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!)


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.

 80's Butterick pattern 5740- yeah, I'm not a fan of the 80's but these pieces are classic! I found this pattern on etsy from 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
Last night, I made a teddy pattern using the 80's pattern above and the bust section of my favorite slip, so when it's done I hope it looks like some of those gorgeous vintage inspired teddies above. I made a muslin, which I'm sewing today so I hope it works!!

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!