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Colour Inspiration ~ September 'Sweet Treats'

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Colour Inspiration ~ September 'Sweet Treats'

Mmmmm - sweet treats!  I love baking.  I've heard you first taste with your eyes and with both baking and lingerie being visual feasts there is plenty of colour inspiration to be found in sugary confectionary.

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Monthly Musing ~ First time nerves

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Monthly Musing ~ First time nerves

This month I launched an online business.  It's all brand new.  Never having been involved with e-commerce before I've had a lot of learning to do and luckily I've had some skilled people holding my hand and guiding me along the way.

These feelings of excitement, uncertainty and intimidation, reminded me of how I felt years ago when I wanted to start making bras but had no clue how to go about it.  So for those of you who may be looking at photos of all the pretty, handmade bras out there and feeling the same way I felt as a newbie bra maker then here is my advice for you (now if only I could go back in time and tell it to myself!)

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My mods and match-ups ~ The Watson bra:The Hepburn kit

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My mods and match-ups ~ The Watson bra:The Hepburn kit

My version: The Watson looks great kept simple and basic but I made a few style alterations to my set to take it next level.

It's easy to make a matching set with the Watson.  Both a bra and bikini brief are included in this pattern and both require approx. a 75% stretch, knit fabric.  This pattern is a great place to start as a beginner!

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