For today’s Lingerie Friday, I want to step back a little bit. It’s been a month since the Bra-making Sew Along, but I’m still getting some wonderful emails and enquiries about it all. I know many of you discovered the sew along later in the month or afterward. Some were just beginning to fit their bras toward the end. Or perhaps were too late to join the Flickr group.
If you made a bra following the sew-along, would you like to share with us? Submit your photos to the new Sew Along Gallery!
Leave a link in the comments either here or the gallery to your photos on your blog, Flickr, Pinterest, etc. and I’ll add them. Or you can email me, too!
Speaking of which, I love getting emails and hearing about your bra-making experiences and questions. Sew-alongs are wonderful for the wealth of tutorials and sometimes sense of online community, but they can have their drawbacks, too. We all learn and participate in different ways and in different paces. Getting individual feedback is priceless, and I am happy to help and hear from you!
In other news, I’m up to my ears in projects. More bra-pattern drafting, a new bra-making tutorial, and a cape. Lord knows why I made a cashmere cape in a winter that never dropped below 70 degrees, but we all need a little fantasy sewing now and then, right?
Most of all, I’ve been up to rose-pruning. Roses and lingerie-making–my kind of weekend. Every February, I go into a zone with pruning. It’s a poetic and centering activity, an annual ritual that includes climbing up arbors and tying back some (literally) bloody thorns. Yes, I have gauntlet gloves, but they don’t make much of a difference when you’re battling an 18th century brambler. After we bought our own home eight years ago, I fell in mad love with gardening and particularly roses, and seriously considered training as a master gardener. I published a gardening blog for about five years until starting this one. Sometimes I miss it, taking macro wildflower pictures and obsessing over seed-planting tutorials. It’s what pushed me to take some basic courses on photography and learn more about light and cameras. I still have so much to learn….
Happy weekend, all!