece, it’s so worth it!!

    1. Hi, Jodie- Thank you so much!! That was a hard post to write, I really wasn’t sure how it would be received, so t hear that you liked it is so nice. Thank you for your comment xx

  63. My favorite post is your Lingere Brand guide! It is so unbelievably helpful just like all of your posts are! I am in love with all of your pieces and I would love to win! You are a rock star and I have no criticism!

    1. Hey, Colleen! Thank you so much :’) I’m so glad you liked it- I’ll be updating the Lingerie Brand Guide soon, so stay tuned xx

  64. I really enjoyed your lingerie and sexuality post because I just agree with all of it though I personally rarely indulge. I follow your reviews with a fervent wish I could purchase so many of them along with you though we are not really remotely the same size…

    1. Hi, Teresa! Aw, thank you so much. I’m so glad you liked the post!! I have some new reviews coming, so hopefully those brands will have your size so you can enjoy them, too πŸ™‚

  65. I really loved the Lingerie Brand Guide post! It honestly was really helpful when I was still semi-new to bra brands in my size. (I also liked the how to alter your bra cups post, even though I am terrible at sewing and was always too chicken to try it! 😑 Maybe someday…)

  66. I like the page you wrote on bra fitting. It is really informative. I have trouble finding lingerie to fit properly as I have unusal proportions so reading some notes on checking fit was great. I love your reviews, I’m interested in sewing so reviews of lingerie patterns and getting a good fit are good. I love ohh lulu designs. I’ve been eyeing the designs for a long time but I’ve never taken the plunge to make my own though I’d love to. Your post on what you’ve learnt from blogging over the last two years was really good for me. I’d like to start a blog but I keep putting it off so thank you for sharing your notes on blogging.

    1. Hey Bekki, I’m really glad you liked my posts. I’ll be sure to include more reviews of sewing patterns! I’m never sure if people want to read those or not because it’s so niche-y πŸ˜› I highly encourage you to try out sewing your own lingerie, particularly with the Ohhh Lulu patterns– they’re great for beginners and experienced sewists! And blogging can be hard, but is definitely a rewarding experience. Let me know if you start one, I’d love to read it! πŸ™‚

  67. I just reread my favorite post, Lingerie and Sexuality. It’s exactly how I feel. I love buying and wearing sexy lingerie, even though I’m the only one seeing it. It makes me feel bold and sensual when I know something about myself that no one else does.
    I love reading your reviews of other lingerie brands. It helps reading about others experiences before I place an order.

    1. Hiya Robin! I agree completely, that’s the whole point of lingerie for me. And I’m glad you like the reviews- there’ll be plenty more coming (especially after Black Friday :P) so I hope you like those, too!

  68. My favourite post is when you realized how much you love to sew! Nothing better than seeing someone else converted to making her own lingerie! It’s so nice to make something fit properly!

    1. Hey Mary! Thank you!! It IS so nice to make something fit properly. It also helps me realize what works for my body and what doesn’t, and why. Thank you for your comment xx

  69. I have been eyeing a Tuttie Rouge bra for some time now, and your review is the first I’ve come across, so I really enjoyed each of your reviews on the brand. My favorite was the Liliana review, particularly because I loved all the close-up pictures that give all of the details of the bra. I also like how you broke down the review into various sections: Fit, Shape, Support, etc. Its easy to get lost in blog posts if the content isn’t broken down into digestible, organized sections, but I appreciate how you broke it down, and it was easy for me to follow and be able to process the information and keep track of what had/had not yet been covered in the review.

    As far as seeing more, I wouldn’t mind seeing more in your news and opinions section. I love learning more about the lingerie world and how it is for various people to experience it– of various gender or sexual orientation, different ages, different cultures, etc. Its the norm to see skinny Caucasian women in lingerie and so I like to see when the lingerie world goes outside of that norm– to see the inclusive parts of the lingerie world; a world that seems so exclusive so much of the time!

    You’ve got a great blog! Great work, and good luck!
    Michelle — michelley.young@gmail.com

    1. Hey Michelle! I’m glad you liked the Tutti review! I actually stopped breaking down my reviews into sections, but I do agree that it is easier to read, so I think I’ll start doing it again. Thank you so much for your feedback, I’m trying to find some diversity to include for my blog! I too would like to see lingerie from different perspectives xx Thank you so much!!

  70. This is the first time I’ve been on your blog but I’m so excited now to go through all of your posts! I recently started sewing my own lingerie (three mockups later and STILL the bra doesn’t fit!) so your post titled “What I’ve Been Up To” really appealed to me as I love sewing and love seeing what people have created themselves. I’ve been a follower of Sarah’s blog for a while which is how I’ve found yours and I’m glad I have. I wish you the best of luck in the future!

    1. Hey, S! Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you liked “What I’ve Been Up to” post! (It was one of my favorites, too!) Thank you for your comment xx

  71. My favorite blog, and the one that I’ve found most useful was the post on how to make bra cups smaller, as I have lost 46 pounds (without trying) over the last few months–a real challenge in trying to keeping bras that fit!! The runner-up post would have to be the one on measuring, as I’ve had to do this soooo often. Your blog is very interesting and brings out different aspects of making bras that I hadn’t thought of, which should give me a better knowledge as to how/where to begin, as soon as I can find the time to start sewing my own collection–a challenge I’ve been “chomping at the bit” to do!
    I would like to see some instruction on front closure bras, and how to get them to fit correctly (snuggly against the breast bone). I have shoulder problems and it isn’t easy to reach around and hook them in the back–I have to hook them in the front, and then twist them around. Sometimes the tab doesn’t rest over the hooks, and they dig into my back when I sit and lean against a chair. My breasts are “far apart”, so I think I need stays at the sides, to bring them closer together. Another thing I would like to see, is how to make a “fake”, supportive underwire– something that gives support, but doesn’t dig into me.. I’ve never had an underwire that was comfortable–they either dig into my chest, or into the outer sides of my breasts.
    Keep up the good work! You’re rockin’ it!!

    1. Hey, Brenda! Thank you so much, I’m glad you liked the posts. Measuring and finding a bra that fits is definitely a journey, but totally worth it. Let me know if you start sewing your own lingerie!! I’m always so excited to see someone interested in trying it out. I’ve actually got a few front-closure bras on the way, so I hope you like those reviews! As for the underwire, I recommend a looser band. Underwires tend to dig and get uncomfy when they band is too tight. If that’s not the case, then depending on your size I can definitely make recommendations for brands that have softer underwires that I’ve found not to dig! Drop me an email if that sounds like something you’d be interested in. Thank you so much xx

  72. My favourite post is the Lingerie Brand Size Guide. It is so helpful to know how the different brands compare to each other and what brand would be best for my shape.
    I’m new to your blog but I am enjoying it very much.

  73. New to your blog, through this contest with ohlulu, but after a quick look around I was thrilled to see the breast health section – LOVE it! Can’t wait to start following you and checking out other sections of the blog.

    1. Hey, Lyndsy! Thank you so much!! Breast health is crucial and so, so important, so I’m so glad you appreciated that section of the blog πŸ™‚ Welcome!

  74. What a nice giveaway between a blog I love to read and a lingerie designer I really admire… I just sew Ohhlulu’s bikini bottom today! And they fit like a glove. I would say that the thing I like the most on your website (and it was hard to decide…) is your lingerie brand guide. You make such an amazing work of testing them all, it makes it way easier to buy lingerie on the internet with your comments on them. I have a hard time finding lingerie that fits me (I’m kind of a weird mix of measurements…) and this helped me a lot. So: thank you too!

    1. Hiya, Lolie- Thank you so much for your comment! I’m glad you liekd the Lingerie Brand Guide- that was a long post to make, and I’m going to be updating it soon to include even more brands. Cheers xx

  75. Hi! Congrats on the two years! I’ve been into lingerie and bra fit for maybe 2-3 years now so yours was one of the first blogs I stumbled across, and definitely one of the first showing what people who wear 30DD / 30E look like, so I found it incredibly useful from that perspective. When I found my “real” eg non plus 4 size I was a 30DD and it took me a while to get over the “…but isn’t that huge?!” so your blog helped a lot. The post I remember the most is the comparison you did of the three Claudette Dessous bras in different colours, because around the same time I was lusting after them and then slightly later also having my own issues with how differently I found the four (yes, I love it :-)) Dessous I’d bought to fit (crazy differences from season to season!)….so that really sticks in my mind as helping me feel like someone was on my wavelength. Looking back I can’t believe I didn’t comment on your post! Take care, Emma

    1. Hi, Emma!! Aw, thank you πŸ™‚ I’ve been meaning to do a new review of the Dessous bras– another comparison post! No worries about not commenting, I’m just glad you read and liked it πŸ™‚ Cheers xx

  76. I just found your blog through an Ohhh Lulu newsletter! I really enjoyed the Oct 4 blog post “what I’ve been up to” because you detailed your adventures into sewing your own lingerie. I’m prepping myself to do that and I’ve only been sewing about a year. If you’ve got any tips for big-bottomed ladies, I’d love to see that. As well as general adjustments to make with lingerie patterns. I also love that you have some self drafted stuff and would love to see more of that!

    1. Hi, Rachel! Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for your feedback. There’s definitely more self-drafted patterns coming up! Don’t worry, I’ve only been sewing for a year and a half– I started with lingerie, and I guess it can be a little intimidating to get into, but keep at it. It’s so rewarding when you make your first wearable piece. For tips that I have: Make the rise at the back of the panty a bit bigger if you’ve got a big butt. I find that my usual XS is too small at the back because my butt, too, is bigger for what my size suggests, so I raise the back piece by about a quarter to half an inch depending on which elastic I’m using (whether it’s picot or foldover). Knits will be your best friend for undies. Wovens are great and definitely easier to sew with, but knits are so forgiving in terms of fit because they’re so stretchy! For adjusting patterns, you might already know this but adjusting th cup curve will help you to accommodate for different shapes. If you’re shallow, then make the curve closer to a straight line, and if you’re projected, make the seam more curved. That works for soft bras better than underwired. Check out my post “how to make a soft bra” and “how to make underwear” if you haven’t already, they’re kind of beginner posts for people just starting out and I give a lot more tips there than this little comment box allows for. If you’re interested in more tips or just talking sewing in general, feel free to drop me an email! πŸ™‚

  77. I found you trough Ohhh Lulu and after having a look around your posts I can say I’ve been missing out!

    I love your post on lingerie and sexuality. I too feel that lingerie is for me, not for anyone else. And wearing something lovely that I like under clothes I need to wear for work will give me an extra ego boost even on a not so good day. If my boyfriend likes it, that’s all good – but I would never buy lingerie to please anyone but myself.

    1. Hi, Amy! Aw, thank you :’) I completely agree- I would never buy it to wear for someone else. There’s no way I’d spend $300 on a set for anyone else– as if! Welcome to the blog πŸ™‚

  78. I actually just discovered your blog via Ohhh Lulu, so I don’t have a lot to say about it yet. However, I’ve just added it to my Feedly and look forward to reading more!

  79. I really loved your The Lingerie Brand Guide post, as it really taught me a great deal about the discrepancies in sizes from one lingerie maker to another. As a busty, busty gal, I always wondered why even when I’ve been professionally measured, how often I have to actually play around with sizes until I found a bra that fit. That post really laid out how the make of each bra can affect the sizing. While I’ve been enjoying this blog greatly, I sometimes feel like the bras and lingerie featured can be narrow at times. Would love some reviews of other online shops, like Blue Stockings, and maybe some more plus sized patterns highlighted would be baller. However, am loving what your doing and can’t wait to see what your future will hold!

    1. Hey, Alessandra! Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m actually trying to find guest posters who are plus-sized to speak to my plus-sized readers, because I totally agree– it can be hard to relate to a post if you wear, say, a 38E and the reviewer wears a 30D. I’m also placing my first order with Blue Stockings soon, they’r such a great shop! I’m glad you enjoyed the Lingerie Brand Guide, I’ll be updating it soon to include even more brands πŸ™‚ Thank you again for your comment xx

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