May the year 2018 bring you a lot of inspiration and new ideas!
Welcome to learn with us!
We are having autumn holidays from 17th to 25th of October.
During that time, digital patterns are sent as usual, but other orders will be delivered starting from the 26th of October.
Have a beautiful autumn season!
See Ulla Bra structure after minor tweaks to the pattern. This bra is for test purpose and therefore there is no cup cover at all. Sure you can wear it like this as well!
We are making holidays! From Midsummer to the end of July we will ship the orders only on Wednesdays. Answering to your emails may slow down a bit as well.
However, digital patterns will be delivered as usual within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).
We still have available places on our courses in Tampere 18.-19.11 and Helsinki 28.-29.10. In other cities courses are full booked, but occasionally single place may become available and we announce it here.
The foam lining pieces are piling up in our stock. They are left overs from our courses and also from our own production.
This is a good opportunity to buy cheap material for instance for a test bra.
You can find them in Something Special category.
We have a new category for the products that are not part of our regular stock; bargains, single items and surprises. The name of the category is Something Special.
Today, we added two items in it. A crystal trim by Swarovski and a guipure lace trim.
Enjoy these beauties!
We have renewed the whole Make Bra site. All instructions and other how-to material are located on our new learning site. You can, however, reach them via links on this site.
Now, we are adding products on the shop…
Welcome and Thank you for your patience!
Now, we have updated the Basic Kit and the Basic Kit PLUS. The picot edge elastic has come back as an edge elastic. It bends nicely along the curve of the bottom edge.
We do want the underwire casing and the bottom edge elastic to be layered as in the picture on the left.
Basic Kit for Bra Making ivory and black
Basic Kit plus ivory, white and black
Let’s make some playfull, fun and super easy piece of lingerie while waiting for the new bustier and boyshorts patterns and how to videos. It’s so relaxing to sew something not so demanding for a while. In these exemples we have two different kind of stockings; one made of the sheer 4-way stretchy mesh and another made of jersey with elastane. Elastane is important part of the mix, it makes the fabric recover from stretch.
If you need to alter the size it’s very easy along the center front line and horizontal lines. To increase the size add more space between the pattern pieces and decrease it by overlapping the pieces.
The seam allowances in the pattern are 6mm (1/4″). It’s recommended to sew the seams with a serger. The zigzag stitch is perfect for the upper edge elastic attachment. The fabric must be 4-way stretch and the most stretch is better be crosswise. You can use many different kind of stretchy fabrics for this stocking, from woolen knit to sheer mesh, and everything in between as long as fabric has elasticity enough.
This stocking is very comfortable to wear if you put it on right. See the first picture. The back seam reaches the floor, but you don’t stand over the heel seam.
If seams are set correctly, you don’t even feel them. Very comfortable. Enjoy!