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Sewing spirit back

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That's a lot of posts in two days! My sewing spirit was gone, and the programmer in me thougth of other things to do, like the new tutorial links. This certainly costs a lot of time, which I could have used sewing, but I just didn't feel like it.

But when I went to my sewing room, I saw all the beautiful fabrics that I bought at Kantje Boord last week, and I couldn't help myself. I was sewing ling erie again!

Carolyn certainly shouted about this part of my sewing activities, so let's not disappoint her, LOL! Serious, thank you Carolyn for such a huge compliment and mentioning me in your favorite blogs.

At KantjeBoord I saw a lovely bustier that the lady who runs this shop with her husband made and displayed. I just had to copy the detail. It's so nice. The lace has just a bit of the color of the two straps in it. The green is not very visible in the picture, but it's in the leaves. It's not finished yet though.

And I bought some more good stuff. The lace in the first picture I bought online last year, and found all the right notions and lycra to go with it. The other two were all from Kantje Boord, see that they have a left and a right side of these laces. This is something I find important. I'll always try to have symmetry, and if not, then it's mostly a delibarate asymmetry.

For the first lace symmetry will not be possible, but then I'll try to make the same balance on both sides.

Dat waren een hoop berichten in twee dagen. Even bijpraten in het Nederlands: bovenin kun je nu directe links vinden naar mijn uitleg-bestanden en mijn foto-album. In de zijbalk heb ik een aantal keuzemenu's toegevoegd, die verwijzen naar een schat aan informatie die op het internet te vinden is op het gebied van naaitechnieken. Allemaal Engels, veel Nederlandse informatie heb ik nooit kunnen vinden. Het maken van deze nieuwe links kostte nogal wat tijd, en de programmeur in mij kwam hierbij van pas. Ik had toch even geen zin in naaiwerk.

Maar toen ik naar m'n naaikamertje ging, zag ik alle mooie dingen die ik bij Kantje boord gekocht had vorige week, en ik kon het niet helpen, ik ben weer met een bh begonnen.

Carolyn heeft mijn naaiwerk op dit gebied nogal van de daken geschreeuwd dit weekend, dus ik wilde haar niet teleurstellen. (Grapje). Ik wil Carolyn zeker bedanken voor dit grote compliment, zij is in het Engelstalig gebied iemand met zeer veel lezers, en ik voel me vereerd dat ze m'n weblog zo noemt.

Bij KantjeBoord zag ik een prachtige bustier die Paula gemaakt had en op de toonbank had staan. Ik moest het detail wel kopiƫren, het is zo prachtig. De kleur van de lintjes zit ook in het kant, hoewel dat op de foto niet zo uitkomt.

En ik heb meer mooie dingen gekocht. Het kant op de eerste foto heb ik vorig jaar online gekocht, en ze hadden precies de goede kleur lycra en alle andere benodigdheden. De andere twee sets heb ik geheel bij KB gekocht, met mooi symmetrisch kant, wat ik erg belangrijk vind. Ik houd van symmetrie, en als het dat niet is, dan gebruik ik graag een heel bewuste asymmetrie. Met het eerste kant zal symmetrie niet mogelijk zijn, maar dan probeer ik het in ieder geval in evenwicht te houden.


  1. Sigrid, you make the most beautiful bras! I need to work on getting a bra pattern that fits.

  2. I am so pea green with envy over the lovely lingerie fabrics you've purchased and the wonderful pieces they are going to become!

  3. Beautiful bra you are sewing. I
    love Kantjeboord store,
    amazing fabrics and all the supplies needed at one tiny store .Paula the store owner makes the most beautiful lingerie which are on display in their store.

  4. I have never seen anything like the fabrics you use outside of outrageously expensive French lingerie. What fabulous bras.

  5. Alright, you've convinced me, I must really try to make bras, too! You make the most amazingly beautiful bras and I agree with Nancy - they would be outrageously expensive.

  6. Yes, the bras are beautiful (I'm actually speechless over them) but I love your new tutorial feature! That's clever!

  7. I tried the link to tutorials, and I had to click on a bar to allow pop-ups from your site. After I did that, the tutorial popped-up! What a nice thing to do for your readers. And, yes, I'm thinking I have to try to sew a bra. You are an inspiration, Sigrid.
    Cheers, Kate

  8. Oh Sigrid, they are so nice - they will make very nice unmentionables!!!!!!!

    And thanks for all the work you are putting into the tutorial links. I am not good at remembering where I have seen something, so now I will know to come visit you first!

  9. Sigrid - I didn't get the email. Did you send it to sbanks "at" metrocast "dot" net? My husband (the network engineer/security expert) has set the firewalls and filters pretty tight.

  10. I'm just dropping by to tell you "THANK YOU" for posting all of the tutorials on your sidebar. I found a very helpful one by Belinda at sew4fun on sleeve headers there.

  11. Wat is het toch een heerlijke winkel he, Kantje Boord. Ergens ben ik wel blij dat het 100 km bij me vandaan is....

  12. Sigrid, you make the most beautiful lin gerie! I'm sure I won't find anything quite as beautiful and well made as these items, at the regular shops here!

  13. This is absolutely beautiful, Sigrid! Very feminine and so well made.


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