I’m not very good at keeping up with the whole fashion season thing but it has occured to me that I should start thinking more about designing a Spring/Summer collection… what do you want to see more of? Definitely planning some more ouvert knickers and open cup styles and maybe bringing back this one-off bra shape! Throw your suggestions at me!

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So today one of my worst possible nightmares came true, in that my main trusty sewing machine died. I need to replace it as soon as possible in order to keep creating lingerie - I currently don’t have the funds to afford a replacement, so am running several special offers through my online shop in order to raise the money to keep my lingerie workshop going! So currently you can get…

1. 35% off EVERYTHING with the code ‘sewing-machine-panic’ - and yes, that includes sale items! - www.karolinalaskowska.co.uk
2. Mystery knickers - with the discount code they’re just £52 for a totally unique pair in luxurious fabrics such as silk and chantilly lace!
3. Significant discounts off any bespoke orders placed within the next week - email me at info@karolinalaskowska.co.uk for more information! 
4. The sample sale is going - and I’m more than happy to discuss discounted offers on multiple items - mega savings to be had on unique pieces! http://karolinalaskowska.wordpress.com/

If any of you have been planning to buy some of my designs then now is the time - whether it’s a harness or a full bespoke set, your purchases will be incredibly appreciated right now!  xx

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Corset is growing on me, mostly because of the mega-boob action. Sits mid bust but instagram hates nipples.

Design by Karolina Laskowska, please do not remove credits. 


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Hurray!  Thank you so much to @sparklewren for helping me out with finishing my #ococ14 corset - though it might not actually be finished as it could require more bling and fur…

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Further progress on this #bespoke set - silk satin with English lace trims, cross over strappy details and lace appliqué. Matching suspender to come and embroidery and either crystals or beading also planned… #karolinalaskowska #lace #instalingerie #custom


Just finished this rather delicious plunge bra - champagne silk, French chantilly lace and lots of tiny freshwater pearls stitched by hand.  Hope its new owner is as pleased with it as I am!

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Does anyone remember that photo I posted a while back of all the bra pattern pieces explaining the complexity of lingerie construction?  Well this is the bra, finally finished!  It’s a step away from my usual aesthetic but I’m still very pleased - French leavers lace full cup bra with internal support sling. 

And following on from the pattern piece photo theme,  a little bit about my style of working…. 

I actively try not to work on a single project from start to finish.  By working on different projects constantly,  I can keep things fresh and interesting and give each garment the attention it deserves. As an example, sewing a single bra in one sitting leaves me very frazzled - there’s so many different sewing processes that it’s difficult to keep focus, particularly if I’m working mostly in black (which sadly I usually am! It’s a curse on the eyes and causes many a headache). Currently I have 5 custom orders on the go,  of which I try to do a little work on each day - progress may be slower than I’d normally like but it ensures the quality stays at the level I want and that I can stay excited by each garment and give it the attention it deserves. 

Bit of a ramble but I hope it sheds some light on how I work! Do any other creatives want to share their working style? ❤

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Ok, last one I promise. Pinned to a pillow so gives a better idea of the shape - still need to put eyelets in!  Shape is based on the Edwardian Sanakor plunge corset (there was a tutorial recently on Foundations Revealed). Used it as an opportunity to try a few new construction techniques and learn a bit more - plus as a canvas for ridiculous embellishment (I’d wanted to layer fur textures with heavy beading for a long time). I know there’s lots of iffy bits all over this but it was a good learning curve! Don’t think my next corset will be for a looooong time though :) looking forward to lacing this on a human body! Also wondering about how to style it… maybe a lace bolero and lace french knickers,  or a pencil skirt…. 

Design by Karolina Laskowska, please do not remove credits


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Details of the#ococ14 corset - this is literally all I’ve done today since I woke up so all I will be posting today!

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I can’t decide if this is finished or not… (excluding the eyelets obviously)

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Just a few of the styles that are going to be available at a pop up later this month in London…  Planning my sewing schedule, which other styles would you be interested in seeing?  (The question being aimed at Londoners of course! )

More of my new collection viewable here: www.karolinalaskowska.com

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I have a vague new resolution to not work every waking hour, including weekends (no more studying,  woooo!). Unfortunately my interpretation of not working is very corset skewed (I finally gave in and decided to make something for the #ococ14 ). We shall have to wait and see where this embellishment goes but I’m planning on ridiculously extravagant and very textured. 

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Who is still wanting to buy this set?  I’m considering buying some more of this lace but it’s a lot more expensive than I remember so I can’t make up my mind… #instalingerie #lace #karolinalaskowska


Still on holiday, use it to your advantage with the extra 10% off code ‘summeryay’ in my Summer sale - all of AW13 is discounted!   Only a handful of sizes left, grab some shiny new knickers xx


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