Favorite pattern – Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

These three bras are made with the same pattern: Merckwaerdigh BHS 10. This pattern has now become my favourite! Here you can see how the same pattern made with different fabric can look quite different.

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

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Jersey bra

This one is made with grey jersey and has a racerback with no closure.

You can see from the photo that it is not very ‘lifting’. This is because the outer layer and lining are both stretch jersey. This is my sleeping bra though, so I like that it is not restricting and the cotton jersey is quite comfortable.

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

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Stretch lace bra

The second one is made with stretch lace fabric and lined with transparent tricot in beige. Similar to my white soft bra, I use clear elastic on the neckline and along the lace edge of the strap.

The back band is soft powernet in double layer. The outer layer is beige and the inner layer is yellow. From the outside, the beige band has a hint of yellow which complement the soft yellow stretch lace.Merckwaerdigh BHS10

Merckwaerdigh BHS10

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Foam lined bra

This one has foam lining on the whole front part and finished with foldover elastic allover. The back band is strong powernet with 3 hook and eye closure. I use this bra as a sports bra. My sport is yoga though, so it doesn’t really need strong impact reduction bra.

The neon yellow fabric is wicking fabric from a sports T-shirt. I bought the T-shirt in size L and still have enough leftover for another bra and panties. The foam lining is from Makebra that I really like. I think the quality of their foam lining is the best that I’ve ever found.

For my size (30E), I use cup size 36B and shortened the back quite a lot. If you do this kind of alteration, special attention is needed to the placement of the straps on the back. I forgot to do this on my previous bra, and as a result the straps on the back are quite far apart.

Because they have no underwires, these bras are very light. The powerbar on each side of the cups gives quite a flattering shape. I’m very happy with this pattern!

Bra pattern is Merckwaerdigh BHS10 size 30E.

Kielo wrap dress #2

Grey Kielo dress

In my previous post about my Kielo wrap dress, I mentioned that I wasn’t quite happy with my fabric choice. So here is my second Kielo wrap dress! The fabric is quite interesting, it is actually two separate layers of thin jersey connected together around each dots.

Not much to say about alteration nor construction. The only difference that I made for this dress is finishing the armhole and necklines with knit band instead of bias binding.

I’m quite happy with this version! The dress is very comfortable and flattering.
Grey Kielo dress

Grey Kielo dress

Grey Kielo dress
Pattern is Kielo wrap dress by Named patterns (PDF), size 38 printed at 92%

White soft bra set

White soft bra set

A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to meet Ying from Tailor Made Blog, who was in vacation in Japan. If you love making lingerie, you might have known or even bought from her lingerie supplies shop. Of course she has very kindly gifted me several lingerie supplies, including this pretty white stretch lace! Thank… Continue Reading

Pattern testing: Sophie Swimsuit

Pattern testing: Sophie Swimsuit

  Summer is here and it means another good reason for a new swimsuit! Luckily a couple of months ago I was offered to be one of the pattern testers for Sophie Swimsuit by Closet Case Files. This swimsuit has classic silhouette and very flattering balconette cups. “View A is a classic one-piece with a pronounced… Continue Reading

Red lace set

Red lace set

My newest set! The bra is made with Marlborough bra by Orange Lingerie. The first time I made this pattern, the fit wasn’t too great. Since then I have made several alterations to perfect the fit for my body, such as: narrowed the centre piece because I have very little space between breasts very narrow cradle gothic… Continue Reading

Kawung batik print set

Kawung batik print set

Several months ago I was contacted by Contrado about their new fabric printing service. It was actually the first time I heard about this company. When I checked out their website, I was impressed with the number of fabric options available. They have 80 options of fabrics from canvas, jersey, even scuba and waterproof ripstop! Then… Continue Reading

Aging jeans

Aging jeans

One of my most enjoyable sewing is making jeans. there are so many things that I can love from a pair of handmade jeans. I love the feeling of crisp denim fabric. I love cutting them and putting all the details into a pair of jeans. And when they are finished, I love watching them aged.… Continue Reading