12.2.16

Day 12. Rainbow

Day 12.

A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon.  It's caused by the reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky.  It's also a town in Western Victoria and, if you add the word serpent, a music festival


This is my Baby Rainbow, a SKIMPY knicker made up in a abstract rainbow print from Liberty with contrast waist.



11.2.16

Day 11. Cottage Chic

 Day 11.


 Every SKIMPY pattern comes with additional instructions for adding an optional back frill, and really, why wouldn't you!  The SKIMPY pattern is available right here and if it hasn't sold already this knicker in Australian size 10(US6) is available from my Etsy shop.


10.2.16

Day 10. Sheer solution

Day 10.


PRETTY BLOUSE adaptation worn together with a sheer lace version of the MINNIE MINI and matching print BLOOMER; not a bad idea if you decide to go sheer. 


This version has an elastic casing at the waist and leg openings, a HOW TO can be found here.

9.2.16

Day 9. Colour Inspiration

Day 9.

Shots from resort 2013 by Erdem Moralioglu where combinations of disparate materials were highlighted further by perfectly balanced colours contrasts.


 
The Liberty print below employs a similar colour scheme.






SKIMPY knicker in Australian size 10 (US6) in now available for sale in my Etsy shop.  If you'd like to make your own the sewing pattern in Australian sizes 8-14 is also available. 
 

8.2.16

Day 8. Cheating

Day 8.

Making a SKIMPY but don't have enough fabric for the waist band? No problem!  Luccello stock ready made bias binding in the perfect width cut from Liberty prints ready to go.





There are many other options to buy by the meter in store including the one I used.   Instructions for creating the bow are given below.



1. To create the bow take a piece of bias binding 8 to 10cm long and run a gathering stitch down the middle.


2. Pull the threads as tightly as possible.


3. Position the short ends as best you can together at the back and thread a needle with the threads from one end of the gathering.  Stitch through the middle to hold the gathering in place.


4. Use the threads from the other end to stitch your bow securely to the front of the knicker and hey presto, you're all done!  The knicker in an Australian size 10 (US6) is now available from my Etsy shop.  The sewing pattern is also available right here.