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.