Pour Moi

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A few weeks ago I did some sewing for myself! I can't even remember the last time I sewed something for myself.  It was so much fun.  When your hobby becomes your business, your hobby can sometimes really feel like work.  Sewing for myself reminded me that I do really love sewing! 

I made myself a couple of nighties/slips to wear to bed.  I did one in cobalt blue, with some lace overlay, and one in plum, with some strapping which is so popular right now.

I also fiddled around with a new pattern.  It's not quite a thong, not quite a bikini... It's like a micro bikini, which I actually find quite comfortable. As you can see, I made myself a few pairs.

I recently bought myself a Gossard Retrolution Bra  (which I love!), and my black satin and lace panties match it almost perfectly!  I am slowly phasing out my woven satins in place of these spandex satins.  They are much more comfy and easier to fit. 

I had actually forgotten how exciting it is to have new lingerie! It makes me get excited to get up and get dressed each morning... I have made a new pledge that once a week (time permitting) I will sew for myself.  That might mean, sewing myself something to wear, or just sewing new designs.  It keeps that creative spirit strong.

Yesterday I cut the Sewaholic Minoru. I didn't sew a muslin, and was happy to find that the size 8 fit pretty much perfectly! I didn't do any alterations at all, other than adding side seam pockets.  I am going to throw the lining in today, since I am in desperate need of a coat right now, then get back to work.  I bought this pattern about a year... maybe two years ago... and I'm just getting around to using it now!!! How time flies!


  1. So glad you were able to remember that you love sewing! I know what you mean; if it's not something you really want (even if it is a business) it can be hard to muster enthusiasm all the time. Your makes look so gorgeous!! I keep eyeing all these beautiful slips from you and I'm so jealous. I can't wait to see more (and your coat)!

  2. You have the best style! I love your slips, the blue lace on cobalt blue is my favourite and it's gorgeous! I also love the strappy cami and panties. Straps can be really sexy!

  3. Your slips are beautiful, especially the plum one. The new pattern looks great too.

  4. All of these pieces are gorgeous!! I'm envious, but I'm also very glad you were able to make some time to do something for yourself. That's so important.

  5. They are BEAUTIFUL! Oh my goodness. I love the strappy pieces too. There's definitely something about new lingerie.

  6. will you sell patterns for the 2 gowns you made? I would love to make them!

    1. It is basically a lengthened version of the Camisole Pattern I have (http://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/175083856/clara-camisole-ohh-lulu-1315-instant?ref=shop_home_active_7). I am going to be starting a series of pattern hacks, and one of them will show how to length the camisole into a slip.


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