Making lingerie ensembles is definitely my new favorite sewing project. It’s quick, you need like 3 cm en fabric and the possibilities are endless!
Since last year I’ve been making several trials…remember this one? (it ended up “exploding” and beaing super uncomfortable). But this time I think I’ve got it (I’ve been wearing them to work)
I found at tonitex (but I’ve also seen some elsewhere) elasticvelvet… it’s jersey fabric but there’s velvet on one side. I took some in black and red (the red is comng this week!)
Then I made my own pattern using this tutorial (in french 🇫🇷). I made it in Photoshop (way too lazy too draw it using geometry tools I used in high school!). It’s not perfect but once printed I adjusted it a bit. I know I have to trace it with an extra cm around it for the ideal size and I don’t hem it.
Here it is anyways if it can help!
1- Start by tracing your pattern. Once with both pieces on one side and then on the other side.
2- You get 4 pieces, 2 pairs. Place them velvet against velvet with the curves together.
3- Sew a simple stitch following the curve about 1 cm from the side.
4- You get your 2 triangles.
5-Cut apiece of elastic a bit shorter than your size. I used lingerie elastic so its not very stretchy so I only made it a few cm tighter. Make sure you leave 2 am on each side for the clasp.
Insert your elastic in the clasp and fold the elastic on itself twice and sew.
6- On the other side, fold the elastic on itself twice to insert the clasp.
7- Put your triangles on the elastic. Don’t just place it straight. Make each side of the triangle go a bit lower (and cut off after).
Try it on yourself first.
8- Overcast. I know it’s and extra step but it really does help.
Sew a zig-zag stitch making sure you go over several times on the edges of the triangles.
9 – Measure the length you need your the straps and sew to the inside of the triangle and the inside of the elastic band.
For the bottom, I used velvet and bathing suit lining. I used the pattern for the Maya ensemble from petit patron in a size 36 and it’s really perfect!! I used another elastic for the top, on that folds in half like bias so the edge is really clean.
Most of the jewelry I’m wearing is also DIY
And so is the lace cardigan!