Sunday, October 9, 2016

Näh Connection Shop Blog Tour: part two underwear and ballet suit

Earlier this week, I showed you two Bethioua's that I sewed for the English shop opening of Näh Connection. Today, I am showing two more patterns from the shop. I sewed my middle daughter a ballet suit, that she will be using for her circus classes and underwear both originally (in German) by Erbsenprinzessin.

When I showed the ballet suit pattern to my daughter, there was no doubt about it, she was going to get the ballet suit version with the skirt (not that that was surprising). At the same time that I bought this gold lycra, I also bought a red one. It had been waiting patiently in my fabric closet. I had not showed it to the girls, because I knew they would keep nagging me about making something, like now.

Based on the measurement table I picked a size three and lengthened it to a size four. The sizing was spot on, the fit is perfect. I changed the finishing method of the neck line. The default option is with a neck band, but I chose to use clear elastic and fold it inwards. I did finish the legs with a leg band. This way there is a much lower likelihood that her underwear will be showing.

On the topic of underwear. The same designer of the ballet suit, also offer underwear. Both boy and girl underwear are available. I only made the girl version, but I will make the boy version in the near future. All my kids have a desperate need for underwear and socks at the moment.

My two little ones do not differ much in underwear size at the moment. My youngest still often has a little accident, and any underwear that I can quickly find, works in such cases. This means that she often ends up with her bigger sister's underwear. I sewed the first version, the light blue one, at the time that I sewed this dress. It was a test version, and it has been in rotation ever since. My little one wanted to model as well, so enjoy these cute pics.

The pattern explains all kind of finishes both how to and their benefits and drawbacks. The designer herself is not a big fan of jersey bands, but does discuses them. I clearly am a fan, I just love the fact that I do not have to go and find a matching ribbing or elastic.

Now go, and have a look at Annika's shop. Due to the shop opening, there's a discount. The more patterns you buy, the more you save, just use the following coupon codes:
buy1save10naehconnection for a 10% discount

buy2save20naehconnection for a 20% discount
buy3ormoresave30naehconnection for a 30% discount


  1. I love these pics. Both ballet suit and the underwear are just so great. Sewing is the BEST!

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