Pictures of sewn Merckwaerdigh patterns

For every Merckwaerdigh sewing pattern several test have been made before publishing. They don’t always appear on photographs, somehow it didn’t feel urgent enough to take the time. But the past week I took some time for this when my lovely daughter was around to help out. The pictures we took this time are added to the Etsy pattern listings. Continue reading

Using lingerie sewing patterns for swimwear

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.

To explane how to do this I’ve put together a PDF which is available for free download on the Merckwaerdigh Home page at free downloads Continue reading