As announced last month I’m working on making my patterns into downloads at the moment. And now just a little update where it stands. I could have done it the easy way, just cut up the existing pattern sheets in 8 printable parts and add the directions as they are. But whatever I do, I have to do it at the best of my abilities. That’s just my nature … Continue reading
The past months I’ve been working on a project preparing my sewing patterns for download versions. Quite a challenge but I’ll get back to that in another blog. To celebrate this new step it seemed a good idea to start with a FREE download pattern of a panty. And while sewing a test for this pattern it occured to me I could combine this with a tutorial how to blind stitch the crotch lining, sharing with you some tricks of my trade. Continue reading
Today I finally finished refurbishing the rocking chair at my desk. And of course had to put in a lot of love for lingerie since most of the time sitting there is spent on lingerie ‘stuff’. So I’ve choosen the same style as the chairs in the sewing room. 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.
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