So, I’ve decided to seriously try to make some of my own lingerie this winter. I’ve been finding a bunch of wonderful patterns out there– it’s hard to decide which ones I should make! I made a list of the top 7 lingerie patterns I really want to try. And maybe this will prompt some of you to try to make some lingerie too?
I adore this robe pattern and I also really want a fancy new robe. I’m looking forward to finding exactly the right silk. (I’m sincerely hoping this isn’t beyond my skill level.)
I’m making a Merckwaerdigh bra pattern right now and I’ve been having some luck with it (any non-luck has been my fault, not the pattern). This is the other pattern I think I might want to try because I really like the shape of the cups.
You don’t know how excited I was when I saw these. They combine so many of my favorite things! Knitting. Knickers. Words. An exclamation point! They also look very cozy for winter time. This is the one thing on this list I absolutely cannot miss.
These photos aren’t incredible, but I am really excited to make a corset. This pattern above is from SewCurvy, who has a bunch of patterns and corset kits– I think I’m going to try one soon! (I’m a sucker for anything with the word ‘kit’ in the title– blame it on a childhood awash with crafts).
Now, the one thing that is incredibly easy to find out there are vintage slip patterns. I have seen so, so many of them. None of them, however, have been as awesome as this reproduction because they lacked zig-zags. I never realized how much better zig-zags make everything until I laid eyes on this pattern.
My recent obsession with ouvert knickers means that I couldn’t resist this pattern. And it has a giant bow! There may be an explosion of ouvert knickers in my house very soon.
Isn’t this pattern just gorgeous? I know it’s for a bathing suit, which is not exactly lingerie, but close enough. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be making this pattern any time soon because it costs $135, which is more than I usually pay for a complete bathing suit. I think I’ll have to wait until I see a similar reproduction pattern around or until I get a vintage pattern fairy godmother. (The hat is also awesome.)
Now I’m just itching to start sewing. Do any of you have lingerie sewing plans?