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A Green Fenway Bra with Swiss Dot Tulle overlay (made using www.bwear.se supplies)

EN Summary: In partnership with BWear.se (a Swedish lingerie/swimwear notions supplier and Bra-Maker's Supply official distributor in Europe, shipping worldwide and my go-to online shop for everything lingerie making related), I have chosen to sew the Fenway bra from Orange Lingerie, using supplies from BWear.se online shop. In this article I am sharing detail information about the materials used, detail photos of the main construction steps along with my own notes and review of the pattern. Keep reading the full article. --- PT Sumário: Em parceria com a BWear.se (Loja online que fornece todos os materiais para fazer lingerie e fatos-de-banho, localizada na Suécia e com envios para todo o mundo; é a única representante oficial na Europa da Canadiana Bra-Maker's Supply), escolhi confecionar uma versão do soutien Fenway da Orange Lingerie, usando materiais exclusivamente da loja BWear.se. Neste artigo vou partilhar informação detalhada sobre os materiais usados, fotos detalhadas…

Progresso lento… E muito obrigada! - Slow progress… And thank you!

English (uncheck the other box and check this one)
Apenas para mostrar o ponto da situação hoje ao início da tarde:

A gola:

As lapelas depois de empastar:

As lapelas depois de aplicar as fitas de algodão na orla e na linha de dobra:

E muito OBRIGADA ao meu querido amigo, que sempre me envia felicidade:

Até à próxima!

I just wanted to show you all my progress at up until the beginning of today’s afternoon:

The collar:

The lapels after padstitching:

The lapels after applying the cotton tape:

And THANK YOU so much to my very dear friend who always sends me something to make me feel very happy:

Happy Sewing!


Sigrid said…
I'm sure this is going to be one of the most stunning coats I've ever seen. The satin tape you showed in your previous post is a wonderful detail.
LauraLo said…
WOW. This is going to be one hell of a coat!
Dei said…
Totally impressed by your skills. How did you attach the cotton tape to the lapels, handstitched? Where could I purchase some? Can't wait to see the finished project!
Lindsay T said…
Coats take a long time to assemble, don't they?! Thank you for posting your progress so the rest of us can learn from you.
Tany,your work looks wonderful...very professional and so very neat :) Very impressive :)
Ana Carina said…
Bem... que trabalhão! Mas deve ficar um espectáculo e com acabamento muito profissional de alta costura!

Beijinhos e bom trabalho
(agora sou eu que ando...ocupadíssima!!!)
Vicki said…
What a great friend Paco is! Is it chocolate or buttons in the plastic? Chocolate would be nice..lol.
Tany said…
Dei: Thanks! The cotton tape is attached by hand and I bought it at my regular notion shop. It's used for stabilizing all kind of seams here (faced waistbands, etc.)

Vicki: Yes he is! He's one of the kindest people I know and I treasure his friendship so much. LOL, those are not chocolate candy, they're vintage buttons! Paco sent them along with the fabulous orange tweed you see in the picture!
Mamã Martinho said…
Fico desejosa de ver o resultado final!


Ana'scloset said…
És tão perfeccionista! Que mais há a dizer? está tudo super bem feito!
Para empastar do lado de dentro, o fio não se chega a ver do lado de fora, pois não?

Tany said…
Exactamente, Ana!, apanha-se o mínimo do tecido que está por baixo. O veludo é fácil pois os pelos escondem os pontos; o tweed também é fácil de empastar assim. Os tecidos finos para casaco/jaqueta, principalmente os sintéticos são os mais difíceis. Por isso, se quiseres experimentar o método de alfaiate, o melhor é começar por um tweed de lã, que é muito mais fácil de trabalhar.
Como bem dizes;
por isso o trabalho de alfaiataria è caro,com a trabalheira que teem em empastar,o tempo que demora na confecçao,sem contar com o corte,tornam se peças de requinte!
Estas feita uma Alfaiata!!!
o bom mesmo è quando vemos a peça pronta,esquecemos a trabalheira que nos deu,e jà estamos a pensar na pròxima peça!
boas costuras amiga
es un gentleman siempre,coge un ratito de su tiempo para echar
ilusion a sus amigas,que majo!

continua o gentleman de sempre,
consegue arranjar sempre um tempo
para dar alegrias as amigas,que querido.
paco peralta said…
Tany.- gracias por la mención. por supuesto, eres merecedora de todo lo que llega a tus manos. Ahhh... que simpática Vicki, pues es verdad, parece una bolsita de caramelos. abrazos, Paco
Cafe Couture said…
Tany thanks for these pictures, I am willing to learn this technique, and as I told Ann from Ann's Fashion Studio, I wish I could watch a video with the process because I see the result but do not really understand HOW TO. If you have a link, do not hezitate, as you always share with us.
Tany said…
Paco: Muchas gracias, querido amigo! Y yo prefiero los botones a chocolate, jejejej!

Cafe Couture: You're welcome! I'm no expert in this matter, since it's only my first padstitching experience. I know this link that shows the basic padstitching stitch: http://www.fiber-images.com/Free_Things/Reference_Charts/free_reference_charts_handsewing_stitches.html . You can see the padstitch runs upwards, and when you reach the top it runs downwards, making that spine effect you see in the final padstitching. The needle always goes in from right to left, no matter the vertical direction and you only catch one or two threads from the fabric underneath. the really important thing here is the way you must hold the fabric/interfacing in your hands, while you padstitch: the fold is oriented vertically and you should keep both layers of fabric rounded using your left hand and fingers. In the end the two layers will have a permanent round shape because you stitched them together while keeping that shape. I'm not sure if this helps, but that's what I have... I can also send you some scanned pages from one of my books, just let me know if you want them.
mirela said…
This coat will be a work of art! I dream of such a jacket in black velvet...Thanks for all the detailed posts, maybe one day I'll get started and then apply everything I've learned from you. Thanks!
caseykoester said…

I love your blog and have been reading it for awhile. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated this post on pad stitching. I pad stitched a collar for a jacket and your photos were a terrific help! I linked to you on my blog: http://caseykoester.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/vogue-2885-jacket-part-1/

Thanks so much!
sandra r. said…
Lindo! Magnifico! Pois o casaco de veludo <3 Era sim, mesmo assim,um pouco mais curto. Um excelente trabalho!

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