|Lingerie by Angela Friedman|
I've always loved the look of lace and silky undies. They're romantic, sexy and ultra feminine. I've wanted to sew my own frilly lingerie for ages and now I have the patterns to get started! Best of all, we've decided to stay in our current home for another year so I have to get rid of some of my fabric stash to make room for the baby and what better way to do it than to use it up!
A gal I used to work with gave me a ton of vintage satin, silk and lace in every color that you can imagine. Okay, maybe not "vintage" but it's from the 60's-70's so that's vintage enough for me. The best thing about sewing your own lingerie is that it doesn't use a lot of material so if I only have one yard of fabric, I can make a pair of bloomers or pretty camisole. Here are some of my inspirations (scroll to the bottom to see my patterns!)
|Cherie Teddy by Kiss Me Deadly|
|Deco-inspired Lingerie By Madame V|
|Jolie Lingerie By Kiss Me Deadly|
|Catherine Kimono and Knicker by Ayten Gasson|
|Elizabeth Plum Bra by Ayten Gasson|
|Elizabeth Plum Teddy by Ayten Gasson|
|Elizabeth Olive Teddy By Ayten Gasson|
|Lady M Teddy By Ayten Gasson|
|Matilda Knicker and Bra by Ayten Gasson|
|Vintage Bed Jacket|
If any of you gals ever wanted to try to sew your own pretty unmentionables, here are a few super easy patterns to get you started. I love these patterns because they are so basic that they can be embellished or adapted to make something really amazing.
Free Madeline mini bloomers pattern from Colette Patterns
I love the modern feel of these old-fashioned bloomers, I think I have a -bit- more of a butt (okay, a lot more of a butt) than these bloomers call for so mine will have a slightly higher waist and maybe longer legs.
La Prairie Lady.
The teddy on the left reminded me of something from the 20's. If you add a few gores to the skirt of the full slip, it would be perfect with your favorite vintage dress.
Burdastyle "Jane" camisole and shorts #7997B ($2.50 on Burdastyle.com)
1920's chemise-inspired top by Casey's Elegant Musings
I'm also going to attempt to make a bunch of vintage inspired nursing bras. I love the comfort and support of my vintage bras. Nursing bras are very comfortable but they really don't do anything for my shape. I made a pattern last night using my favorite bullet bra so we'll see how that works!