Just to Spark your Imagination

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

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