MADE | Aztec Print Carolyn PJ

aztec-print-carolyn-pajamas-vivat-veritas-blog I bought this bright aztec print cotton lawn fabric back in the summer. I had something like this in mind to make, but the summer ended before making it or having a chance to go to a beach with it. So I decided to make Carolyn pajama by Closet Case Files. This was my second time with the patterns. I made the first one in silk satin. The sewing went smooth as the instructions were clear. I love the pipping details. It is fun to sew and I enjoy thinking about different possibilities for the color combinations. I made this as a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law. I’ll be making a few more as gifts before Christmas comes!
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New Fall Items


Just added a few new items on Vivat Veritas Shop! I’ve been experimenting a new platform, Creema. It is a handmade marketplace based in Japan. It’s similar to Etsy but the scale is much smaller so it feels like what Etsy used to be back in 2009-2011 before it became a gigantic market place. I’ve sewn up these with some leftover fabrics so all of them are one-of-a-kinds.

Tweed top and shorts set (Creema)black-and-white-plaid-top-and-shorts-set-by-vivat-veritasPlaid top and shorts setseer-sucker-top-and-shorts-setSeersucker top and shorts setwine-red-dress-with-leather-applique-by-vivat-veritasWine red corduroy dresscream-romper-by-vivat-veritasCream romper
pink-jumpsuit-by-vivat-veritasPink jumpsuit with lace insert
ivory-lace-mini-dress-by-vivat-veritasIvory lace mini wedding dress
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MADE| Merckwaerdigh BHS10-D

my first attempt to sew underwired braLast year when I visited Philadelphia, I stopped by at Madalynne studio to take a private bra sewing lesson. We started with Merckwaerdigh BHS10-D (size 75A), but due to lack of time, were unable to finish. Since coming back to Japan, I completely forgot about this UFO (UnFinished Objects) and did not pick it up until after close to a year had passed! I am happy that I’m done with the project now but this is one item I won’t be able to wear. It does not fit me at all. I can’t lie, I had some doubts when I originally decided on making an underwire bra. I have not worn bra with underwire for almost 10 years. I have been wearing soft bras (this, this and this) without wire or camisole that comes with bra cups. I said good bye to underwire bras a long time ago when I realized that I don’t have big enough boobs :(……. but looking at beautiful bras that Novita makes, I decided to give it a go.
inside of bra merckwaerdigh bhs10merckwaerdigh bhs10 size aI had to pull out my old home sewing machine since the instructions called for zigzag stitches which my industrial sewing machine does not offer. I had hard time adjusting the thread tension and some stitches look wonky. The wire channel installment was easier than I thought. I had to cut mine so it fit the bra size. I bought a bra kit from Merckwaerdigh on etsy, and small notions like wire, hook and eye and sliders at the Japanese site Jimura.

Besides some uneven stitches, the bra looks pretty; however, when it is on my body, the underwire moves around and the cup looks flat on my chest. I might need a bra cup inserted.
merckwaerdigh bhs10 size A by Vivat VeritasHere is a short video showing my bra.


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