Friday, January 25, 2013

New fabrics and sewing plans

The second blouse is almost finished, the only thing to be done is buttons and buttonholes. It’s been in this state a week now, I hope to buy buttons tomorrow so that it can have a final press and declared finished. The third and last blouse for now is being planned, and will have a little lace embellishment.


I’ve been working on some lace things as well and have accumulated a little more lingerie stash by going to Kantje boord in Amsterdam with Valerie and buying online at Lijfgoed. Which was a first for me and a positive experience.

This is what my sewing table looks like, the white blouse fabric on the left, the rest is all lingerie stuff. Addicted? I think so.  There are worse addictions…



I’ve used this lace before and it’s one of my favorites. Just another bra.

A detail from the panty with the new lace bought at Kantje boord. They also had the same lace on the bolt. And as I like making bra’s better than making panties, I started with the panty.

The fabrics bought at Lijfgoed, very soft and beaufiful. I look forward to working with them.

Though I intended to buy only light colored, “spring”  fabrics, I could simply not resist this lace. There were shoulder straps to match too.  Recently I tried on a few bra’s in a department store, and I think this lace or something very close was in the rtw collection. Needless to say I didn’t buy any bra’s.

Now I have to find time to sew more. In any case I plan to sew a lot of lingerie in the next few weeks. I’m not too happy with some of my bra’s. Some are too old, some don’t fit as well as I would like. My body must have changed. So I want to clean out the lingerie drawer and fill it with new sets. Will be fun I hope.


  1. You do know that you are my heroine!!!
    One day I will make a bra!!!!
    A little weight loss will have to happen first, but I know that you will be there for me!

  2. Such beautiful lace, love the red, especially. Your fabrics are very pretty as well and I'm looking forward to see them made up.

  3. Your 'just another bra' is gorgeous but that red and black lace is to die for!

  4. Oh man do I love that red/black lace! Can't wait to see how your new sets look!

  5. Hi Sigrid!

    When I was first researching how to make custom bras several years ago, your tutorials were one of the few resources available!

    Keep inspiring sewers everywhere to make their own lingerie!


  6. I am always so impressed with your bra making abilities and fabric choices for them. Beautiful choices and results.

  7. Beautiful fabric! I love the shirt too. Sometimes the hardest thing about a project is the finishing touches.

  8. I love the red and black lace. I'm determined to get to Kantje boord one day. Thank you for sharing your bra making addiction :) I'm still working on the fit for my bra and your posts keep me inspired.

    CarlaF-in Atlanta (Georgia) USA

  9. Swooning over the red and black lace and your shirt is beautifully made.

  10. It's nice to get a glimpse of your sewing table and I agree - it is not a bad addiction to have. All that lace is so pretty.
    I definitely have the same experience with my body changing, and needing to adapt in sizing.

  11. Wow, that peach lace bra is gorgeous! I'm just now trying to figure out how to sew lace bras and envy your skills!

  12. I find panties so easy but am totally intimidated by bras! I'm amused that you find panties more tedious. Gorgeous fabrics!


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