As you know, we are in the middle of the Fashion Revolution Week, that’s why I decided to write a post about lingerie (Oh, what a surprise! 😉 ) but this time from the ethical perspective: if you make lingerie at home, I’m sure you’re well aware of the challenges that surround the making of a single garment. Cutting and sewing a bra can take hours, and it demands a higher attention to detail than other garments: a difference as small as 5mm can completely change the fit of the cup!
Hi there! Here I go again with the power bar series! You can read the first part of this series here, where I explain what are power bars and what are they used for, and the second part is here, where you can learn to draft and sew an internal power bar! Today, let’s focus on the external power bar:
Hi there! It’s been some time since I last posted a me-made bra, and I felt that I had to do something about it! 😉 But don’t worry, the next post in my Power Bar series will be up next Monday (here you can read Part I and Part II if you haven’t yet!).
So, on to my new bra! This one is called the Ballerina Bra for obvious reasons: all that gathered tulle makes me think about a ballerina’s tutu, don’t you agree? 😉 This time I decided to do something more special and fancier than my regular bras, maybe I’m inspired by Spring!
Hi there! If you remember the first post of this series, you already know what power bars are and why do we use them. In the next posts we’re going to see how to draft and sew the different types of power bars, using a basic bra pattern as our basis. Today’s post will cover the drafting, cutting and sewing of the internal power bar. Let’s begin! 😉
Drafting the Internal power bar
This type of power bar is the easiest to draft: simply, draw a straight line from the strap attachment on your bra pattern, down to the lower cup of the bra. It could end almost wherever you want, but it should not go past the notch that is usually below the apex of the bra (See the images below).
If you’ve been reading my last bra-making posts, you’d have noticed that I’ve used a lot of “power bars”. But, what exactly are they? Well, I must confess that I didn’t know that these things had a proper name until some months ago, when I took the Beverly Johnson’s Craftsy Class. With the help of that class and some books I learned what are power bars or slings, what are they used for and which types of power bars could you find. Today I’ll introduce you the “power bar concept” and, in the next post, we’ll have some fun drafting the different types of power bars 😉 So, let’s begin!
Hi everyone! Valetine’s Day is just around the corner and I wanted to celebrate it with you by releasing a free pattern: the Soft Kitty Eye Mask! 🙂 (Yes, it’s named after the “Soft Kitty” song by Sheldon Cooper, those of you who watch The Big Bang Theory will understand… 😉 I’m a nerdy seamstress!)
It’s a comfy and easy sleep mask with the addition of… cat ears! Of course, you can make it without the cat ears as well but, I mean, CATS! You can download the free pattern right here, clicking on the image below. Let’s sew it together!
It’s February already! And one of my favourite bra-making bloggers, Emerald Erin, has declared February as the Lace Month. So… there it is my first lacy bra of the month! 🙂
I don’t usually do this kind of ‘compilation’ posts, but this week I’ve found a lot of great lingerie-related things out there, and I couldn’t resist to share them with you! 🙂
First: the new issue of Seamwork (my favourite monthly sewing magazine) is out, and it’s called “The Intimate Issue” for a reason: it focuses on lingerie and loungewear! I particularly loved the “Behind the Seams” section this month (all about a GORGEOUS vintage silk slip!), and a great article about… corset-making! (with some amazing pictures –Yay!). Also, there’s a really interesting piece about how to make lingerie from fabric straps: it gives some great ideas! Also, the rest of the articles are worth reading too. I always learn new things through Seamwork!