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
Some people have asked me why in the DIY kits I’m selling the lining for the bra cups not always have the same colour as the lace. So in this blog I would like to share the surprising effects a contrasting colour can bring. Continue reading
First of all I would like to wish you all a very happy and inspiring 2015!
For me, like most businesses, each new year starts off with some rather unpleasant tasks like bookkeeping and checking all inventory. Continue reading
Well, this project is finally coming to an end. With all drawing done I could place them where they belong, as an illustration for the sewing descriptions and the patterns themselves neatly together on a large A1 sheet. Continue reading
Developing a sewing pattern to sell not just asks for bra making skills, a lot of drawing and writing is involved as well. It’s quite different from drawing a pattern for your own use. Continue reading