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Topic: Silk and Lace Babydoll and thong - aka Happy Valentine's Day, Baby!  (Read 8789 times)
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« on: February 18, 2010 07:49:11 PM »

Alright, so this wasn't posted in time for Valentine's Day, but it was finished and ready in time for it!  I may have actually I finished sewing the thong while the boyfriend slept on VDay morning, but it was done in time for wearin'. Wink

This is my first attempt at lingerie, and I think I gave it a pretty good shot!  I got this fabric either at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL, or at one of the fabric sales my clothing design club had in college (meaning, I've had this fabric sitting around for at least 6 years, unsure of what to do with it).  It was labeled as silk, so I'm just going to assume it is, though I'm not sure, and I'm too lazy to do a burn test.  I used about 1 1/2 to 2 yards for the whole outfit. 

The lace I bought on clearance at JoAnn for either 25 or 50 cents a yard.  Yay clearance!  The ribbon for the neck tie I got in a grab bag of ribbon at Hancock Fabrics.

The cups of the babydoll are self lined, there's elastic in the back to allow for a little bit of leeway (aka weight gain or loss) and it ties in front for a peek-a-boo effect.  I went a little lazy and used the roll hem on my serger for the hem of the skirt, but since it's overlaid with lace, it doesn't really matter.

For the thong I basically just made a triangle a bit bigger than a thong I already owned (since this is woven fabric and the thong was knit), sewed bias strips onto the edges, inserted elastic into them, and tried them on as I went.  If I had it to do over again, I may have folded the lace around the edges of the thong or encased them in the bias strips.

Without further adieu, here it is!  The pictures without flash are closest to the actual color of the garments:



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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010 08:06:47 PM »

So pretty! I love it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010 08:07:06 PM »

I love the romance of this...

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2010 09:46:29 PM »

Lovely lovely lovely! I hope he appreciated it!

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2010 09:51:17 PM »

Very pretty and feminine! Love it! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2010 01:07:23 PM »

This is amazing!  I love how feminine the baby doll is.  Great work to get it completed by Valentine's Day.
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010 01:10:00 PM »

WOW!  Shocked This is just beautiful! It makes me want to attempt making a babydoll. Although I doubt it would turn out as amazing as yours.

« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2010 02:16:43 PM »

I'm short (5ft), busty(36DD),picky and cheap. You have inspired me too take on sewing some items for myself. Thank you for sharing your  creation. It's beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010 02:17:41 PM »

How romantic!  I love the flirty lace! Of course, you don't have to just save it for Valentine's Day Wink

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