FREE download : How to make your own SLEEPING MASK

Life can be pretty hectic nowadays and all the impressions of real life plus life on-screen keep buzzing around in your brain when you could really do with a good night sleep … It doesn’t help to hardly ever have the surrounding calming dark, there is always some light on somewhere to prevent you to fall asleep. A well-fitting sleeping mask might do the trick and I will show you how to make this yourself!  Continue reading

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What is the Merckwaerdigh MINI-Course BRA?

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

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