1950s silk pin-up pants

silk knickersI have been hugely inspired by all the pant-making activity in blogworld recently and decided to hop on board that bandwagon.

The pattern is care of Burda Style magazine, issue 01/12 from their Lovely Lingerie section. And the fabric I used is 100% stretch silk.

silk knickers bow

The pattern pieces are dead easy to work with but the elastic lace took a while to attach. It is stitched to the right side, turned inside and top-stitched twice. A bit fiddly to keep stretching as you sew whilst being mindful of the slippery fabric but if you take your time the result is very worthwhile.

This is my first time making undies and definitely not my last. They are without doubt the most expensive knickers I own, considering the cost of the fabric and the time taken to make them but undoubtedly the most luxurious and best fitting. And no VPL!!

I hereby reaffirm my allegiance to big pants!

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  • they are fab, they look so well made and expensive ….I want some 🙂

  • Very pretty, I bet they’re divine to wear. I’m another one on a knicker-making spree at the minute (though I’ve had to stop while I wait for more lace to arrive in the post!).

    • I can understand the addiction! 🙂

  • They look great. Very Luxurious! Love great fitting undies 🙂

  • They look so pretty! and comfortable too. Maybe I should try too..

    • Thank you Anni. It sure is a lovely little project when you want a break from the bigger ones!

  • So cute. Where did you find your supplies? Stretch silk and lingerie elastic… I don’t remember seeing these at Joanns. I’ve been thinking about trying my hand at undergarments, and this may have just put me over the top!

    • Thanks Becky. I live in London and I found the elastic on a haberdashery stall in Shepherds Bush. The stretch silk from a local fabric shop. I hear a lot about Joanns… I thought they did everything!


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