Friday, September 23, 2011

New Colors!

I have a few new colors for fall;  three are shown below all ready to go and the other two will be done in the next few weeks.  There is Jade Green (a little darker than photo), Maple Sugar, and Teal.  All of these colors can be made darker or lighter, so those varieties might show up in the shop over the next few months. 

There will be a change in the size of elastics in the kits, due to supply issues higher up in the chain.  An elastic manufacturer is now out of business, making it harder for my suppliers to get the raw materials.  For the moment, the wider elastic kits will have 5/8" straps/rings/sliders instead of the 3/4".  The teal kit shown is the last kit with 3/4" elastic;  I might have some in black for a black kit, but I haven't checked yet.  The regular elastic kits will continue to have 1/2" straps/rings/sliders until those supplies run out.  At that time, I will be switching over to 3/8" for those kits.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On Vacation!

I will be on vacation today through Monday, Aug. 21, 2011.  The shop is in vacation mode, but will reopen when I get back.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

One Unusual Kit and a Few Normal Ones

There are a few more kits in the Etsy shop - what you'd expect for late spring and early summer - Carnation Pink, Pale Powder Blue, Spring Green and then one unusual one. 

I do try to rotate through the colors that I dye seasonally and try to use them all within reason.  Some of the colors that don't dye so well are at the back of shelf, so when I pulled out Chocolate Brown from the back of shelf I should have remembered that this dye was a bit unusual.  Yep, this is what I got:

I was hoping for a soft fawn-colored brown and instead, had to over dye with the same color it really deep and ended up with one of the most unusually colored kits I have ever dyed!  You can never predict exactly how the components will absorb the dye and this one is no exception.  Some pieces have a deep denim blue/grey color to them, others have almost a purple sheen and still others have some antique bronze, almost a chocolate brown color.  I couldn't duplicate this if I tried!  At any rate, I'm going to discount this one just for fun - it might make a good "try it out" sort of kit if you're new to bra making.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Kits on Etsy!

All the new kits are on Etsy!  There is Pale Iris, Pale Raspberry, Blush Pink and more. 

A few notes about these kits, though, the solid fabric is *TWO* way stretch, not the one way stretch I normally use.  I did not discover this until all the fabric was cut and batched and a set was already dyed!  I've noted this in the product description.  Sigh.  The powernet is also a bit lighter than I'd like - you can use two layers or use a layer underneath the solid fabric.  I am hoping to get this fabric issue sorted out before the next batch - I've not had this much trouble with sourcing fabric until recently! 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

More Kits!

A Few Now, More By Monday

Here are a couple new kits in the shop, there will be more by Monday evening or Tuesday morning.  These two have the wider elastics and are Grey Mist and Powder Blue.  These would be great as a mix and match if you buy both kits.  I also have one more wider elastic kit, Deep Sangria in the dye bath right now!

BTW, the Mochachino kit on Etsy has been reduced to $10.00, and that's a bra and panty kit!  It has been around too long and needs to move.  If you're looking for a bargain kit to try out making your own piece, then this is the kit to try.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Just a Couple of Spring Kits 

Here are a few new spring kits that I've listed in the shop on Etsy!  I will be making some more in the month or so in spring and summer colors.

These four are two-tone kits and not by intention.  I used a different source for the stretch satin and it isn't the same as what I get from my other supplier!  It doesn't dye well at all!  The reason is that there is too much poly in it and not enough nylon.  Polyester takes a completely different dye and process than does nylon, which is yet again different from dyeing cottons or plant fibers.

Yes, that yellow is really, really bright.  It is called Daffodil Yellow for a reason!  The Pale Lilac is a bit too streaky and the price on that has been reduced a bit, too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

More New Kits, All Sale Priced!

The sale prices are still good until Jan. 31, 2011, so I've made up some more new kits, there are three black ones in the Etsy shop, plus all the colored ones you see below.  I know it is the middle of winter and we could all do with a touch of Spring, so most of these colors are pretty spring colors.  There's Pale Iris, Pale Wedgewood Blue, Spring Green, Pale Sea Breeze, Soft Pink and Ivory (this one dyed up really nicely into a two tone all by itself!).  I also dyed up a red - great for Valentine's Day coming up.  Any of these would look nice combined with a black kit, but I think a fun combination would be the Pale Sea Breeze and the Spring Green.  The back row all have the wider elastics (5/8" bottom finishing elastic; 3/4" strap elastic, rings and/or sliders), and the front row have the regular elastics. 

All packed and ready to ship!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Some New Kits Available and Sale!

The number of available kits in the Etsy shop was getting sort of low, so I've dyed some additional kits.  Now available in wider elastics (5/8" lower finishing elastic, and 3/4" strap elastics and rings and/or sliders) is Charcoal Grey, Lilac and Coral Pink.  In the regular elastics (1/2" elastics for lower finishing and straps) is Twilight Blue and Pale Golden Wheat. 

The Charcoal Grey and Lilac work really well together and would make nice mix and match pieces or combine the two sets for a matching top and bottom. 

The Pale Golden Wheat coordinates nicely with many of the currently available colors (shown below from left to right are Mochachino, Deep Terracotta Rose, Coral Pink and Twilight Blue):

I've even made up a singular mix and match kit, Deep Terracotta Rose and Nude.  Some of the components are commerically dyed (as you can see they don't quite match; now you know why I dye kits!), but there is enough to mix and match for a unique garment, plus there is a bonus piece of wide lace to play with:

From now until midnight on Jan. 31, 2011, all kits in the shop are $5.00 off!  That means, most kits are now $10.00.  For some of you, that means free shipping!  It doesn't matter how many kits you buy, each one is $5.00 off.  The prices have already been changed in Etsy to reflect the sale.  If you custom order a kit in any color that I dye, you will get $5.00 off of those kits, too!  Enjoy!