So, I’ve recently decided that looking at lingerie isn’t enough– I have to make some myself. Now, I have experience with all sorts of crafty things and have always done things with my hands (drawing, painting, knitting, origami, fly-tying, etc.), but sewing with a machine is actually very new to me. (I have done a lot of hand sewing to make doll’s clothes because I’m weird like that). The first thing I made after learning how to use a sewing machine was a dress, which I made last weekend. This is the second thing:
It’s clearly not perfect (well, you may not be able to tell in the photo, but my perfectionist self is informing you of that fact), but I’m pretty darn proud of it. The navy blue lace is absolutely gorgeous and I have plenty left to try my hand at a few more pieces. I can’t wait to wear it as a lounge piece! I used this pattern from Ohhh Lulu to make it:
The instructions were relatively clear, but I would say they definitely take a bit of experimentation to get right. And I definitely wasn’t used to the trickiness of stretchy fabrics. I also did not do a test garment first because a. I’m impatient and b. I have no extra fabric. I don’t think I messed it up too badly, regardless.
Making this bodysuit was so fun! I have a bunch more designs planned to use up the rest of my jersey and lace. If you enjoyed seeing this one I can share those also– would you be interested?
Do you think you might be motivated to make some of your own lingerie?