Lingerie

I’ve been quiet on here for a while. One reason is that I’ve been super busy, but the other is that I’ve been working on Edwardian undergarments for more Downton Abbey type sewing this year! My 19teens corset! I made it from a pattern that the blogger Festive Attyre made from an antique corset that [...]

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I finally finished another project that has been languishing on the sewing table for a while, waiting to have the finishing work completed. It’s a pair of bubblegum pink shortie pajamas from a 1960s pattern that I’ve had for a while. The pattern I used was Butterick 7559. Image courtesy Vintage Patterns Wiki I’ve wanted [...]

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Although I am a big lover of silk hemp and other natural fabrics, I sometimes do some odd and quirky sewing with materials that aren’t the usual. This tends to lean towards wearable art, I have used plastic bags, bottle tops and packaging straps. This time I used punctured bicycle tubes it was interesting to [...]

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Lingerie. Underthings. Smalls. Whatever you call them, you can never have enough panties, particularly the amazingly gorgeous variety made by Ohhh Lulu. January is the perfect time to dig through that underwear drawer, cast aside the sad, tired underpants of yesteryear and get some spanky new underoos into your life. To this end, I’ve got [...]

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. Just popping by to show you a present I sewed for my Mom. Butterick 9214, from 1959. I really enjoyed making this pattern, I love the elegance of it. I used a heavy velour fabric which has a great drape and is cozy for a robe. My mom [...]

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Two weeks ago, I finished up Mrs. Depew’s 1940′s French Bra Pattern #2014 in a simple lavender cotton broadcloth (read about it here).  I broke out the nicer satin-y fabric I had in my stash and made up another.  This time, I did not use any interfacing – I found this fabric to be much [...]

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I’ve been drooling over Mrs. Depew’s “Sexy Ladies” patterns for a while now, and when my last store-bought bra finally met its demise just in time for “Black Friday”, I knew it was a sign to pick up Mrs. Depew’s 1940′s French Bra Pattern #2014 during her after Thanksgiving sale.    From the moment I [...]

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I 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. The pattern pieces are dead easy to work with but [...]

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French knickers-a.k.a.tap-pants, petti-pants…. whatever you call them I love them, wear them and keep making more. These are my most recent efforts:  As a rule I draft my own patterns and while doing these it occurred to me that there is no reason anyone else couldn’t do it too, to their own measurements. It’s a simple skirt block [...]

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The lovely people at Corset-Story (with sister sites in the UK and Australia) gave us three of these pretty black lace boned corsets to give away to our readers. It’s time to announce the winners! Drumroll please….   Congratulations to Natascha, Debra Z and Toodles! Check your inbox for an email from me   If [...]

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