Monthly Archives: January 2016

Giveaway on Closet Case Files

A few months ago, I got to meet up with Heather when she was visiting Vancouver. Tasia and I met her for lunch and some fabric shopping – pretty much the perfect afternoon for a sewist, no? It was fun to talk about business and sewing with those two smart and gifted ladies. Such a treat! Sometimes running a small business feels like living in a bubble. You’re so into your own thing, your plans and deadlines (and let’s be honest, stress!), it can be isolating. I always feel refreshed and inspired after hanging out with other creative entrepreneurs.

Heather was searching for a fabric for her next Sydney Jacket, and I immediately thought of our marled wool blend coating in the shop (still available in navy). I offered to send her some to try, and we decided to do a little giveaway on her blog at the same time.

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I’ll be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the shop to one of Heather’s readers. Head on over to Closet Case Files for the all the details on how to enter. Enjoy drooling over Heather’s jacket in Paris at the same time. It’s truly gorgeous!

New Bra Kits Available for a Limited Time (Sold Out!)


Today I get to show you my recent labour of love. ❤︎ NEW BRA KITS!


Pre-order your kit now! (& scroll down for a deal)

I’m so excited to tell you about these kits! I designed them to be customizable, which I think is pretty cool.

Our base kit is perfect for a stretch soft bra without underwires – like the Watson or Florence Bra. You’ll be able to select your size preference: Small includes 13mm (½”) band elastic and a 2-row hook & eye closure. Large includes 19mm (¾”) band elastic and 3-row hook & eye. Large works best if you’re looking for more support, sewing a larger size, or making a longline bra.

If you like extra support and prefer an underwire bra, you can purchase that add-on. We’ll provide matching underwire casing and extra cup lining.

Like to have matching panties? We’ve got you covered – just select the panty add-on and we’ll send you the materials for that. You can even purchase enough for two or three matching pairs!

Because of all the possible combinations, we’re selling these kits as a pre-order (open until Sunday at midnight or until quantities last). Once the pre-order ends, we’ll order all the supplies and get your personalized kits shipped out by February 15th.

Of course, you’ll still get to see a photo of the supplies that will be in your kit. We even put together mock-ups so you can get an idea of what the bra could look like. Feel free to get creative though! Personally, I love to use stretch lace or knit for the back band and line it with firm power mesh for the extra support. You have enough materials in the kit to do this!

Want to see the colours?

As always, you can trust that all of our supplies are high quality and hand picked. We include firm power mesh for your bra band (it provides the best support!). All of our rings & sliders are jewelry quality metal in gold or silver. Based on some of your feedback, there is now extra cup lining in the underwire kit.

Our bra kits include:

  • stretch fabric (lace or knit) // for cups & cradle
  • clear elastic to stabilize lace edge // lace kits only
  • firm stretch power mesh // for back band
  • non-stretch lining // for cradle
  • narrow plush back picot elastic // for neckline and underarms
  • wide plush back picot elastic // for bra band
  • strap elastic
  • jewelry quality metal rings & sliders
  • hook & eye closure
  • matching bow

Our underwire bra add-on includes:

  • extra non-stretch lining // for cups
  • underwire casing
  • underwires are sold separately

Our panty add-on includes:

  • coordinating knit fabric
  • extra stretch lace // for lace kits only
  • narrow plush back picot elastic
  • matching bow
  • cotton crotch lining


Oh yes, and you can buy more than one kit and save! Buy two kits, get 10% off; buy three or more kits, get 15% off. Discount is applied automatically at checkout. 

Once again, this is a pre-order sale and quantities are limited! Pre-order is open until Sunday at midnight PST or while quantities last. Kits will ship by February 15th.

Hope you love these kits as much as we do!


See what I did there?

Tomorrow we’ll be introducing a new batch of bra kits! They are new and improved and I’m so excited about them. We’re making them customizable this time around so you can really tailor the kit to the type of bra set you want to make. These kits will be available for pre-order, so that we can order exactly what we need for you and *hopefully* not run out as quickly as in the past (although quantities for the pre-order are still limited).

I thought it would be fun to show you some of the inspiration behind the colours and textiles we chose for these kits! There will be stretch lace, stretch velvet (!), and a couple of others that I can’t wait to share. Braspiration 1

Clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Braspiration 2

Clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

I’ll be back tomorrow with all the details! Until then, be sure to sign up for the newsletter to be the very first to see what’s new.