The blog has been a bit dead this week! I had TONS of university stuff to do, but now I’m nearly done, so… It’s sewing time!! 😉
During the past few months (when my head wasn’t stuck on books) I’ve been spotting a trend on lingerie design: soft bras with a triangle shaped cut out at the center band. I’ve lots of them in my Pinterest boards, but my favourites are this one, by Playful Promises, and this one, by Kiss Me Deadly (and I love the photo, btw!).
So, I decided to draft and sew my own, inspired by those great designs! Mine, as you can see, features soft satin cups (lined with cotton jersey) with vertical darts, and pale pink powermesh at the wings. I’ve used a black elastic trim for the top of the wings and a wider elastic (about 1/2″) at the bottom band. Also, I’ve reinforced the side seams with casing, and the bra closes at the back with a metallic clasp.
The end of th semester is near, which means… more time studying and less time sewing! That’s why I’m loving easy patterns like this one: Mallori Lane, created by Maddie, queen of delicate bra-making! (Seriously, I’m in love with her blog. Everything is SO stylish!!) Continue Reading
New section on the blog! Lingerie and Art, because I’m an Art Historian, after all! 😉
Here I’ll be posting artworks which showcase lingerie or loungewear garments, so in following posts we’ll see paintings by Tolousse Lautrec, Egon Schiele or François Boucher. But today we’ll start with the photographer Ernest James Bellocq (1873-1949). Why him? Because he‘s a less known artist and, as you will see, he was quite peculiar. (Also, I don’t like doing things in a chronological order. Or in any order at all xD).