Hi everyone! Well, I’m winding up my posts with Craftsy this summer and just have a couple left after this one. But today, it’s a little something special!
I always knew Craftsy offered video classes, but I had never really investigated that they have other downloadables, too. And one of their FREE downloads is a PDF called Success with Sewing Lingerie (Three Tutorials to Make You Say Ooh La La!). It’s written by none other than Christine Haynes, the designer of my beloved Emery dress pattern.
Essentially, the downloadable is put together like a well-documented online tutorial, which is an added plus for those of you who prefer photo tutorials to videos.
And technically, it’s three tutorials in one! All of which have a great retro feel.
Christine covers how to sew two patterns:
Both patterns need to be purchased separately as digital PDFs. (And it’s worth checking out Ohhh Lulu’s pattern shop on Craftsy too, as there are several other really adorable vintage-inspired lingerie pieces.)
In the PDF, Christine also covers how to draft and sew a basic half slip, too!
I feel like lingerie has had more visibility (har har) in the sewing world lately. Tasia has been sharing the beautiful lingerie she’s been sewing this year (check out her latest lingerie set, as well as her tips on metal hardware to swap out the plastic rings and sliders in some kits). And Gertie has been doing a few sew-along posts for her slip pattern.
But I must admit: I’m still on the fence about sewing lingerie. Well, not about sewing a slip—this has been on my To Do list for years at this point, with only laziness and more pressing desire to sew other things getting in my way. But underwear and bras? I’m not quite sure. However, after seeing Christine sew up the Bambi Soft Bra pattern, I’m intrigued. Unlike the modern style and shape of bras I’ve seen several people sew, this bra has the shape I’ve come to look for in vintage-inspired bras for years, which I detailed several years ago in my post on achieving a 40s bust silhouette. I personally know the horizontal seam across the cups is the absolute key for me to get the right uplifted-but-not-too-pointy look that I prefer. So perhaps a Bambi bra is in my future after all!
Have you tried sewing lingerie? It’s FREE to download the Success with Sewing Lingerie, so if you’ve been on the fence like me, check it out and see if it Christine might change your mind!
(This is a sponsored post with Craftsy, however all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.)