Saturday, January 27, 2018

Singer sewing machine

Hi #HappyFriday all, this is an off topic post. I was desiring a vintage singer sewing machine for almost a year and realized that the rare black-gold embellished style is rare and pricey.  I have great faith. My Staten Island sister #GretchenAnthony found one in Rochester, NY. This was for anyone who would actually use it and not sell it. I ended up with it. I am in love with this company. My reason for this desire is that the new computerized sewing machines are mainly plastic components and one usually has to mail it to be fixed. Because I have been sewing for over 40 years, I have had quite a few different machines. I have had a guy come to my house for over 20 years with no worries. He cannot fix the modern ones and he always had to order parts which meant waiting for it to come no machine. Anyway I got me a Singer 15-91 made in 1948 and I am in awe of the workmanship and quality of the stitches. This is a straight stitch that does zigzag, button holes, blind hem.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Let's Talk Lingerie

Let's Talk Lingerie

"The Wire"

Image result for bra wire
The Wire Bra

The wire bra was designed in the 1500's
to restrain women's breast.
"weird", I thought, "as men always find 
a way to restrain us." Disclaimer no designer's
name was credited with this design.
In 1893 MarieTuex coined the wire bra as a 
breast supporter.
By 1907, the word Bra made its way to mainstream.
In 1912 Oxford Dictionary officially
accepted the word Brassiere as propper.
It would not be until 1913 when the Warner Lingerie company would accept a design by Marie Phelps as the standard bra construction that we know today. Even more astounding, is that it would take another 15 years to assign sizes A-D to this construction. 15 years with the same bra! Are you nuts?

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Let's talk Lingerie

It's a Thong thing

The thong was first created as a
novelty item in 1939.  "
Mayor LaGuardia in his wisdom to create
 some sort of modesty directed the 
parlour dancers to cover up "wear undies
The ladies chose to wear this novelty item.
Thus bringing the new panty design main stream.
No designer accepted credit for the panties.
 In 1974 designer #RudiGernreich was
 the first designer to accept credit for this design.
Black thong #laSenia 
Beaded thong #Etsy#
#Lingerie #entreperneur #women #nyc 
#designer #smallbusiness

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Let's talk Lingerie

Let's Talk Lingerie 

Happy Friday Lingerie  Lovers.  

Just LeoraLee thought of the day
Friday perfect day to spice up your 
Lingerie chest.
#leoraleelingerie #SilkFriday #livinginsilk

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Let's talk Lingerie Happy Friday

Today LeoraLee ia talking about Panties History very interesting.
What's your favorite style of panties?
 I do enjoy a high cut brief. 

History of Panties

history of pantiesSOURCE
Underpants or drawers, known colloquially as "panties," were first worn during the Renaissance for function but were also used as a chastity device. They were described at the time as "helping women keep clean and protecting them from the cold, they prevent the thighs being seen if they fall off a horse. These drawers also protect them against adventurous young men, because if they slip their hands under their skirts they can't touch their skin at all" (Saint-Laurent, p. 65). As a result of their direct contact with the female genitals, underpants were considered the most risqué of garments, so much so that it was considered almost more immodest to wear them than not, as they not only concealed but also drew attention to the vagina. Thus, until the mid-nineteenth century, they were primarily worn by prostitutes and by little girls.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Let's talk Lingerie

Hi Lingerie Lovers
Today we talk Slips glorious slips.
We are in the season for 
the perfect slips.
 Lots of sheer dresses do
require slips.

Have you worn a slip lately?
Have you bought a slip lately? 
Let's talk;
Above vintage slips.
A modern version coming in 2 weeks.
happy Friday

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Let's talk Lingerie

Happy Friday Lingerie Lovers

We are closing out June with a freebee
Leora Lee Lingerie is giving away a  
lingerie care package.
This is my favorite Lingerie wash and mesh laundry bag
 It is sold at
it was designed specifically for Lingerie.

Lingerie Mate

To win this comment on LeoraLeeLingerie blog page.