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!