To draw a pattern for a well fitting bra it starts with taking precise measurements, even more accurate as for other clothing; in a bra every mm counts! To get it right you will need a good quality textile or plastic tape measure. Don’t use an old and worn out tape because it might have gotten stretched and inaccurate over time. Continue reading
In the last post we spoke about the anatomy of the bra and this time will be about the Merckwaerdigh Method for bra pattern drafting by hand. For the digital wizzards among us it’s also possible to use the same method in most digital pattern drafting software but I’m afraid you’ll have the figure out the digital details by yourself, the new e-book in the making is written for drafting by hand. Continue reading
As in any course, for the new Merckwaerdigh ‘bra e-course in the making’ also counts it’s important to know what exactly the course is about. Bra pattern drawing … fine, but what pattern parts are actually in a bra? Continue reading
You might be familiar with the Merckwaerdigh e-book mini-courses for bras or panties I’m selling on crafts platform Etsy? They are all based on a ready-to-use master pattern and teach you how to alter and adjust the pattern for your own lingerie ideas. Well, last year I’ve spent a large chunk of my working time developing another more extensive e-book for bra pattern drawing, teaching you how to draw your own master pattern all by yourself in the Merckwaerdigh Method. And how to make it fit perfectly and work with it to develop any design you’d like. You could call it the basics of drawing bra patterns although I would not recommand it for beginners in lingerie making. Continue reading
Almost sounds like another Agatha Christie novel, doesn’t it? But all of the lingerie sewers who read my blogs will in this case think of BRA cups rather than murder … Still a true mystery though, because what on earth is a Sister Cup?
While working on my latest Mini-Mourse ‘Design your own Large Cups Bra‘ it seemed essential to explane the Sister Cups concept there. But since it also applies to almost any bra wearing woman I thought it would be a good idea to share this information in a FREE printable available to download for everybody. Continue reading
Last year I’ve launched the Mini-Course BRA in our shop at the Etsy platform. You can download the Mini-Course right after your payment and can do the whole Mini-Course all by yourself, it’s that easy to follow! Lots of illustrations accompany all the information to get a better understanding.
At the time I promised to do another simular mini-course for bras with larger cups. Well, the Mini-Course Large Cup Bras is finally finished and now available in the Merckwaerdigh shop on platform Etsy! Continue reading
Life can be pretty hectic nowadays and all the impressions of real life plus life on-screen keep buzzing around in your brain when you could really do with a good night sleep … It doesn’t help to hardly ever have the surrounding calming dark, there is always some light on somewhere to prevent you to fall asleep. A well-fitting sleeping mask might do the trick and I will show you how to make this yourself! Continue reading