This mesh nylon tote bag is very simple project that has quickly became a favourite of mine. I wasn’t planning to make a bag when I found this mesh nylon in the fabric store. This fabric is quite stiff with large diamond-shaped mesh. I thought it would make an interesting bag.
The fabric is very easy to sew with thicker thread and longer stitches. I bind the raw edges inside with neon-coloured binding for added details. This binding is also necessary because the stiff raw edges are a bit rough and the cut mesh could easily catch into things in the bag.
Sometimes it is nice to have a simple project that gives some instant gratification like this. I only need little fabric for the tote bag and still had enough leftover to make a zippered pouch for my makeup.
I’ve been using this bag for a few days now and very happy with it!
I stumbled upon Evie la Luve‘s patterns when I was browsing my IG feed the other day. As I’m always interested in trying out patterns, I got myself a couple of panties patterns, the Esme and Bella panties in this pattern bundle. You can also buy them separately.
The Esme panties have cross over design, while the Bella panties are made with stretch lace allover. Both panties have very low waistline, so you might have to pay attention with this. I happen to love low waistline, and usually lower every panties pattern so these patterns are perfect for me.
Both patterns come with instructions that is very clear with step by step pictures.
One thing that I like about using stretch lace for panties is that usually you don’t need to use lots of elastics so they can be sewed up pretty quickly. That is the case with these panties, they only need some length of foldover elastic to finish the waistline.
I got the stretch lace locally in my neighbourhood in Tokyo. It is very pretty with white thread around the edges and blue accents.
I don’t talk much about the bra because I have made this pattern several times. It is my favorite Merckwaerdigh BHS10. And now I think I have found new favourite for lace panties pattern!
Panties pattern are Esme and Bella panties (PDF) by Evie la Luve.
Bra pattern is Merckwaerdigh BHS10 size 30E.
Time for another dog fashion! This is the second time I made a dog yukata or summer kimono. The first one is for Bashu, a Chinese Crested that we fostered 3 years ago. This time it is for our beloved ten years old Chinese crested, Fuwawa. Bashu and Fuwawa were in the same breeder before they were given up to the shelter. Bashu has been adopted to a nice family and Fuwawa was adopted by us.
The pattern is Kawaii Kimono by Millamilla in size M. MillaMilla is a Japanese dog patternmaker, the original patterns are in Japanese but you can also buy the English version of their patterns in their English site and etsy shop.
The instructions are pretty easy and straightforward. The kimono has a velcro closure on the front so it is very easy to put on. I added a leash hole on the back part so Fuwawa can wear her harness underneath the kimono. The thing with making dogwear is you only need very little fabric to make it (unless you have a very big dog of course!), so it is a great projects for scraps.
Here is Fuwawa in her new kimono. I think the color complements her fur color quite well!
Pattern is Kawaii Kimono (PDF) by MillaMilla, English site and etsy shop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pattern is Kielo wrap dress by Named patterns (PDF), size 38 printed at 92%