Big prints or little prints?

I've always tended to use and recommend smaller prints for my lingerie patterns, mainly because they look really cute and it's just easier.

Using large scale prints will also work and it's definitely worth the effort, it just requires a little more fabric and some careful planning.  Take some time to think about how you'd like the pattern to appear on your finished garments. For my bra I wanted the floral to grow in from the sides whereas on the panty I placed it right in the middle so the set would be balanced.

PEEK-A-BOO PANTIES and matching LITTLE GIRLS TRIANGLE BRA were made from a silk cotton voile found at Tessuti in Melbourne.  The contrast vintage lace came from Old World Haberdashery at the Chapel Street Bazaar 217 Chapel Street, Prahran (turn right at the entrance, you can't miss it) If you live in Melbourne or are visiting I highly recommended stopping by!  The elastic, including bra straps, rings and back closure were all sourced from Bra Makers, excellent range, great advice and service.

Both patterns are now available from my Etsy shop.  PEEK-A-BOO PANTIES in sizes 8-14 and LITTLE GIRLS TRIANGLE BRA 6-12A & 8-14B.
For international customers a size conversion chart can be found on right here


Peek-A-Boo Panties

The pattern for the PEEK-A-BOO PANTIES is now available from my Etsy shop in sizes 8-14.  For international customers a size conversion chart can be found right here.  For this sample I used a soft cotton voile and lace found buried in my stash.  I have absolutely no idea where they came from but I love the effect.

Green is most definitely good!


Bikini Bras

the fabric

the leftovers

the bikini bras

The fabric was found at Tessuti in Melbourne and it's available on line right here.  From this small 60cm piece I made three BIKINI BRAS; they make a great summer bra alternative and excellent gifts.

If you have the skills the pattern for the TEENY-WEENY STRING BIKINI is available from my Etsy shop. It comes in Australian sizes 6 to 14 and is suitable for cup sizes A through C.  Oh, and If you prefer the full set there are two tie side options for your bottom half.  

You can view a tutorial showing HOW TO attach swimwear elastic right here and another showing HOW TO make the straps here.  For international customers, a size conversion chart is available right here.



Always glad to see a corsage on the runway

For winter 2015 both Dries Van Noten

and the new look Gucci showed many beautiful examples.

A corsage of sorts from Givenchy,

a bunch of corsage-brooch hybrids at Prada...



and finally the last word from Delpozo.


Tana Lawn

Hiding behind the POWDER PUFF cushion are a pair of TIE SIDE knickers. 

They're made from a fabric quality Liberty call Tana Lawn (perfect for knickers) and it's available in huge variety of girly floral prints.  This one was found at L'uccello along with the pink ribbon.