Sewing your own swimwear is incredibly satisfying. The ideal result is togs (that's kiwi slang for swimwear to any non New Zealanders reading) that fit perfectly - both your style and your body and that's not always easy to achieve with ready to wear swimwear.
An interview with Lynda, the lady who made Nellie Joans possible not only by handing over the reigns of her lingerie supplies shop to me but also initially, by enabling me to easily purchase the materials I required when I first became interested in bra making.
Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Turquoise and Amethyst. These rich colours look fantastic paired with luxurious lingerie fabrics such as satin, lace and velvet. A single colour can stand alone quite beautifully but also really shine when combined with another jewel tone. They also look great in combination with black for a more moody styling.