And is officially done! After the offer deadline of Februari 15 for a free download lingerie pattern for all my Merckwaerdigh newsletter subscribers the first 4 download patterns are available now in my Etsy shop Merckwaerdigh Download Patterns on Etsy Continue reading
The past months I’ve been working on a project preparing my sewing patterns for download versions. Quite a challenge but I’ll get back to that in another blog. To celebrate this new step it seemed a good idea to start with a FREE download pattern of a panty. And while sewing a test for this pattern it occured to me I could combine this with a tutorial how to blind stitch the crotch lining, sharing with you some tricks of my trade. Continue reading
Always wanted to make your own beach skirt the easy way? Now you can download the FREE Merckwaerdigh PDF file how to do this! Tips, ideas and sewing patterns with easy step-by-step instructions, all for free to help getting started. Continue reading
This week I finally could take some time to sew me a new bra shirt for myself to wear. That always seems to be a designers faith, creating gorgeous stuff for others while ending up with testing ‘just not right’ items yourself … This time I wanted to test a decorative scalloped edge along the underwire seam. Continue reading
Did you know sewing patterns for lingerie and swimwear are very simular? With exception of non-stretch underwear both use the same type of stretch in the fabrics. Although the fabric for swimwear usually is somewhat firmer both still need a good amount of 10 to 15% lycra (or spandex) yarns knitted along with the other yarns. The main difference is in the styling and way of trimming. Without any problem sewing patterns ment for lingerie can also be used to make swimwear. And of course the other way around as well.
It’s never easy to get all those fabrics and notions together in the right colours when working on a lingerie project. Because one always seems to run into something you need without having a sample at hand to be sure the colour is the right one. I’m sure everybody knows this irritating situation, Continue reading
To get a bra closure in the right matching colour is always a challenge for a DIY lingerie sewer, even for me. One could consider to dye a plain white closure but there’s no garantee it will turn out the exact same colour. Another solution is to add some decoration in a c0lour you do have a matching closure for. Continue reading