Probably like millions of other sewing machine owners, I named my new sewing machine. Probably like millions of other Bernina owners I have named my new machine “Nina”. Easy to do! Covenient to do- especially when you want an easy name to both bless the machine when it does well, and curse the machine if it does something crazy when you are trying to get a project done by a certain time. Okay so maybe I am the only one who does this!
Anyway…I am blessing Nina. Profusely.
Her first steps sewing in my little sewing place were a bundle of bras I created for a friend. Nina did well and I am happy with her. I made 6 “work-a-day” regular bras for my friend G. who wanted every day basic lingerie. You know those “old faithful” garments that you roll out of bed, throw on, and run out of the door to get to work on time. Yep- sewing them worked out great on Nina. Just posting the pics here to record what I have sewn- all in the interest of having this blog help me archive and remember. I can see the pictures which help me remember the techniques I have used to create the garment.
As I get the time I will post the techniques in the sewing process. I am thinking, though, that ” everybody and her sister” is now sewing bras. OK -I read that ” everybody/sister” statement recently on the Curvy Sewing Collective, but I guess I agree with it. If you search the site you can even find a pattern for a free bra that was posted for Feb 2016. Also-with Beverly Johnson now with a Craftsy bra making class and her blog , I may not need to show a lot of technique here. Beverly taught me, and I feel Beverly’s class is pretty good.
AND SO- Nina’s first steps- completed! Baby girl machine is helping me to crank it out, and it’s ALL good! Love it!
( Warning- here comes a shameless advertisement, but here goes –) If you are interested in having fun, expanding your sewing and pattern making skills, and playing with fabric on the mannequin, sign up for the Weekend Draping Intensive at Workroom Social. It’s happening on April 2nd & 3rd in the Brooklyn Workroom Social studio. I’ll be teaching the basics of draping and we can work together to help you take those draping skills and boost your overall sewing skills up to the next level.
Going on with Nina into the next project. I’ll keep you posted!
Be Well. Happy sewing
6 thoughts on “Nina’s First Steps- completed!”
I want to learn to sew bras as well, but I’m a beginner. I can say that I will be attending your draping class. I signed up last week, and I’m so excited! 🙂
See you in class!
Ha Ha! I named my Bernina…Nina, of course. First new machine in 32 years and I love her! I also bought a Bernina serger on Craigslist for $125 and named her…Gina! Love your blog. Love your lingerie. Can’t come to draping class this year but maybe next! Glad you are out there, sewing and sharing what you know.
Love the rhyming names! So now I have two “Nina”‘s -ONE name for TWO girls- the B740 and the 950 industrial. My other machine is named “No-mey” for the Janome 6600 “back up” machine.
HaHa! Ya know- I feel no need to be creative with sewing machine names. I save the creativity for the garments that come OUT of actually using the machines! 😉
Please teach a bra-making class!
Beverly Johnson, who now has a bra making class on Craftsy.com, was my bra making teacher. She does it well. Check it out!!