I have no freaking clue. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I posted a photo of a pair of shorts last Sunday. Made with vintage yellow tweed (self), green and white striped voile (underlining), white cotton eyelet (facing), and glitter side ties, these shorts are killer – a sure show stopper. And the matching top I made to go with it is even better – I hand stitched a GIANT pearl statement necklace around the neckline (the pearls were sewn to a layer of mesh). It was the simplest silhouette I’ve sewn but it was one of the hardest constructions I have encountered. The project is done though. Finite. Ovah-with! A photo shoot is in the works and its debut will be soon. But the end of this project has left me at the beginning of several diverging roads that meet right at my feet. Where to go next?
I really enjoyed making Ohhh Lulu’s high waisted undies (I finally found a word that I’m comfortable with saying and typing to replace the P-word). I liked that all pattern pieces were small and that all pattern alterations could be done on my desk. I didn’t have to clear the room so that I could work on the floor. I also liked that I could prep everything after work during the week and then sew the entire piece on a Saturday night, Sunday morning, or Sunday afternoon. The perfect sewing project for the gal on the move! The best part though, was that I had a pair of undies that fit like a charm. It hit at the perfect spot – high hip – no too high, not too low, no muffin top, and no love handles. Also, at no point during the day did I have to make a clandestine wedgy pick (common, I know even the chicest ladies do it!). I enjoyed the project so much so that I’m thinking about delving into the category of lingerie sewing more. I know I can make one hell of a dress but I want to make even better under-things to wear underneath it.
With that said, I turn to you with a question – does anyone have any book suggestions for lingerie pattern making and sewing? I’ve been browsing Amazon, Ebay, and Etsy but I haven’t made any decision. I know some of you are shy with commenting but let’s hear it!
So, on this Friday, I’ll ask what I always ask, what are you up to this weekend. Me? My plans for the weekend? I will be awaiting your comments on lingerie books.