Hey there my lovely lingerie makers. I’m announcing that Jennifer from Porcelynne has a new pattern out. It’s marvellous as it’s not only a wired bra (the mono wire) but also a none wired bra. Best of both worlds. There is a pattern only with a 35 pages of instructions or a course that has the pattern and the 35 pages of instructions as well as step by step videos to accompany the pattern.
There are three yes three types of cup patterns Rounded, Projected, or omega. Isn’t that impressive for just one pattern. And there’s more 25% off the course with patterns until the end of November
Well worth everything you get. Get yours while there’s 25
Happy Easter everyone
Im sorry I’ve been pretty quite this year. I’ve had a lot going on family wise. Anyway I don’t want to burden you with the knitty gritty details. I hope everyone has a lovely Easter no matter what your doing. I’m going to try and fit some sewing in.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE
We managed to survive this awful pandemic. As we’ve entered 2022, opening up tomorrow look out for new kits coming soon, also I have a few ideas up my sleeve. You may have noticed I’ve changed some of the pages by putting by colours to help you find what your looking for.
What are your plans for lingerie sewing this year. I shall tell you mine. I’m hoping to renew some of my lingerie, especially nightwear. I want to experiment on drafting again. Don’t know if it will go anywhere time will tell. I do like to test myself doing new things.
Anyway enough of me rattling on. I will let you all get back to your sewing.
What is seam tape & how to use
Seam tape is a sheer nylon fabric either cut rigid cut on the bias.
The way I have found to sew this tape. I sew the seam that needs the tape first then I sew over the seam just sewn with the right edge of the seam tape just going into the seam allowance. Very carefully trim the excess fabric of the main fabric as close to the stitching line. Then with the seam tape facing you stitch to the side that covers the seam. I use the stitching line as a guide so the stitching is the same width all the way down the seam. You can now trim the excess of the seam tape to the seam if required. This is the way I have found it works for me. There are probably different ways that it can be done.
The Great Bra Sewing Bee
What a fantastic weekend with the Bra Sewing Bee. I’ve always said we are all learning and true to form I’ve learnt new things. Well worth watching. It’s fantastic that ladies from around the globe get together and share what they know, what works for them, what doesn’t. I’m hoping to implimentb some of the things I’ve learnt. There not forced to work for me but I love trying new procedures I learn along the way.
Back to watching more.....
Hook and eyes are used to fasten up your bra mainly in the back of bras. Hook and eyes sets come in two pieces hooks which consist of one row of hooks varying from one, two, three, four, five, six, or a continuous piece. The size of hook and eyes refer to the hight. The eyes come with either one, two, three or four sets of rows. The pieces are sealed round three of the edges, the fourth edge is left open so you can put your bra back fabric between them, to sew to complete your bra fastening. The continuous hook and eye set will need sewing round two extra edges to help stop the closure from looking aged with washing. What size hook and eye to use will depend on your size and the pattern requirements. Front fastened bras use either use clips, hook and eye.
Hi, I’m Diane some may now me as Di. Just a little back ground on how I came to be here. I’ve sewn for as long as I can remember. I’ve always been crafty knitting, crocheting and sewing. When I was in my teens I couldn’t get clothes to fit my small waist if they fit the hips the waist was miles to big, if garments fit the waist they were too small for the hips. Eventually I decided to start making my own lingerie about 15 years ago. There wasn’t much out there at the time for bra making. I only found one pattern. I’ve always loved all things pretty. Love that I can create things that are not on the high street.