Here are my plans for the month – now make me stick to them!
- Sew some legging shorts to wear under dresses. (Ok, this is cheating, because I sewed these in June. But I still have to photograph them in some unpervy way, and blog about them on the Sewcialist site.)
- Sew a half-slip. How hard can this be? Possibly a bit tricky to find good fabric, but I think ITY would work in a pinch. I wear slips a lot, so it’s time to start sewing them.
- Make some Barrie Boy Briefs for myself, and actual boy briefs for my mister!
And, drumroll please….
- Learn to sew bras! I’m taking a course at Bra Makers Supply, which is just an hour away. It’s a 2 day course which starts with trying on their generic sized bras, transferring that fit information to a pattern, and learning to sew it up! The bra you make is a very boring basic white granny style… but just think how fabulous to walk away with a custom-fit bra pattern! I know a couple of local sewists who have taken the course, and I’ve heard al good things. The store is owned by Beverly Johnson, who teaches two bramaking courses on Craftsy and writes a pretty fun and informative bra-making blog. I’ve signed up for the second bra course on Craftsy, which covers how to take that basic pattern and make style variations. I can’t wait to play around!
Are you going to join us for Lingerie month? Feel free to interpret the theme loosely – bras, underwear, corsets, slips, dressing gowns, even pjs! If you are interested, head over to the Sewcialist blog and upload your pics to the Sewcialist Flickr group.