Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sewing Lingerie Part Two: I made a vintage lingerie set

I posted a while ago about my plan to delve into the world of lingerie sewing. I have (finally) dipped my toes into the pool, so to speak. I wanted to start simple so I made a bra type halter top and matching french knickers.

I used Simplicity 3250, which I have made before, for the top but I lengthened the bottom pieces so that it's more a midriff style. It looks way cuter on than in the photos (I know, I say that all the time), but you're just going to have to trust me on that because I am too shy to put pictures of myself wearing it on the internet.



The fabric is some vintage silk I got for $7.00. It was my first time sewing with silk but since it was relatively thick and stable it wasn't too much of a problem. I didn't have any bias binding that matched the fabric so just used some black for contrast.



The french knickers have little bias binding bows because well...I put bows on everything.

I'm pretty pleased with them for my first try. It's given me more confidence to try something a little bit harder.

I have started my first June Challenge dress but I've got two essays due on Friday so I probably won't have time to finish it before then. I have the rest of June off after that though, so I will (hopefully) have plenty of time to do all four dresses.

21 comments:

  1. i'm officially jealous. I have been going on and on about making my own lingerie, and have even bought patterns, but I just have not had the motivation to start. oohh, your fabric is beautiful. I'm going to Amsterdam in a couple of weeks so i should be able to get some lingerie lace. I've heard there is a lovely shop there. it is so beautiful.

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  2. Ohhh my gosh. This is SO COOL. I wish I could make a similar set but to be honest my sewing skills are pretty basic, and I don't think I could have it looking as beautiful as yours. Would you ever consider making and selling a set?

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  3. Gorgeous! I used to sew a lot, but haven't for many years. However my 15YO Daughter has really been enjoying doing Fabric Technology at school and has got me inspired to start sewing again.

    Slightly daft request for you - I love bows, could you do a tutorial on how to make them? I know that probably sounds daft and they're probably really simple but I can't quite figure out in my head how to do them.

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  4. Dibs- I was the same. I talked about making lingerie and collected patterns for about a year before I did these. Thanks. I hope you find some nice stuff in Amsterdam. Maybe getting some pretty lace will motivate you to start making some.

    Georgia Rose- Thanks. I dunno..maybe. I'm not really used to sewing things for other people. I could help you make a set if you like.

    Selina- Thanks. That's great that your daughter has inspired you. Fabric Tech is one of
    the reasons I really started getting into sewing.
    Sure, I'll do a tutorial for you.

    Stephanie- Thanks!

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  5. Your lingerie set looks fabulous!

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  6. Very cute! I bet you could make a fabulous swimsuit with that pattern.

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  7. Where is the zip for the bottoms, on the side or the back? I want to try something like this at some point!

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  8. Totally darling!!! So,so sweet!
    If I had your lovely little figure,I'd just wear this set out and about!
    XXX

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  9. Thanks for your sweet comments everyone.

    Molly- It doesn't have a zip. There's an opening on the left side that closes at the top with a button and loop.

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  10. You are awesome! This is just too cute x

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  11. This is so darling and sweet, you are so talented =)
    I am following you with google friend connect, if you like my blog follow back ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

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  12. Welcome to the wonderful (and addictive) world of sewing your own lingerie. This one is fabulous!

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  13. I tried to comment on this before but blogger wouldn't let me. I loveit, its fabulous & you are very talented. X

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  14. I love these. Loved the pattern fabric you picked.

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  15. So cute!!! Love it!! Love the fabric!

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