Happy Halloween, everyone! This is one of the best days of the year. An excuse to stuff yourself with candy and wear silly outfits. I hope we get a few trick-or-treaters tonight, or else I have a big bag of candy to eat...
A while back, I finished a large custom order for a lady who wanted a nice variety of vintage-inspired pieces. It was a very fun order to sew - she gave me some indication as far as colours and styles as a starting point. A few of the pieces she wanted were based of some of the my first pieces of lingerie, so it was fun to revive some older pieces.
I did a pair of mesh french knickers with a gathered satin waistband. I really like this style band, it's so pretty and soft. To do a waist like this, I tear a 4" wide strip of satin, the entire width of the fabric, fold in half with the right side out, and stitch my elastic casings (two of them, 1/2" wide each). I then cut my elastic to the desired length (adding an inch for overlap), and insert the elastic. Because the elastic is much smaller then the casing, it begins ruching the casing. I then press it, so all of the gathers lay flat, and sew it on to the garment.
She also wanted a set in coral silk - I did a thong and cheeky panty to match.
And, this set, which I absolutely love. The fabric is so pretty - dusty purples and greys with a lovely rose print.
|Dusk Lingerie Set|