Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A few things in between

Thank you all so much for all the comments on my jacket. So many of you took the time to leave a comment, which is very much appreciated.

 

I found lining for my coat, but will finish the coat a little later. Perhaps strange, but I felt like a few simple things in between.

 

This weekend I did make a new set of lin gerie, something that is to me (certainly compared to jackets and coats) easy and uncomplicated to make (yes, it really isn’t that difficult!). I tried a Merckwaerdigh pattern, BHST2 for the first time. I adapted the pattern for the upper cup a bit, but otherwise I mainly used the pattern as it was.

 

To complete the set I made a panty from another Merckwaerdigh pattern, that I used before. Both were finished in one afternoon and evening, quite a contrast to the previous project.

 

Now I’m working on a Burda blouse from the February issue.

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It’s quite a fitted blouse, and my initial reaction to the pattern was to make the collar and stand smaller and not make the special cuffs. Then I realized that I was planning to make it again to a very basic blouse without special details anymore. Well, I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone regarding blouse styling, and used the high stand, larger collar and the special cuffs. Though I’m not quite sure yet whether the cuffs are there to stay.

 

The instructions (which by exception I obligingly followed ) say that you have to make the slit in the sleeve with one side overlapping the other side. No Burda, not with this kind of cuff, no overlap needed! You can see it in the technical drawing too. Of course I only realized that after I had sewn the first cuff to the sleeve. I can’t remember I ever made such cuffs, so this is not something I know by earlier experience. Burda should know. These are for cufflinks, as the instructions tell you to make with two buttons.

 

20 comments:

RuthieK said...

Love the ling erie, its looks great! And I think you were right to keep the unusual details on the burda shirt. Your finishing is beautiful!

denise@thebluegardenia.com said...

The cuffs are really nice. I am in awe of anyone who makes their own lingerie!

KID, MD said...

What a fun blouse - I love your fabric. The underlings are quite lovely. I really must learn to sew these things!

Gail said...

Your lingerie is very professional. Love the detailing in the shirt and the fabric is very good quality.

Lori said...

Very pretty blouse and as always gorgeous lingerie

AllisonC said...

I hadn't even noticed those cuff details in the pattern - you must keep them, they make the blouse special. I still have to be convinced that a lingerie set is easier than a jacket, yours look amazing as always.

Nancy K said...

I already commented on the lingerie somewhere I think, Pr maybe? But it's worth commenting on again. It's gorgeous your fabric and lace combinations are always so elegant.
The blouse is gorgeous too and the details are super.

Handmade said...

Great lingerie - very inspiring! Blouse looking nice too!

katherine h said...

Another lovely lin gerie set. You make those so beautifully.

Nóra said...

Yes, you're right. Burda instruction is wrong.
But this blouse, especially the print is so pretty. The lingerie is amazing.

Diana 'poetsie' said...

Wow, wat een gaaf printje heb je gebruikt voor je bh.
Ik wil dit model ook nog eens uitproberen. Dank voor de inspiratie.

Marie-Christine said...

The bra is great, and you were entirely right to keep the details on the shirt. It's good to push the comfort zone a bit once in a while :-).

Sheila said...

Your ling.erie came out great and the blouse is lovely to love the cuff detail.

Dei said...

OMG! The lingerie is to die for! The blouse it coming along nicely. Good for you catching the Burda error.

MushyWear said...

I just love the blouse you are working on. The print is fabulous. Wow, I'm speechless on the lingerie!

Jos said...

Love your work, it is great as always, you are such a gifted sewer. I really like the cuffs, why would you change them, give it a go I would say, like you did with the collar. Love the three piece cup of your bra as well!!

sewabeginner said...

The lingerie is beautiful. And the shirt is fantastic. I love the fabric and the design details you decided to keep. It looks really special.

Rosy said...

Your lingerie is beautiful, I love your work, wear self-made lingerie is very nice, the blouse is lovely, the detail of the highlights fists.

Pin Queen said...

Thank you for the information on the pattern you used for the bra. Where do you get your lovely fabrics for bra and knickers? We are very limited in the UK so most of mine are black, white or flesh coloured pwowernet. I'd love to be able to use an alternative!

Sigrid said...

@Pin Queen: Most of my fabric and notions I buy at Kantje boord. This is a small shop in Amsterdam, fully packed with mainly lingerie materials. It's not too far from where I live, so I go there about twice a year. They do have a website: http://kantje-boord.info/INHOUD_ALGEMEEN1_pagina_1.htm, but it's in Dutch only, and not very high-tech.

I know they ship internationally, if you would want anything you could mail them.

Other online sources are www.elingeria.de from Germany, she has an English version of the website too, and www.Wien2002.at (only German). With both I have good experiences.