Thursday, September 25, 2014

Something Blue

Hello Chickadees!

I have something pretty and lacy to share with you today.

Recently, one of my mother's coworkers asked me if I would be willing to make silky robes for her and her bridal party. I jumped at the chance, because I thought it would be a fun project. She chose a pretty grape coloured satin for her bridesmaids, and white satin for herself.

I thought it would be fun to make "matching set" of lingerie for her, because what bride would not like pretty lacy things to wear? Mom and her co-workers were throwing a bridal shower for the bride, so I thought this would be the perfect chance to sew up a little chemise.

I used Vogue 8888, and it came together perfectly. It's a fairly simple pattern with a pieced waist band, 2 piece bust cup, and skirt section cut on the bias to hug the curves. Quite a fun sew! It whipped up quite fast on my serger.

I wanted to make this extra special for her, so I added some personal touches. The fabric is satin charmeuse from, but as I was putting it together, I felt like it was missing something. I dug around in my stash, and found some leftover lace from my Mom's wedding dress.
This corded lace is so pretty, and Mom and I agreed that it added a bit of a special heirloom quality. And of course, I added a little blue bow, for something blue.

She loved it! And she was even more excited to know that it will match her robe. Hurray for happy customers!

This little project has opened my eyes to lingerie sewing. It's really fun! I look forward to more little lacy projects in the future.

Have you sewn lingerie? Do you have any tips and tricks?


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