Thursday, May 28, 2009

Camisole Set

Continuing on my lingerie-sewing kick, I did a couple more pairs of panties and a camisole. I've never found a camisole pattern I was very crazy about, but I have kept my eyes open, and finally noticed some reviews of #128 from the December, 2008 issue of Burda WOF. I traced it the other night, decided I'd try it with a size 44 in the front and a 40 in the back, a trick I use with knitting patterns a lot. It turned out nice, and although I think I may add a little length to the bodice front next time, it's pretty cute as is. Here it is with one of the pants that match it.

Photo Link It's quite a thin mesh knit print, but the color and print make it seem fairly opaque. The bodice is doubled, as per the pattern instructions. This pattern has a longer version shown as a nightgown, which could be very nice.

Here are the other 2 pairs of panties I made.
Photo Link For these two I tried a method I saw in a review of a Jalie pattern. That pattern calls for hemmed leg edges with no elastic. The reviewer left the cut edge raw for a flatter finish, and seemed to be very pleased. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, so I did two pairs this way. I can always go back and put elastic on them if I decide to. I wore one pair, and I have to say I was surprised how they stayed put, and were very comfortable, and cute, too. I'm going to give it a longer test, but so far, I think it's a success.

The stretch laces on these are all from the group I got from Fabric Depot, and I like the way they look and feel. The white/gold panty matches one of the bras I made. Part of the fun of these is thinking of small embellishments or decorations for them. Of this group of three, my favorite is the 2 small knots.

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Here are some details of the camisole including the shell-edge hem, and the bows over the strap placement.

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And here it is on me.

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15 comments:

Summerset said...

Love all of it! The little bows are a nice touch. These are great little projects - small pieces, small amount of time, yet big satisfaction.

Pam~Off The Cuff ~ said...

Oh so pretty Liana !

gwensews said...

Very pretty. There's nothing more feminine than fancy lingerie.

eword10 said...

What are you going to use the lycra for?

eword10 said...

Ooops! forgot to add: You've inspired me to start making some underwear too!

Rachel said...

That is a beautiful camisole and those are pretty panties.

Nancy K said...

Really gorgeous. Still hasn't convinced me to make my own lingerie, but I do love sewing them vicariously with you.

Dawn said...

I really, really like the ones I made without the elastic. They are super comfortable. I love that camisole.

Mardel said...

So pretty Liana, and what satisfying fun you must have making them.

MB said...

Gorgeous, Liana! Or I should say, "Gorgeous Liana" The lingerie bug becomes you :)

Vicki said...

Ooh, so nice!! I am not ready to make a bra but keen on making camisoles and undies. These are gorgeous. Must look up that pattern.

JoanneM said...

Great camisole. It fits perfectly. Well done.

Sew Passionista said...

You inspire me to want to try lingerie,making it that is.

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sensoussi said...

so nice, so fine, so gorgeous..!congratulation