It’s been lingerie making season here! I had a sewing marathon (…or was a it a sprint??) last weekend to make gifts for my friends bridal shower.
Up first was Kwik Sew 2325…
I made almost everything in this pattern!! The only one I didn’t make was the panty A because I have a Jalie pattern that’s very similar that I was using. Here are the finished results:
First up was my muslin – I wanted to do a quick check just for size:
This is a size small. When I make a bra, I make a 32C or so. The cups on this were just a little too big, and if I were making it for me, I’d probably use the extra small cups. For my friend though, I stuck with the small. The band was fine though, and really, with the stretch, there is a lot of forgiveness in the band. I made straps out of lace and they were surprisingly easy to manage. I really like how they looked. (Somehow, I seem to have lost this top…I’m sure it’ll turn up somewhere, but I haven’t figured out what I did with it yet.)
Now for the gifts:
I will say that these pictures do not do this stretch lace justice…it’s soooo pretty in person. Overall, I liked every piece this pattern made. The only thing that I would do differently is that I’d gather a coordinating piece of lace across the top back of the bottom thong. I didn’t think of that until I was the party and saw that many panties were finished with that treatment. Here are each of the pieces on the dressform:
I had so much fun making these and can’t recommend this pattern enough. And it’s still in print, so it’s easy to find!!
On Friday night, I made most of the top, leaving the straps for Saturday morning. So on Saturday, I finished the top, made the underwear (they were soooo fast) and then I moved to the robe from Kwik Sew 2325:
I was supremely pleased with how well this turned out too. I used lace to trim the sleeves and the bottom. At first, I had the bottom finished per the pattern with just the folded up hem, but it looked kind of lab coatish- so I decided to put lace there too. It turned out sooooo pretty! I’m glad I added that lace at the bottom!!
It was a lot of sewing, but it was definitely a unique gift!! If I ever need to start over in a career, I think it’d be fun to do custom lingerie.
I haven’t done any sewing today…I had to go on a work trip to Seattle this week and I’m just plumb tuckered out. This was my first time to Seattle and I was on my own. Overall the trip was good, and I had a great dinner with a friend who used to live in Wichita and has since moved over there, but dang, it’s tiring to travel. Here are some pics from my hotel on the first night I was there. I was only at this hotel one night and then moved to another hotel closer the airport, but this one was so pretty that I had to get some pictures! These are sights from around the Silver Cloud Inn in Mukilteo, Washington.