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
Last year I’ve started up a whole new project idea : digital MINI-COURSES! The first one was the Mini-course Panty which had very positive response by you all. Of course next thing would be a Mini-Course about the bra and the Mini-Course BRA is now available in the Merckwaerdigh shop on Etsy! Continue reading
This Summer I’ve started up a whole new project idea : digital MINI-COURSES! It took a little longer than expected to completely finish the first one of this series though. I’m not getting any younger and had some health problems this Summer, but the first Mini-Course PANTY is now available in the merckwaerdigh shop on Etsy! Continue reading
While preparing the digital verson of the Balcony bra in my shop at the Etsy platform I realised it had a quite interesting challenge in the sewing procedure. At midfront the band is made of plain lycra while the rest of the band is made of scalloped lace. How to add elastic at the bottom when each fabric needs another technique? Continue reading
Do you, like me, sometimes suffer from painfull shoulders when the elastic straps of your bra dig in too deep? Specially in a hot Summer this can become a real problem! Soft padded straps can releave this and I will show you how to make them yourself! Continue reading