Hi everyone! I’m here again, and with a new post as I promised! We’re starting February now and Saint Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so many of us are using it as an excuse to sew (even more) new lingerie… right? Tell me that I’m not the only one! 😉
Some of us are trying new patterns, while others already have their favourites, the faithful ones that they make again and again. I’m usually in this group: I have a self-drafted bra pattern that fits me really well and I tend to make small modifications around it. I’ve used it for my Marie Antoinette bra, for the Ballerina bra and for my powerbar bras. But, as much as you love the shape of your favourite pattern, you could do with a little more variety without compromising the fit or changing the style lines.
Hello there! It’s been a little while since my last post, isn’t it? Well, I’m happy to tell you that I’m alive and ready to pick up this blog again! 😉
Maybe some of you wonder where I’ve been, so here’s the story: back in May I was offered an amazing opportunity for an internship as a patternmaker in a small design studio in Barcelona. It was supposed to last until the end of July, but it extended for all summer until my classes started… and then I had the possibility of working there til December, and I was having such a great time that I said yes! It didn’t occur to me that going to class for nearly 7 hours and then working about 4 hours more in the design studio could be juuust a bit exhausting… But when the time came and I was about to finish, I ended up working there for another month, until the end of January. Yes, I might be suffering a severe case of the Stockholm syndrome 😉
This is a post that I meant to publish much earlier, but… well, you know, life happens! Let’s start saying that my birthday was on August 16th, and I wanted to sew something special for that day. I had about 3 meters of beautiful sheer black chiffon that I bought long ago with no real purpose in mind (ahem, fabric addiction? Nah…). Now was the time to use it, but… which pattern could be good enough for it?
Some weeks ago I received some sad news: my go-to store for bra-making supplies in Barcelona stopped carrying several things, like cut-and-sew foam, many types of elastic and almost all underwire sizes. Oh, THE drama!! There isn’t any other place for buying those things in Barcelona (at least, not that I know!) and I decided to order them online.
I’ve been a very bad blogger recently: I haven’t published in a month! I’ve had an insanely busy summer and, although I’ve sewn quite some things, I haven’t had the time (or, sometimes, the internet connection…) to post about them. BUT… I’ve been working on this blog, even if you couldn’t see that until now! 😉 Continue Reading
I don’t usually share my panty makes in the blog because I find them… a little boring, to be honest! But today I thought I could share my favourite pattern alteration for panties: getting a scalloped lace back!
I like this kind of panties because they’re less bulky (meaning, less visible panty lines under clothing!) and also really comfortable, because you don’t have elastic edges cutting into the skin of your, ejem, rear view 😉
I’m sure you all know it by now, but just a few days ago Madalynne wrote in her blog my two favourite words in English: FREE PATTERNS! 😉 Yep, she has released for free the Noelle set: a halter bralette and a high-waisted panty pattern, and they both look so stylish and comfy!
I received the pattern earlier because I applied as a pattern tester, so I meant to sew them sooner but… sadly life got in the way and I couldn’t finish them until yesterday. And, of course, I’ve worn the complete set today because I’m super happy of how they turned out!
As you saw in my Me Made May round up, I’ve got several handmade items that have never seen the light on this blog. One of my blog resolutions for this year was to write more posts about my handmade garments, not just about lingerie, so maybe it’s time for me to actually do it! Let’s start with the Bianca shirt, then!
When Sarah from Ohhh Lulu made a call for pattern testers, I volunteered immediately: I’m sure you’ll agree with me that her designs are just gorgeous! I was so happy to be one of the pattern testers for her new collections, and I picked the Cindy pattern for my testing.