I have been slowly selling through the excess inventory I hauled across the United States to my new home in Florida. The last year and a half I have decided to take my business in different directions all at once.
I have made a few resolutions – I will turn the focus of my business to my pattern making and writing. I plan to keep selling the lingerie supplies, but I want to focus on selling the items I can keep in stock and re-order (allowing for a dependable resource for my wholesale customers). This means that all those fun decorative laces and trims need to go.
On Saturday, January 26th from 7am to 2pm, I hope to sell most of what you see here.
I will be pricing my partial rolls of vintage laces and trims, picot, ruffle, fold over, strap, plain and waistband elastics from $1 to $10 each. Full rolls will be from $5 to $30.
I have some newer waistband elastics that will be available for $75 each roll. These have 100 yards on them and I have black, white and cream. This will not happen again!
Sorry for the side ways pics, I’m hoping once I get the blog moved back over to WordPress, I can go back and fix these. All these vintage lace pieces will be $1 each.
All my grommet packages will be $1 each.
These two large bins contain miscellaneous hooks and eyes and bra straps. Single pairs are 25 cents each, packages of 5 are $1 and packages of 25 are $5.
The red and mint hooks and eyes are 50 cents each, packages of 5 are $2, packages of 25 are $10 and packages of 100 are $35.
Spiral boning coils will be $10 each and tips will be $3 each package. I have some lacing bones left as well that will be $1 each.
Score some thread for $1 each.
I have a bunch of store display stuff left too. I have a full length mirror with stand for $40, jewelry displays $5-8 each. I have two lingerie butt forms for $20 each. Clip wood hangers 3 for $1. Fabric storage bins $2 each. Tags for tagging gun $6. Vintage look hang tags $20. Shipping bags $5-8 per 100 bags.
I have a virtually new gravity iron for $75.
A variety of singer sewing machine feet $10 each.
Automatic cutting machine for trims, elastics, tubing, etc. for $300 obo.
I have this industrial fabric stack cutter for $150.
I didn’t photograph these, but I have excess stock of red underwire casing 1 yard for $1, 5 yards for $4 and 25 yards for $20. How about some older stock of underwires (these are my thinner ones and not all sizes are available – see the website for anything not labeled as “heavy gauge.”) The older stock underwires will be 50 cents each, 2 pairs for $1, 10 pairs for $5 and 25 pairs for $12.50.
I will also be selling through my old product line of lingerie 2 for $5.
Most fabrics are in pre-cut pieces for $1-5. I have some fabric rolls $1-4 a yard, including tricot, lace and vinyl. Lace and trim grab bags for $4 each or 3 for $10. Scrap bags $1 for small bags and $5 for large bags. Zippers 10 for $1 and separating zippers 2 for $1.
There is literally more I’m finding every day for this sale, so it would be worth the road trip. If you decide to fly in to shop, I can help by giving you boxes for your stuff and get it off to UPS or the post office to transport it home too. (extra shipping charges will apply).
If you do come in from out of town, schedule an appointment with me for after the sale and you can stock up on my non sale items too.
I cannot hold any items for you, except maybe the large expensive items with pre-payment. Here are some pictures from my last sale in November. I will definitely have about twice as many things I’ll be selling.
Happy New Year to all. I have been busy, as always, working on new and exciting things. This new sports bra pattern is no exception. I made a new style with a few new features.
The Laurel Sports Bra is no different in fit than the Christina, in fact you can interchange the pattern pieces of the Laurel with the Christina, meaning you can use the back of one with the front of the other, or switch up the waistbands.
I made a couple small adjustments to the Christina waistline, so if you previously purchased this, just log into your account and redownload the pattern to get the pattern updates. These will be needed if you plan to interchange the pattern parts.
The Laurel Sports Bra features a fun criss-cross detail at the front waistband. The waistline of the sports bra is contoured up at the center front to better hold the breasts in place, plus it is helpful if you have issues with rib cage restriction.
I suffer from acid reflux, so tight waistbands under the bust are very uncomfortable for me. The waistband isn’t supposed to fit tight, so it lends itself comfort for people like me. The support is all in the body of the bra. The shaping of the princess seams gives you a little lift which is also helpful if your bust is completely deflated such as mine.
I am my own fit model, a 36J-38J depending on the holidays, so the sports bra was designed for supporting those large cups.
The back features a hook and eye closure with a heart shaped cut out in the back. The back is also scoop-necked and can have adjustable straps. The adjustable strap and hook and eye was added to this design by request. The instructions state how to remove the hook and eye portion and turn back into a straight band, but if you have the Christina, you can use the Christina back band as well.
The pattern for the straps have a fixed length marking on them, so the adjustable part is also optional.
As for the pattern itself, I have made some fun new changes to the download and options for a printed pattern. My range is extended up to an N cup now! As if I didn’t have enough sizes already! One of the girls that has been a big supporter of my business became an N cup and I wanted to make sure she was covered. This range is for you Ivy!
The patterns are now available in 4 paper sizes – Letter, A4, A1 (23×33) and A0 (33×46). Now it is easy to print in nearly any format. I also created layers on the pdfs, so you can turn off sizes you don’t want to print out and print just the pages that have your size on them.
I also have a printed pattern option for the Laurel and the Christina. I went back and updated the Christina pattern to have all the same features including adding metric measurements to the directions of both patterns. The Christina Sports Bra also has a new expanded range up to an N! I had to increase the price by a few bucks, but for all the hard work I did on these, I felt this was ok.
As a little thank you to all my fans, customers and friends, I am making all my other downloads and corresponding kits 25% off for the release of the Laurel Sports Bra. This discount is good until Sunday the 13th of January.
I created 4 new kits for the Laurel Sports Bra and even added a few more sizes of kits for the Christina. If you purchase one of the Christina kits for the Laurel, you will also need the Laurel Add-on kit. This is the difference in supplies that are needed for the Laurel.
Here are a few samples from some of my testers. They fit great. The white one is made of all cotton jersey (t-shirt fabric), so the pattern works for nearly any fabric. I picked a couple different angles so you can see all the different details. The green one is made of swim lycra and the others are made of scuba.
I did a series of YouTube videos just as all the other patterns. I will be releasing all of them over the next week, so they won’t all be available until next weekend. I need to do this with YouTube due to their algorithms. Here is the first video. I will create another blog post next weekend that contain links to all the videos.
Until then, happy sewing and thanks for following.