Elise Patterns, Make your own bra kit, brasewing, howtomakebras

Exciting bra related news…

As some of you may be aware, I have a little side business called Elise Patterns. I sell lingerie sewing patterns online. The exciting thing is that I am now branching out and starting to sell lingerie sewing supplies (Big apologies to anyone reading this that has seen me announce this elsewhere on social media or the EP blog, I don’t want to bore you!)

Truth be told, I’m pretty darn excited…. I’ve been working on another pattern for ages and it’s all pattern tested, ready to go. Yet, I’ve stalled a bit on it as i’ve been getting somebody to help me with the graphic design of the pattern before I launch it. And the reason I’ve not had time to finish that yet is the inordinate amount of time I’ve spent researching where to get the best lingerie supplies. Literally for the last three months when i’ve not been in my other day job, I have spent a ridiculous amount of time chatting to different suppliers, tracking down things with completely different names to what I would call them and waiting for samples, so that I could get hold of the best supplies available.

Elise Patterns, Make your own bra kit, brasewing, howtomakebras

Finally, it’s all come together and I’m really happy to announce i’m launching ‘Make your own bra kits’ – to make your own bra with! If you want to know a bit more about them, I’ve written about them on the Elise Patterns blog. Alternatively you could just go and buy them on my website!

(Random trivia fact: If you have a really, really, really good memory you might find that the lace in the bra kit is very similar to one that was on GBSB recently…. It has a different composition but basically it’s the same design.)

Elise Patterns, Make Your Own bra kit, Blue Lace Bra Kit

And if you’re wondering why I continue to have two blogs… I ask myself this question on a regular basis too! But I guess I have to find somewhere to write about how much I loathe making quilts and general boring home decor stuff like curtains. Because, yep you guessed it, whilst there hasn’t been that much selfish sewing going on, I still had to find the time to be a good friend and make a baby quilt and finish a pair of curtains….

Vintage look black and peach tricot bra, Kwik Sew 3594 Bra sewing pattern, bramaking, bra sewing

Ok, so there may have been some selfish sewing going on…. I tried out the Kwik Sew 3594. The lumpiness is caused by the pair of socks filling out the cups! The armless mannequin doesn’t have such an ample bust…

 

Instagram Flash Sale, Elise Patterns

Flash Instagram Sale on Saturday!

Instagram Flash Sale,  Elise Patterns

Date: Saturday 14th Feb
Time: 12 noon GMT
Hashtag: #Freyasflashsale
Instagramwww.instagram.com/elisepatterns

A little announcement just to let you all know I’m going to be having a flash sale of patterns and fabric on Saturday! (I’ve never done this, so this could end up being a complete disaster!)

I’m putting up a range of things from my stash – mostly vintage sewing patterns and fabric as I’m hoping to raise funds for my business (Elise Patterns) to enable me to get the next stage of my business under way. (Oh, and you’ll be freeing up space in my flat!)

It’s pretty simple really – just follow me on instagram (/elisepatterns) and when you see something you like – message me or comment and let me know if you want to buy something!

Pattern Sale, Instagram Sale, vintage sewing patterns

Here’s a little preview of the vintage sewing patterns available – mostly 60s, 70s and 80s

All the pictures will have the same hashtag, so it will be easy to see what’s coming up.

Please share this post or tweet details of the flash sale to as many people as you know
🙂 thanking you kindly in advance.

Instagram Flash sale, #Freyasflashsale, vintage fabric

Here’s a little preview of the vintage fabric on offer – there’s quite a bit of high quality silk, in good lengths and if the colours don’t immediately grab you, don’t forget silk takes dye beautifully!

Please note: the person buying will need to cover the cost of shipping. Pricing of items are open to best offers/or nearest offer (ono).

Instagram sale, #Freyasflashsale, vintage bias binding

Floral Elise Patterns Kyoto Kimono

More Kyoto Kimono Tops

Here’s a couple more Kyoto Kimono tops that I’ve made…. (partly because the original short version in pink with zebras on it was sadly stolen on a night out 😦 )

I love these simple kimono tops 🙂 So quick and easy to make! And this is my favourite way of wearing them with skinny jeans and heels.

Floral Elise Patterns Kyoto Kimono

The fabric is a viscose oriental looking print that I picked up in the bargain bin at Simply Fabrics in Brixton. Win!

Floral Elise Patterns Kyoto Kimono

And a lovely navy and blue Japanese looking floral cotton from the same place….

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You can get your own copy of the kimono pattern from the Elise Patterns website!

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Pattern Testing!

 

Just a quick post today! I’ve been super busy recently and I cannot wait to show you all what I have been up to! All good things I promise 🙂

I may have developed a few lingerie patterns along the way and am now at the stage where I’d love to get some good honest feedback about them. So, if anyone fancies doing a bit of pattern testing, click on the link below.

I’m looking for a variety of testers really, so having lots of experience isn’t a prerequisite as they are pretty easy peasy patterns I promise!

 

Pattern Testing Link

 

So just click on the button above which will take you to a short questionnaire and then I will let you know a little bit more! Thank you!