Lingerie from leftovers.

Sometimes it feels good to just clean up and give things away that you don’t use or don’t need anymore. But sometimes I like to stretch it a little and use up all and every bit of the left-over fabric laying around my workspace.

Bringing the “upcycling” concept to another level I could say.

After tiding up and moving my whole workspace (as you can follow in my last post….) a few days ago. There was a little remain to be found on the table.

A few pieces of fabric.

Leftovers from a silk dress I upcycled, and a mattress cover I shortened.
From the silk dress I already used up all the silk fabric, but had some lace left, that used to be placed around all the edges of the dress. And the linen sheet, was too big for my mattress, and with the part I cut of I already made two cushion covers.

So you see we are really talking about the last left overs, tiny shreds of fabric.

Lace and pastel blue linen.

I was tempted throwing them away, since it was very small pieces, not much to do with, and just get done with the moving and cleaning.

But I couldn’t help it when I saw those two fabrics together. Their fabric and color combination completely charmed me. It is such a romantic combination; I fell in love…

I also think it is a shame, that we always have a space neat and clean just before leaving. Left with no time to appreciate the effort you just put in cleaning and tiding up the place.

With this thought in mind, I went ahead, and to my delight, was able to work on a beautifully empty table, with all my tools and supplies in place and sorted by use and color.


(you wonder, why is this photo black and white when I am talking about color? me too)

The last upcycle in my summer atelier.

What to do with so little fabric?

According to the soft and romantic fabric combination, I decided, some sort of lingerie it should be.

I wanted to go for a bralette, but I learned, that bralettes without pattern (even with) usually end up very unfitting and thus as a very unsatisfying project. Leading to another object in a bag or even in the rubbish.

I sat on the table, in front of the mirror trying to figure out how to do this…

…in the end I decided to do, what I do best, just do whatever feels right and hope it works out…

I placed the pieces in different orders, to see in which way they could work as a bralette. Eventually I had the revelation, to make a thing between bralette and top. Kind of loungewear top. For inside or to wear in a cute summer outfit, to wonder around in some blossoming gardens, or walk through the woods, with a long skirt and a wheat-basket in your hands. Collecting blueberries or shells on the beach.

I think the light blue and the ivory white, made me get lost in romantic ideas and imaginations…

After all I found a way to place the fabric. F**k it, lets try.

And I did.

This time though I pinned everything together, then tried it on. And only when I could see that I have chances it could work out as imagined, I started sewing it together.

There is nothing more frustrating, then to spend hours sewing, just to only figure out in the end that it doesn’t work.

Well luckily, I do learn from my mistakes sometimes. And now we are all able to appreciate a finished, very romantic bralette top.

One point I did consider, but is out of my influence anyways, which is, that it is no longer summer. And again, I will have to wait for next year, to fulfill the image of long skirt with this top picking berries and shells… unless I decide to skip winter and go to any country without snow.

But autumn and winter are also beautiful, and maybe I just have to adapt my visions to the time of the year, and not the garments.

In that case bralette/top with some cashmere shawl around the shoulders, in front of a fireplace. Drinking red wine. Also works:)


(another artefact of this project, leftovers:) arent they beautiful?)

Thank you for stopping by and following my projects!! I really appreciate every interaction we have, have a lovely week, until soon!!

(all photos are mine, taken by me)



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Awesome photos! It's always nice to have a decluttered workspace when starting something new, for me at least! hahaha I'm glad you decided to marry those two fabrics together. I am sure it's super comfortable and it looks great as well.

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Thank you!! Yes its awesome, you feel like there is more space for thoughts and ideas than "things"...
and yess it is really comfortable:)

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Wow! This is great, you were able to put those left over fabric into good use and it's looking so nice and beautiful.

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I ADOOOOORE this project and your beauuuuuutiful presentation, dear maestra of creativity!! It inspires me again, hugely, to also follow my visionary intuition into lingerie making: I've been moving away from conventional bras for years, and am excited to reinvent the shape of a gorgeous accentuating-complimenting - to make a unique underwear like yours.... such a perfect post!

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Thank youuu!! Such a lovely comment, you make me smile!!
aah yess, I thought that too, I figured out by accident to kind of turn the "V" or "U" shape around, but now I am thinking of it some more too, there would be so much space for a different design for "bras"... thats actually also what I love about lingerie, it is such a small amount of fabric, but soooo much is possible:) I would love to see what lingerie you would come up with!
It is always nice to have you stopping by💕 have a good evening!

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I like your creativity and how you simply turn pieces into something unique cutting then in different edges.
This combination is beautiful and perfect for an Indoor wear.

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Thank you so much!! Its really nice to hear that from you:)
Inspires me to keep going that way:)

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Taking advantage of every last scrap of fabric feels so satisfying. I'm glad you were able to make this bralette, the lingerie is so beautiful and sensual. Anything with lace can't go wrong :D

I love the look of your posts. A pleasure to see and read ❣️.

Greetings, have a great week!

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Thank you so much💕 thats really nice to hear from you!
yess isnt it, so satisfying to know you used up every piece of the fabric:))
You too have a good week!!

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This is a lovely garment, I love the combination of both fabrics, the lace gives it a romantic and delicate touch, and best of all it seems to be fresh and comfortable.
I really like the way you present your photos, there is a lot of creativity in your publication.
Greetings.

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Thank you so much!! It is nice to hear you like the photos as well:) And I must say it did turn out very comfortable indeed:)
Have a good week!!

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Pfffff, you can make whatever you want, getting jealous.😏

Adoring these kind of tops, nothing more comfortable than this for any kind of occasion and season.

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Ill give you some of the sewing if I can have some of your bakery instead😊
and thank you:)
yess I am very happy with anything that has multiple purposes...

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Okay trader, I'm in for it! 😏

Name it, what does your tummy crave?:D

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Oh girl your creativity has no limits, amazing! 🤗
You take some leftovers and turn it into unique pieces.
I always love your works and also enjoy reading about the back stories of your inspiration. ❤️

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Thank you so much!!
Its so nice to hear that, it reassures me and inspires me to keep going in that way (or find new ones) but keep going..💕

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Your stitches are very beautiful and charming, don't stop sharing your creations.

I felt identified with your story, I am always saving pieces of fabric no matter how small they are because I feel that someday I will use them.
And there are also days when I receive a beautiful piece of fabric, but I feel that it could be impeccable for someone else and I give it to them as a gift. The key is to be happy with what we like to make, keep or give as long as it comes from our heart.

Blessings and much success to you.🌹

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Thank you so much for this nice comment💕 Its nice to hear you enjoyed the story and could relate to it!
Have a lovely week!!

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Geesh woman!

That's amazing. If I ever get stuck on a desert island I hope you're with me.

Sneaky... you quietly published and I was up to my ears in creating madly.

Please tag me in your posts moving forward? I really love what you're doing and how you present it. It's fantastic and really creative.

And now up-cycling when the mainstream fashion industry is causing such havoc.

You have my full support 👏👏👏

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Ha thats a great picture, on a desert island with nothing but some fancy dresses made from all the shredded left overs of some clothes and canvas (because you always land on a desert island by shipwreck, no?) oh and maybe we can add some plants and coconuts:))
And thank you!! I really appreciate your enthusiastic replys, it is a pleasure💕

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:)

And bark, leaves, and sea shells!

Always my pleasure.

Keep shining the light. And keep shining... ❤️

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