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
Recently I’va added a new digital lingerie pattern to my Etsy shop, the butterfly bra In the front and in the back scalloped lace is shaped like the wings of a butterfly. This always gives a super adorable effect! To get this effect in the cups is quite a challenge but using it in the back of your bra can be done more easily. 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
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
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.
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