Will you modify a piece of lingerie to make it fit?

ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
So many great looking pieces of lingerie are "one size fits most". Well for the wife she usually does not fit (hehe) in that category. So I fire up my sewing machine and 'fix' it. Yes I said my sewing machine, my wife can do needle and thread but that's it, I on the other hand have been sewing (mostly upholstery and leather) for 25 years.

Sew if you see something that may be to small or not fit right will you buy it anyway with the intention to modify as needed.

Please free to comment.
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Yes
SexyySarah , Sir , Andromeda , Envy , PolyGirl , Coralbell , NuMe , Rayne Millaray , deadpoet , Owl Identified , Alura Une , TaseT , ScottA , deltalima , Sera , null , DONOTSHOPHERETHEOWNERISPSYCHO , Alegria , GeekWife , ReadyAllTheTime , ~LaUr3n~ , Persephone Nightmare , wondertoes , Trashley , JayBack , dv8 , PussyGalore , harleydhm , Mistress M. , zeebot , Lummox , funforall7 , potstickers , Stagger13 , XxFallenAngelxX , DawnStar , XYCopperheadSly , femmepwr , mpfm , damnbul12 , kaykay0427
41  (54%)
No
sexysweetieshan , PassionQT , Gunsmoke , buzzvibe , Pleasure Piratess , DeliciousSurprise , beautifulpierced , softcoeur , Liz2 , BSJ , lamira , LittleBoPeep , SingingStarr , Adriana Ravenlust , Dusk , Alyjazz , Yiggi , sweet seduction , darthkitt3n , Allstars316 , Beautiful-Disaster
21  (28%)
and the infamous other.
Misfit Momma , VieuxCarre , onehotmomma , SweetestAngelGoneBad , Lady Venus , Jul!a , Naughty Student , Selective Sensualist , Jenniae09 , sbon , BeautiFullFigured , SecretKinksters , 783883877299373783 , vulvalicious
14  (18%)
Total votes: 76
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Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
I would if I knew how to!
08/15/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I would, I don't sew well, but I do sew, but I am the kind of person to do something like this!
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Misfit Momma
I would if I knew how to!
Never to late to learn, I started with the basic needle and thread.
08/15/2010
Sir Sir
I would, indeed. I would also modify lingery to make it more..cute. Like add bows and lace to it.
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Sir
I would, indeed. I would also modify lingery to make it more..cute. Like add bows and lace to it.
Good thought.

I have made some fringe for a short short leather vest that the wife wears over her lingerie top.
08/15/2010
VieuxCarre VieuxCarre
I would modify lingerie, or other things, to be a bit cuter if the lingerie is not already cute itself. I will not, however, modify lingerie to fit better. I like a bit of motivation to get smaller if the lingerie I happen to purchase is a tad too small
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by VieuxCarre
I would modify lingerie, or other things, to be a bit cuter if the lingerie is not already cute itself. I will not, however, modify lingerie to fit better. I like a bit of motivation to get smaller if the lingerie I happen to purchase is a tad too ... More
That is really a good way to look at it.
08/15/2010
onehotmomma onehotmomma
If I had the time and the knowledge of how to do it, I definitely would! Unfortunately I'm Sewing challenged lol. I am afraid to pay a lot or even a decent amount of money for something to potentially screw it up and make it useless. Maybe one day when I'm confident in my capabilities
08/15/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
Yup, and I have. I did costuming back in the day. I actually don't have a sewing machine right now, though, so I'm limited to modifications that I can do by hand.
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by onehotmomma
If I had the time and the knowledge of how to do it, I definitely would! Unfortunately I'm Sewing challenged lol. I am afraid to pay a lot or even a decent amount of money for something to potentially screw it up and make it useless. Maybe one ... More
Practice makes perfect.
08/15/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
Most lingerie is so delicate anyhow, I'd be afraid to ruin it without the proper machinery. I tried to alter a costume once and it was a disaster.
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionQT
Most lingerie is so delicate anyhow, I'd be afraid to ruin it without the proper machinery. I tried to alter a costume once and it was a disaster.
Ya sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

I am somewhat blessed with a machine that will sew silk and also will go through heavier materials like leather or canvas.
08/15/2010
oohlookasquirrel oohlookasquirrel
In theory, YES! I am not afraid to take a seam ripper to a tag or a cutesy bow that I don't like.

In practice, I never get around to it. I bought a couple of really cute Mary Green silk bras on clearance a few months ago, and it was obvious that they would look fabulous if I just took an inch off in the middle to make the cups closer together. I took out my seam ripper and disassembled one bra, but then realized that I didn't have the right color thread to sew it back together with. So the bra is dangling from a hanger, waiting for me to take it to the sewing store so I can match the color. One of these days, I will fix it.

I don't have a sewing machine or a whole lot of skill, but I can and do repair holes or small problems (after the project sits in a pile for months and months).
08/15/2010
Envy Envy
More than likely. I'm pretty okay with modifying clothes and such, or fixing the torn ones, and I make my own Halloween costumes, so why not?
08/15/2010
buzzvibe buzzvibe
No. I can barely thread a needle, much less alter anything.
08/15/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
I would be willing to customize it if I got something that didn't fit, but I try to just buy things that I think will fit.
08/15/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Have to do it all the time anyway, so it's a given. (I didn't have the heart to tell an actress in a production I was doing costumes for that her evening gown had once started out as one of my baby dolls ... the pink satin looked more lovely on her teeny frame, anyway.)
08/15/2010
PolyGirl PolyGirl
A Serger is a beautiful thing.
08/15/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Yes, I've modified the clasps on garter belts, and replaced cheap plastic clasps with good metal ones. I will take something in if it doesn't fit properly, or shorten something if it's too big. (I'm a really tiny woman, short, but I have big boobs and a big butt, so "small" doesn't fit me anywhere but the length.)

I have also put new straps on negligees and camis, as sometimes the plastic adjusting thingies break. I hate that. I will go through my stuff every few months and replace any broken or torn things, or replace the safety pins I put in "just until I get to this."
08/15/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Maybe not if it's going to be too small, but if it were easy enough to do I'd probably do it
08/15/2010
NuMe NuMe
I'm not very good at sewing but I have done a bit of modifying. And there was one outfit I really loved that needed to be changed. Fortunately my mom is a seamstress, so I asked her to do it.
08/15/2010
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Matter of fact, I intend to look for black satin ribbon or elastic when M and I pop into Walmart tomorrow to put on the corset I just bought. It fits perfect, but the cups are a little too weak to hold my boobs up.
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by PolyGirl
A Serger is a beautiful thing.
I wish I had one, would come in handy.
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
I'm not very good at sewing but I have done a bit of modifying. And there was one outfit I really loved that needed to be changed. Fortunately my mom is a seamstress, so I asked her to do it.
My mom would flip if I brought her lingerie to fix. One she brings her things to me to fix, and two she is the old school type that thinks that sex is only for making babies.
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Rayne Millaray
Matter of fact, I intend to look for black satin ribbon or elastic when M and I pop into Walmart tomorrow to put on the corset I just bought. It fits perfect, but the cups are a little too weak to hold my boobs up.
Wally world and Joann fabrics are some of my favorite stores, the lady's at Joann think it's great that I can sew and I can answer questions about fixing their machines. The older gentleman at Wally World and I can talk shop for hours.

I am glad that so many of you will at least try to fix things yourself, really saves money.
08/15/2010
deadpoet deadpoet
yes, I would buy it if it didn't fit. I mostly do needle and thread work, because I don't own a sewing machine . I would love it get one someday.
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by deadpoet
yes, I would buy it if it didn't fit. I mostly do needle and thread work, because I don't own a sewing machine . I would love it get one someday.
Took me two years to save up for mine, wasn't cheap but so worth it.
08/15/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Hooray for men that sew! And men that are not in general afraid of "domestic" tasks! And yes, I'd certainly modify it within reason. Sometimes things are so poorly made that it's not worth saving.
08/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
Hooray for men that sew! And men that are not in general afraid of "domestic" tasks! And yes, I'd certainly modify it within reason. Sometimes things are so poorly made that it's not worth saving.
Thank you, I have made and saved so much money. In my house I do a lot of the "domestic" tasks, even Halloween costumes for the kid's.
08/15/2010
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