Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mini Doll Bear in Checks for a Little Man

mini bear doll in checks
This is a very special doll for me. I decided to make one for my kid just after the "get seated" moment to make a doll for the stroller. I choose the pattern and fabrics and started sewing. Than the nose part put the project on hold and it was hibernating for a year or more. When I finally finished it, the kid was playing with so many other toys and we had stopped using the stroller so long ago, it was never a play doll. It was a hugging doll instead.

So when I was thinking what to give a little man this winter, I tough of this bear again, as I know how hug-gable it could be, despite the size and shape. And here it came. checks again and a bit stronger colours too. I hope it will be loved a lot.

The #1 bear is still loved.I have a few bear dolls cut and semi assembled, I think I need to finished them all.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Marlborough Bra Again - Same Fabric, New Changes for Better Fit

I have sewn four Marlborough bras in a couple of months right after getting the Orange Lingerie bra pattern. Skipping the first off size one, it is three good and wearable bras that get used frequently. All of them feature different finishes on some parts and I am happy with each variation. Now as I have a few more cut, I though I would better show you the forth bra sewn long time ago - autumn 2014 - and share a few quick changes that might improve the fit in some cases, I think /sewing and adding air quicker by eliminating linings, keeping straps on the shoulders by adding lace and bringing the closure higher by mere doubling it/ .

Monday, 23 February 2015

Fuchsia Love - Lingerie in Pink and Fuchsia in February

I was surrounded but fuchsia fabrics, laces and threads last week and I managed to bring some more fuchsia things home today. I am not really a pink girl, but i definitely adore colour and fuchsia is an adorable colour for sure. So while I am waiting for the pale elegant fabrics I saved for the spring and the vivid, vibrant ones I accumulating for the summer, hot pink and fuchsia bridge the seasons here. I doubt fuchsia or red could be too much ever. The energy, the joke and smile they bring are so refreshing.

sewing fuchsia undies, low rise knickers sewing

Monday, 9 February 2015

Sunday Stash on a Monday - Red in Checks and Wine Lace

I just can't stand its beauty, so here it is - some lingerie-to-be in a single-piece-fabric form
I fell in love with these little squares the moment I saw them. I love the versatility they have - traditional or modern, crisp or cheerful - they can match every style you want them to.

Red checks cotton tricot and matching wine lace for next lingerie project

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Fabrics of All Sorts... Quilty and Lingerie

This week I was palying with soft and vivid colours - cotton wovens for patchwork and cotton knits for lingerie.

I took a quick picture, of Friday orders - the fat quarter bundles in it are named Spring Flowers and Hyacinths. The snow we just saw on Saturday morning /it was quickly almost all gone in a few hours/ was a gift in a snow-less, yet, winter. But I am waiting for the flowers spring will bring and counting orchids buds every week.

Friday, 6 February 2015

January Flowers - Hibiscus Flowers

Flowers made my lingerie days in January even brighter. A hibiscus flowered in January for the first time from many years. This one is really special as they are two. It is a combo pot - soft orange and deep red ones share the same pot. I noticed this in the shop and just had to buy them. This happened 4 years ago. I kept it really snug in this very pot it received day I brought it home for the whole time and it flowers every summer on the balcony. But it usually skips winters in its flowering schedule.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Skipping posts and piling sketches

I was busy, busy with my lingerie obsession lately. So busy I could hardly sleep long enough. What I really love about this new madness of mine is the beauty in every detail.  All the fabrics that came home with me, all the lace that occupaied my table... all the ribbons... they are so delicate.

Yesterday I decided it was high time my sketches got a more refined look and new sketches were done. It was hard to limit the number really, but I have a long list of things to get done by the end of this business week, so it was achieved somehow.

I was drawing the ones I have sewn already first. I have to admit the table cloth and the early flowers made it all in all fantastic experience. I draw them on the table just after lunch on a special and sunny day.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Sunday Stash: Cotton Tricot for Lingerie

It is Monday again and here they are -  the latest additions to the stash:

new fabrics for sewing lingerie here

I usually keep lingerie fabrics out of the count. It is safer this way. I would have written much longer post if I mentioned all the lingerie fabrics that came here lately.

However these ones are just tiny bits. They might be tests only, might be mine, or might be reordered for further sewing making even more lingerie... who knows....

I liked the texture on the black one and the tweed effect on the romantic floral one. I was buying something else, these were just bonus pieces not included in the "buy"list. Both are cotton and stretchy.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

January sea - Waves Between Lingerie Making Sessions

January was a lingerie month for me. Lots of lingerie related things going on here. And a month of fogs, rains and a huge palette of blues too. Each weekend was so different - chills and frost;serene sun and crisp colours;fogs and fogs with silver light and soft edges; waives, rain and all the shades of blue... So I am documenting the lovely palettes here, starting with this weekend.

Yesterday by the sea looking so calm with the waves "hidden"below:

 And so powerful when they were not! It was beautiful!

A Weekly Update: Lingerie Drafting

A week of lingerie drafting. This one was line this. The one no-posts week here was absolutely outside the plan. The plan was different - daily posts. The reality was daily lingerie drafting, some walks, some baking, some sewing and more lingerie drafting. I spent hours and hours everyday doing this very thing - preparing lingerie pattern pieces.

Last week I finished sewing these ones and went on drafting more styles this week.

mesh and lace sides cotton panties in reds