As you may recall, I released my first lingerie pattern recently! It's Butterick 6031, and it includes patterns for a slip, camisole in 2 lengths, and panties.
I spent some time yesterday whipping up a a version to show you. It took me a little over an hour to sew--instant gratification! Plus it's all done on a regular sewing machine, no serger required.
I'm pleased to announce that I'll be hosting a sew-along here with detailed sewing help for the slip. I'll work on setting up a schedule; I thought we could start sewing in about a month. This will give you plenty of time to gather supplies.
Speaking of supplies! I've been on a mission to put together slip making kits to sell in my Etsy shop. One of the most frustrating aspects of sewing lingerie is just hunting down the supplies--the rings, sliders, elastics, stretch lace, and the appropriate fabric. Finding them all in one place, in coordinated colors is close to impossible. It's enough to make anyone throw in the towel!
That's why I'm putting together kits with everything you need to sew a slip and a pair of panties. They're available for pre-order in my shop right now. All orders received this week will be packaged this weekend and shipped out early next week.
Kits are currently available in:
1) black fabric with white lace and pink bows
2) lavender fabric with white lace and white bows
3) all white
The kits include micro jersey fabric (poly/spandex blend), wide stretch lace for the slip/panties trim, narrow lace for the straps, a set of rings and sliders, 1/8" elastic to stabilize the neckline, picot elastic for the slip upper back, and two vintage-y bows with flowers.
The micro jersey is amazingly silky and drapey. I've been super busy sourcing the materials, and I'm so happy with how the kits are shaping up.
In time, I'll be offering kits in more colors, including some hand-dyed options. More to come!
UPDATE: Wow, the response to the kits has been overwhelming! Due to popular demand, I'm now offering the pattern in my Etsy shop. Shipping for the pattern is free in the US, and free worldwide if shipped with a kit. If you've already ordered a kit and want the pattern, please place a new order and make a note that you've already ordered a kit. I also have a new color available: canary yellow with white lace!
Because I'm now backordered on some supplies, shipping for new orders will be in 10-14 days. Thanks everyone!