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
The long bra version of the plunge has been tested in a larger size now, it seems to be fine. This time with lace cups and a plain power bar. Continue reading
Time for another quick fleece test with the pattern I worked out last time. I did fix the lacking measurements before sewing of course.
Drawing a pattern when having a cold with running nose; take my advice and DON’T. Stubborn me tried it anyway but believe me, things get really messy! Continue reading
Today I took a plunge in my inspiration boxes again for another bra design to add to the new sewing pattern. I know for E-F-G cups a plunge bra often solves a lot of problems. Continue reading