So when Kate (what a dancer!) and I were chatting during the break at a Swing Commanders
gig last night about how hard it is to find original 40’s lingerie in her size I just jumped on it. I knew exactly where I could get a couple of patterns for her having seen them just the other day at So Vintage Patterns
It’s not like I haven’t already got similar original patterns, I do. Though this bra looks a better cut and what I have is in a smaller size and to top it off I seriously dislike grading patterns. Grading is just not as much fun as the perusal of my favourite pattern sites, the success of finding precisely what I’m looking for in both style and size, the anticipation and finally the day of arrival. Solid excuse.
When the patterns do get here the plan is to coach her through sewing them up herself as she can basically sew but is a little nervous of silk and things cut on the bias.
I can’t wait! I’m thinking I may photograph the progress and put it up as an on-line tutorial on how to make your own.
Also it hopefully will get me working on my own vintage-esque lingerie again: there’s a pale green silk french knickers and bra set languishing in half-finished limbo and a short black satin kimono that I am taking longer than forever to hand whip the cream lace onto.
Yes, I side track easily…always too many projects on the go.