Lingerie

I might be doing some light corsetry? Maybe?     I’ve been wanting to make my own bras for a while, but none of my research was really inspiring me (underwires, yuck).  When I saw this post on Wearing History (through this blog I believe!), I thought: wait a second.  Why not take some cues [...]

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I’m making matching heirloom dresses for my nieces–one is eight months and the other is three years old.  When those are done, I’ll probably post about them here, because that particular pattern has been in print for about 30 years!  Anyway, the volume of the skirt really needed some poof under it, and a full [...]

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Hello, I’m Heather and I’ve been reading this lovely page for a while…and well I’m just getting into some of my first vintage sewing adventures which I will post soon!   Currently I have a picture in my head of a pattern I saw a few months ago that I want to make, and sadly [...]

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I had a revelation this summer. Where do all my panties go? They are worse than socks for going missing in the wash! Me being me, I, of course, went straight to the internet to hunt up some cute vintage pantie patterns. I was thrilled when I found this 1970 Sew Lovely bikini pattern. I [...]

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  I made this warm and cozy robe out of Simplicity 3712, from 1961, to lounge around in style. Red sweatshirt fabric makes it easy to curl up in, and details like the satin stitch embroidered “E” make it fun to wear.   More on my blog: http://erikamadeit.blogspot.com/2012/01/vintage-robe-simplicity-3712.html    

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Hi all and happy new year! My resolution this year is to start making my own bras and matching underwear. I have no experience in this type of sewing at all and I am hoping some of you can recommend any patterns and sewing books/guides that you have found useful. I’m a huge 1950′s fan [...]

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Hello! I am Erin and I blog over at Miss Crayola Creepy. I followed a sewalong for this slip and I am happy to say that this was the first sewalong I have successfully completed! It was for the 1940s slip pictured above. I used a red cotton for the top portion and a blue with red polka [...]

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My latest sewing is this 1920′s slip! I drafted a pattern, or well, who am I kidding, I cut two squares in about the right size and then I improvised from there. All the fabrics and notions were already in my stash. There are more pics, text and and some Bessie Smith for soundtrack over [...]

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I have been wanting to try sewing underwear for a while. Last time I bought some cotton ones with stretch lace at the store, the stretch lace ripped on every pair after the first wash. That ticked me off! I knew I could at least do better than that. Well, I have come across several [...]

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Okay ladies and gents! I’ve been wanting to make a garter belt for some time, and I have one I can use as a basic pattern, but running into one *teensy* problem. Where can I find the hardware for these? Hook & eye closure in the back is easy enough to find. I could even [...]

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