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 to make these for a long time, but have just never gotten around to it until recently. I made View A, with a couple of alterations to the bloomers which I will address in a minute. The fabric I got online for pretty cheap. It’s a cotton/poly blend lawn in light pink, with a monochromatic polka-dot pattern.
Instead of using the bloomers from this pattern (since they sit at the natural waist), I wanted to make some that would continue to fit me during my pregnancy. I used the Colette Mini Bloomers pattern. I decided to cut out one size larger than my measurements, so that they would be extra poufy, and I also added about 3/4″ of length to the crotch so they would sit a tad higher. I’m very glad that I did. I really should have read more reviews before cutting my fabric because these mini bloomers turned out to be MICRO mini! They are completely wearable, just not quite what I was expecting. If I make them again I will definitely cut them to a larger size and add a couple more inches probably to the height in order to make them slightly less… revealing… shall we say? I will say, it is nice that these sit so low because they do sit comfortably below my stomach, so as it continues to expand they will continue to fit comfortably.
It’s fun to have something pretty and girly to sit around in despite the fact that I often don’t really have the energy to get off the couch for very long right now.
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 work with, but I enjoyed the challange.
here is a taster, I am hoping to get into a runway show with it fingers crossed.
don’t worry she is wearing a unitard, it is just flesh coloured lyrca.
if there is anyone else that enjoys working with odd materials I would love to see what you have made.
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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 two treats for you to kick off the new year:
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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 loves it and feels very glam in it. Read more about on my blog: ErikaMadeIt
Have a happy and healthy 2013!