"When humor goes, there goes civilization." Erma Bombeck


Doreen Simpson

Doreen Simpson

Hi I'm Doreen Simpson, founder and creator of Twisted Knickers.Design. I've been sewing most of my life and have been an English teacher nearly thirty years. I love sharing literature and language with my students as much as I love sharing lingerie making with you. Combining those two loves means I can create original, irreverent and playful fabrics for lingerie.

If you have a sense of humor, and you must because like me, you're making your own lingerie (late at night, staring naked into a mirror, harnessing your engineering mojo and swearing as you rip out a seam) then you need my fabrics to lighten the mood! Whether my designs make you giggle or blush, I hope you'll show your friends.

To accompany my short run fabrics, I have sourced high quality linings, elastics, closures and hardware. I hope you'll have as much fun making and wearing your intimates as I've had creating your kit.

Visit the Materials, Sewing and Measurements pages for bra basics and the Patterns and Resources pages for inspiration. Then start creating your unique lingerie, because a world without well fitting bras is chaos!