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
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
The new pattern will get the code name EFG40. Today I’ve sent out the Merckwaerdigh newsletter offering a discount pre-order for this new pattern. Continue reading
The whole point of sewing the oher plunge bra is to see whether the proportions of each pattern part will be the same in bigger sizes. Continue reading
Well, time to make a real bra again! Just to be really sure I also made another single test cup after the adjustments were finished. Continue reading
Although the design did not work out it was not a totall waist. The outside power bar worked well and is going to stay. Continue reading
While finishing the test in real fabrics a lot of things had to be considered. Is this gonna work? 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.