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!

8 comments:

  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)!

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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

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    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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