Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bras & Bags

So. Winter has arrived in these parts, and that means lots of indoors activities . . . and sewing! And knitting! Hurrah. First, let me show you the weather evidence:





Very pretty, that's for sure!

I thought hat it was time to make some more undies, and two more bras have made their was into my lingerie drawer.  Who doesn't need a new white bra?  This was made using the Shelley pattern from Bra-Makers Supplies in Hamilton, Ontario.  With the exception of the lace, all the fabrics and notions were also from Bra-Makers Supplies.  The lace was already in my stash, and actually started off as a gathered lace.  I took off the band that gathered the lace, gave it a good pressing - and voila - some fabulous flat lace for my new bra!


Next up was a racy, red one.  Again, all supplies as above.


I also made a couple more box bags for my sock knitting.  And yes I have that many pairs of socks on the go!



The bag above is a bit more peachy in colour, and looks so delicate.




And who can resist the sausage dogs?  The lovely dotty lining matches perfectly and I am very pleased with these. . . . and I have some socks to share with you next time as well! 

How about you - do you have 'cold weather' projects that you are working on - or 'hot weather' projects for my Southern Hemisphere buddies?!

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  1. I have yet to make my own bra, your's look fantastic just like they'd come from a store! I may have to just give this a try when nobody's looking lol! cute bag, it's great to be able to whip something up to keep your projects in, the snow is beautiful, we get snow once in a blue moon here lol! enjoy the snow & happy sewing & knitting!

    Helen

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    1. If you get the chance - do consider taking a class. The Craftsy class that Beverly runs is also excellent.

      And . . . . . I'm sending snow your way . . . . . !

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  2. Your bra making is so impressive. As Nana said, they look like they come from a store.. Beautiful..
    Love your bags too.
    The snow is beautiful...

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    1. Thank-you! The snow is available for transportation. Just leave me a note with your address . . . . . !

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  3. I couldn't show these photos to my daughters. All they want is snow for Christmas and of course the likelihood here is so small! I can't imagine having months of snow, but I like the idea of being cosy inside with fabulous things to sew. Your bras and bags look just perfect. I'm working on a short sleeved blouse right now which is a but silly in November but I just really fancied making it. I might make a few little Christmas gifts, when it's finished.

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    1. Oh man - I can send over as much snow as you would like! I hear that parts of the UK are in for a wintry blast over the next few days so your daughters may get their wish! I like to make short sleeved tops at this time of year - for me they look rather good under cardis, so I'll be making a few as well!

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  4. I, too, am a graduate of Beverly's bra making school. Love, love, love it! Your bras are beautiful. Well done! And, I love your knitting bags. I also knit socks and these bags look like fun to make. Would you mind sharing a link for where the pattern can be purchased?

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    1. Hi Allison - lovely to hear from another 'graduate'! I can't find the pattern that I used - I have a feeling that I bought a patter, there were some errors, and then I managed to figure it out. However, I have just found a very similar pattern for free http://prettymodern.typepad.com/its_a_pretty_modern_life/2009/08/zippered-box-pouch-pattern-and-tutorial-fully-lined-with-photos.html I particularly like the 'no visible seams' on the inside. I rather makes me laugh when you see them for sale and they have 'professionally serged seams' - in other words, they are not finished up so well :)

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    2. Ah yes....the professionally serged seam. I agree with your interpretation of that phrase! Thanks for the link. I always like to make project bags, too. A a fellow sock knitter, I always seem to need a few bags to contained my various sock projects. Aren't those bra courses just the greatest? I've learned so much from Beverly.

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