Ooh la la Pin Up Sew- Along!


Lingerie aficionados, Anna from A Few Threads Loose and Sarah from Ohhh Lulu team up to bring us the fabulous Ooh la la Pin Up Sew-Along. The sew-along begins with Anna's new pattern for this amazing French Pin-up Corset garter belt and continuing with her French Pin-up Bra Corselet.

 A proper garter belt is a must-have piece for me. It has good tummy support for smoothing out any bumps and holds up your stockings without the discomfort of a full girdle. Finding a nice garter belt that you can wear (and not a Fredericks of Hollywood in-the-bedroom item) is no easy task so I am very excited to be able to sew my own!

 I'm joining in the fun, for sure! Pj worked from 3am to 7am this morning so after he has a good nap and I've sized my patterns, I'm going to the fabric store for some lovely pink satin.  I have almost all of Anna's gorgeous lingerie patterns and have been wanting to begin making my own unmentionables for a very long time. I'm so happy that I get to begin today. She sent me a copy of her 1940's Pretty Pretties booklet, which has a lot of information and how-to's on dainty details that you can do to add special touches to your handmade lingerie.

 Also on my must-sew is her beautiful vintage teddy pattern, which would be lovely to wear to bed on a hot summer night. The Pretty Pretties booklet gives instructions for a shell-edged hem and lace inserts. I think that would be beautiful to do on the legs of the teddy.

You can join in on the Ooh la la Pin Up Sew-Along at A Few Threads Loose and purchase the lovely sew-along kit (patterns for garter belt, bra and Pretty Pretties booklet) in her etsy shop, Mrs. Depew Vintage. Be sure to pop over to A Few Threads Loose for a coupon code for her shop and enter her giveaway to win the patterns for the sew-along!


  1. how exciting is this?!?
    Just those few pictures are great inspiration!

  2. Super excited for you!!! Sounds so pretty!!! Yeahhhhh!!! xox PS It does look awesome for belly support-I wonder if one can wear those under trousers???

  3. Oh boy, this looks like fun. Such great vintage patterns...I am headed over to shop right now.

  4. This looks like such a good project that I wish I could sew properly!! Looking forward to seeing how you get along with this and to seeing the finished items.

  5. I just saw this and I'm quite fancying have a go actually! So I may join you!

  6. oh, you should join in!! I just made a muslin today. The pattern really is very simple and I think it will be smokin' hot when it's finished!! :)

  7. Very cute! I need all the belly support I can this!

  8. I would love to sew along, if only I knew how to sew well and my machine wasn't in storage :(
    I can't wait to see how it turns out!
    x Molly

  9. Ah, French knickers, or 'easyfeels' as they are affectionately known in my family.


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