It’s February and that means it’s time to sew something sexy and sassy! Collette’s Seamwork issue is out and has some lovely ideas for lingerie sewing. It inspired me to sew a slip. I have a RTW one made of stretch polyester and thought, hum, I can do better than this.
I looked through my stash and decided to use some black silk and lace that I had found at a bridal designer’s fire sale. I had never worked with silk and it was a dream to cut. I used Sewaholic’s slip tutorial, which was easy, and even sewed my first french seam (I don’t know why I’ve always hesitated to try it out-now I’m hooked).
I cut out the lace, sewed it on by hand with a running stitch and slipped it on. Oh, la, la, it’s soooooooo pretty and silky smooth. I think I could sleep in it. I now need to make silk pyjama bottoms.
I’m so excited about sewing lingerie that I’m reading Orange Lingerie’s Demystifying Bra Fitting and Construction. After seeing Lladybird’s post on her new bra, I bought Cloth Habit’s Watson bra pattern and ordered a bra and panty kit from TailorMadeShoppe on Etsy. Yay!
None of my bras seem to fit for more that a few months now, so this will definitely be a good investment.
Have you ever thought of sewing lingerie? What have you made?