Every time I test a new pattern, I am amazed by what lovely creations my testers make. I am very happy to be sharing with you today the tester photos from my Tanja Boyshort pattern.
Iris Bralette: This bralette combines four different fabrics all in shades of light pink, and all from the same source: Spandex World. The cradle is milliskin, the cups are matte glissenette, the back band is powernet, and the lining is a stretch mesh.
Tanja Boyshort: This is a super soft rayon/spandex print from Girl Charlee.
Iris Bralette: Lace is from Cindy Lace Show on Etsy, pink piping elastic along the neckline and underarm edge is from Sew Sassy, pink 1/2" strap elastic and plush picot elastic are from Tailor Made Shoppe.
Tanja Boyshort: 3/8" plain picot elastic is from saleandbargain on Ebay.
Iris Bralette: I wanted to play with having sheer cups (and back extension) with lace overlays. The only difficult part is finding all the fabrics in matching colors. I took a chance and ordered the fabrics from the same source, and luckily they match decently well. The lace is more of a lavender than pink, but I think it still goes well with the other fabrics.
Tanja Boyshort: Along with the floating gusset, my other pet peeve about most boyshorts is that the leg openings are usually finished with a plain folded back hem. I feel like this gets stretched out during the day and then too much of my bum cheek hangs out the back. I prefer to feel secure, so I created an option for the boyshort that has an elastic finish on the leg.
Hello, my sewing friends. Things are a bit scary out there, aren't they? So many events shutting down, schools closing, and the first prospective case of COVID-19 has been reported in my county. My close sewing friends and I all fall into the high-risk categories, so I'm feeling a bit nervous.
I don't know about you, but at times like this my hobbies become even more important to me as a way of dealing with stress and keeping my mind occupied. I've been spending a lot of time out in my garden planting vegetables, and at my sewing machine with some quilting and easy sewing projects. I hope you are finding the same sort of comfort in your crafting projects too. On that note, I decided to have a pattern sale in the hopes that this weekend we can all stay in and do a bit of mindless sewing with some easy projects.
Now until March 20, 2020 all patterns are 20% off when you use coupon code STAYHOMEANDSEW. This coupon works both in my pattern store on this website and my Etsy store.
Stay calm and sew on. And wash your hands :) Be safe, my friends, I'll be praying for all of us.
When I design a pattern, I try to offer four style variations. Sometimes I'll have ideas for more variations, but, for a number of reasons, I can't include them all in the pattern. When I was working on the Elodie Briefs I had more ideas for lace overlays, which will be used for a new pattern in the future, and I also had an idea for a strappy option that uses elastic along the sides instead of the side panels. The pattern was already long enough, so I decided to offer the instructions here as a pattern hack. I hope you enjoy.
In case you missed it, here is Part 1 of the Elodie Briefs tester roundup. Now we continue to Part 2 of the Elodie Briefs tester roundup.
Here is Part 1 of the Elodie Briefs tester roundup. Every time I test a pattern I am very lucky to get to work with a really fantastic group of sewists! Their behind-the-scenes work really helps me improve my patterns and inspires my creativity with their lovely creations. I am happy to share their work with you today.
Even though my valentine is far away this year, I made myself a pretty (and comfortable!) magenta lace set for Valentine's Day!
I'm so happy to share with you my new pattern, Elodie Briefs!
While I love wearing different styles of undies, full-coverage briefs are my favorite these days. I've nearly worn out almost all the pairs of Daisy Briefs I've made, so I decided it was time to make another brief pattern.
I design lingerie sewing patterns for everyday comfort and feminine style in an inclusive size range. Fill up your underwear drawer with beautiful custom made panties in your favorite fabrics and trims, designed to fit your body.