Monday, January 21, 2013

Bra making again

It´s been a long time since I made lingerie but yesterday I teamed up with two friends for an entire day of sewing...and food and cakes. The leopard fabric and the lace is from a kit from Kantjeboord and the elastic is from Elöingeria and some old stuff from sewsassy that did not take the heat of an iron well.... The straps are from an old bra and it is missing the closure, I have to buy a black one. I also reduced the cups of a bra I bought to close to my surgery before all the swelling went down, now I can use it! It was a lot of fun sewing again and I have some more plans but the hallway is prio 1!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Kilt and tartans

I´ve been scouting the fleamarkets for years for the perfect kilt; my size, nice plaid good condition, lately I looked for one for my niece who loves Union Jack, I thought she would look great in a short skirt but it was not all-things-english so I skipped it. I was also prepered to through in a decorated pin for a fun look. I might have a word with here about it after all... I had a kilt or two back in "gymnasiet" that´s like collage... but since I bought myself a trip to Edinburgh next month my kilt fever rised and thanks to google I learned that a kilt is about 7 meters of fabric and this photo showes how it´s constructed
That´s a lot of fabric in areas there I don´t need any extras so I found these two models that I like better
To my knowledge my family does not have a family tartan so I can choose what I like the most!!! Yey!!! There are several kiltmakers in Edinburgh and also some other fabric stores that carry tartans for half the price. And they have a good selection of tweeds too. Yes I think we have to bring the big suitcase... There´s also a book on how to sew a kilt that my online source does not have and that I will be looking for and then I will be having afternoon tea, haggis, fish and chips and maybee some whisky and beer and a lot of sightseeing My hallway is doing some progress instead of small pieces of wallpaper there are now just dust everywhere and I need to focus!