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Practical lingerie

My sewing table is covered with materials for lingerie. These last weeks has been all about bras. I’m experimenting with patterns for nursing bras. So far I’ve made two using different patterns and I’m now on number three. These projects definately needs some serious tweeking before I’m satisfied. Next step is to try them with … Continue reading »

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Luscious lingerie

Have you seen the sew-along that Anna and Sarah are co-hosting at A Few Threads Loose and Ohhh Lulu?  They are sewing a French pin-up corset garter belt and a French pin-up bra corselet. I’m tempted to sew the garter belt but I haven’t decided yet. There are so many other exciting projects on my want-to-do-list and it’s still thick-stockings … Continue reading »

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Failure is always an option!

As Mythbuster’s Adam Savage says it: Failure is always an option. What he means is that even when an experiment fails there is valuable things to learn. This is what happened to my Meringue skirt. The story and a picture: I was excited to start a new skirt project and made some pre-planned adjustments to the pattern … Continue reading »

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I’m a skirts and dresses kinda gal. Actually, I only own one (1) pair of pants and they look like this. Since I’m breastfeeding dresses are pretty much out of the question right now so it’s skirts seven days a week. That being said I really need some more skirts at the moment. Good thing I … Continue reading »

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Getting started

What better way to start this years sewing with a sew-along! I got the Colette Sewing Handbook during the holidays and reading it has inspired me to better document my projects, both sewing and knitting. So finding the Sew Colette sew-along on Rhinestones and Telephones made me decide to actually sew the five garments in the book … Continue reading »

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