Archive for the 'Bustier' Category

Denim Corset

July 11, 2007

Denim Corset, originally uploaded by fmirela.

I sewed this corset out of some leftover stretch denim fabric I had after making a skirt.
The pattern is out of La Mia Boutique issue April 2004, with a few adjustments. I’ve altered the pattern, made the back pieces slimmer in the center back, added the eyelets and lacing instead of a zipper.

Only after I realized I did not sew the skirt using the red top stitch thread, but they go together nice even so.
Maybe the lace should have been red!

I have warn this for my birthday party and felt very comfortable, had a nice time too!

I got the best present ever! No to brag but really! The Vogue Sewing book, a crochet with beads book, plus the Ultimate Sweater Machine, not to mention the cosmetics and gold pearl earing and the most amazing flowers!

Thanks to everyone for a lovely time and all these out of this world presents!

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Lacy Days!

March 6, 2007

Lacy Days!

I have discovered my kind shop in downtown Hollywood. The fabrics are a bit outdated, or vintage one might say…It is stuffed and nicely cluttered with everything, all the trims in the world and beyond that, lace! Stretch lace, colored lace, lace everywhere.

Ben Raymond Fabrics and Trimmings is a museum of lace.

Their moto is: “If we don’t have, you don’t need it!“.

Sometimes I get discounts, sometimes I think the online stores are cheaper, but including the shipping charges…It’s convenient to be able to buy it and use it today, rather then wait a couple of weeks for the package to arrive from who knows where.

Burda and Boutique patterns are my favorites and this time they worked together for me for this lingerie set. The top bustier pattern is taken from Burda and originally was a bra, but I liked the way the wide lace fits around the under-bra. The boy shorts are made after a Boutique swim suit pattern.

The cutting and assembly process:




These items have been sold on Etsy to a happy customer.

Black Tulle Lingerie

February 28, 2007

Oh! the leftover fabric again, and the amazing things that can be done with it!

Stretch fabric can be so versatile, from evening wear to underwear is only takes a few steps.
And isn’t it fun when what you are wearing under matches the clothes? Maybe I am a little to match-y with everything…

I have a stash of different scalloped elastics in many colors. I used black and lilac colors for this project.

The truth is I was inspired by a bought bra I really like, and drafted the pattern myself.


To attach the elastic, place the elastic face down over the right side of the fabric, so that the edges are aligned. Using an overlock stitch, sew over the elastic tape. The tape needs to be a little shorter then the actual fabric, so that it gathers the fabric. The elastic tape needs to be stretched during sewing. The tape will loosen a little with sewing and will not have the power to gather as when not sewn, so keep in mind it loosens, cut it a little shorter, just a little, then what you actually need.
The stitch should be close to the scalloped edge, but not step over it.


Turn the elastic tape toward the wrong side of the fabric and use a zigzag stitch to sew from the right side of the fabric, over the tape again. This will flatten the seam.

The bra has a cool bra extender and closes in the back:

Closed hooks:

A close up of the fabric:

The results:



Keep watching the etsy shop these items will be listed soon!

Lingerie Inspiration

October 11, 2006


I’ve found myself browsing the web, looking for something sexy.
I got these books about fashion drawing, I just don’t seem to have the patience to go through them.
I simply want to get to the finished result as quickly as possible: the drawing itself, then the finished product…
To draft ideas, to stock up on ribbons, trims and other notions…to remember, to inspire…







I have a long way to go, I know…take a look at these drawings:

http://www.burdamode.com/burdamode.com_Award,1034164-1413162-1429290,deDE.html

http://projectrunway.auction.seenon.com/viewcat.php?category=47

Top and Bottom

September 29, 2006
Little scraps of fabric were left out of the yellow silk charmeuse (and I mean little) but just enough to sew together with delicate elastic and
make this underwear/sleepwear top and bottom.

And the result it: