1950s | Burlesque / Pinup | Lingerie | Vintage Sewing

1950s silk pin-up pants

September 23, 2012
silk knickers

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!

More over at ooobop!

  1. 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!).

  2. 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!

    1. 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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