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Foundations Revealed

Foundations Revealed
Written by Mark Garbarczyk In this second part of this bra pattern drafting and making series we will be drafting (drawing) the blocks/patterns for the cups, cradle and wings of a simple under wired “Darted Cup” Bra. Think of this bra as your first test into the world of bra pattern drafting and making. It may not offer the best support for the fuller bust, but it will allow you to check your measurements and fit, particularly cup volume / shape and wing tension. In this part, I will be screaming, “ACCURACY” ... NO cheating by “pin copying” or pulling your favourite bra apart! This bra is the simplest bra to make as the cups only have one short dart seam to sew. I know that the debate on underwires in bras is always a hot topic, but the correct sized, properly “sprung” underwires can do a good job of supporting the cup / cradle shape to support the breast weight, and until an alternative to the bra under wire comes along (I am still working on that one) we will try to work with them.

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Sew your own lace underwear - tutorial and free pattern If you have already visited my previous posts then you are all ready and set to start sewing you own underwear. Not got the free panties pattern yet? Download the pattern from this post – Free Multi-size pattern to make your own undies And take a look here for how to put your pattern together (important) – Making up the pattern Download your free undies pattern UPDATE - Oct 2014. Anti- Stretch marks oil- Childbirth education and labor doula services in Chicago » Bred-n-Butter (Anti-Stretch Mark Salve) During my first pregnancy (8 years ago!), my mother sent me a care package full of ALL SORTS of goodies. I remember a few pregnancy and parenting books, a folder full of articles about pregnancy, some tea and a jar of belly rub.

Sewing Bras - Construction and Fit New Year – new resolutions. Do you have any sewing resolutions for this year? I have two – I want to learn how to use my new serger and I want to learn how to sew bras, and make one that actually fits and that I would want to wear (and be seen in!) Now let’s be honest about my sewing – an accurate fit has never been super important to me. Most of us wear ready to wear clothes and get used to how a standard fit we buy off the rack rarely fits us properly as a custom tailored garment would fit.

70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns : 70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns Posted on | November 12, 2009 | 12 Comments Free lingerie sewing patterns are hard to find on the internet. While free skirt patterns and tote patterns abound, free lingerie sewing patterns require sifting through hundreds of sites to locate. 7 Natural Baby Care Recipes I love using natural products for all of my personal care, cleaning and household needs, but if you’re not ready to jump on the DIY deodorant and toothpaste bandwagon just yet, at least consider using all natural products on your kids! Most kids are exposed to a scary number of chemicals on a daily basis, and even babies are born with chemicals in their umbilical blood. Most baby products and shampoos contain chemicals and many are not actually safe for baby. For example, many baby shampoos (including J&J) have some of the worst chemical ratings and baby oil is just liquid petroleum oil with some added (artificial) fragrances. A baby or child’s perfectly soft skin absorbs almost anything put on it, so natural options are really important!

Make Your Own Damn Bras I got sick of waiting to go to Spotlight to buy a good bra pattern, I decided to DIY! This is good if you do not have a very large bust. I'm a 12C-ish, and this tutorial shows you how to make a basic padded bra. You can easily add underwiring, which - when I get some - I will add to this tute on how to put that in as well. I am going to buy a bra pattern, and give that a test run too, the most widely reviewed one that seems to be good is Kwik Sew 3300, so hopefully I can pick that up tonight as well as some bra-making supplies. You're probably wondering why on earth I am making my own damn bras?

puff paint onesies By now you should know that I am a BIG fan of puff paint (otherwise known as 3-D paint or dimensional paint) see here, here, here and here. I always like using it to create pattern on the surface of many different things. And when faced with the challenge of starting to collect baby clothes for our new addition (all the info here), I decided I would rather make or alter things for the first few weeks instead of spending money on expensive clothing- there will be enough time for that in the future :) So I decided to use dimensional paint to alter a handful of white cotton onesies. T-Shirt Underwear I know you've got them, lurking in drawers, the back of the closet, in the "giveaway" pile: those T-shirts that are, for various reasons, both unwearable and indispensable. They are too small, too big, too short, have a stain, a hole, or some other flaw, and yet you cannot bear to part with them. I took my old t-shirts and gave them new life. They were reincarnated as underwear.

My Conversation With Co-Sleeping Expert James McKenna  Dr. James J. McKenna is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is a world-renowned expert on infant sleep — particularly the practice of bed sharing in relation to breastfeeding. In our conversations, he shared his insights on co-sleeping and bi-phasic sleep patterns and offered tips for new parents. You have been supportive of co-sleeping — describe your research on this sleeping arrangement.

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