Monday, July 13, 2009

What am I sewing?

Not a lot I must say, first it was awfully hot here (the weatherforecast I mentioned in my last post was right), and then I was just too busy doing other things. In small time slots I managed to make a lingerie set again, and I'm very happy that I finally got the right fit again. In the sew along some ladies started to name their sets, and I am following that and call mine 'blue summer sky'. The lycra is the color of the sky, the lace the same color with just a bit of white in it.

An impression of my set.

ETA to answer JoanneM's question on the shoulderstrap: I bought the strap (and didn't alter it) at Kantje boord, a famous shop with lingerie fabrics and notions in Amsterdam, where all of what I used in this set came from.

The red/white blouse is a succesful piece for me, I've already worn it twice. Thank you for all your nice comments. Creative cotton asked whether it was suitable for beginners. construction of this pattern is described step by step and I think you can do it when you have some sewing experience. The gathering in the side is a bit tricky, and the collar with stand is not very easy, but explained well.

I still have a few weeks before our holidays, and realized that in early September I have two occasions where I want to sew something nice for (not very formal though). I won't have enough time when I'm back, so I plan to sew something before we leave. It must be something versatile, as the weather in September can be very hot, but also pretty cool here. More in my next post.

18 comments:

Judy said...

These are so beautiful, Sigrid! Inspiring!!

Cindy said...

This is my favorite. I love the color and lace! Keep cool.

JoanneM said...

Another lovely set. Great color. Please tell me how you do your straps Ingrid-is it double edged plush elastic applied to strips of tricot? I am new to bra making and am always looking at the details!

Gail said...

I'm always impressed by people who can sew lingerie that looks as good as the expensive French stuff. Well done!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Lovely lingerie. The color is gorgeous!

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Your set is simply beautiful, looks real expensive!

Rachel said...

I always love seeing your lingerie sets. It is just gorgeous!!!

Dei said...

How gorgeous.

Creative Cotton said...

Thanks for your help and the lingerie is beautiful.

Cole's Corner said...

Seriously amazing.

Trish said...

I am so in awe of you lingerie! I hope to someday tackle that, too...Thanks for sharing your knowledge and inspiration!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Wow, that is one gorgeous bra!

Marita said...

I'm still amazed that you can do these beautiful bras and pants yourself, you are so talented!!! and thank you for your nice comment on my blog:-)

JoanneM said...

Thanks for the information Sigrid. Your bras are just perfect,your materials are flawless.......one day i will get there!

Anonymous said...

Really nice bra, I love the color, and the style. What pattern did you use. I've been wanting to try making myself a bra since I'm always having a hard time finding a bra that fits me well. I did try a free bra pattern I found on Burda Style, just to try if I like sewing bras and I really enjoyed it, it seem easier than I thought. But the style didn't really fit me, I usually wear a 38-DD, so I need support, but I don't like underwires, do you know what bra pattern I could try? Thanks.

karin said...

Sigrid!
Are you interested in splitting a valuepack of stretch lace and one of lycra from fabric depot, like the ones Liana bought.
They will contain about 15 yards of fabric in pieces over a yard and about 120 - 150 yards of stretchlace in various colors. We can send it to Annika and she will bring it to Paris

Karin

Sigrid said...

Karin, I've sent you a mail. Did you receive it?

Kat said...

Oh so beautiful! I love the little details like the tiny bows.