Even though my valentine is far away this year, I made myself a pretty (and comfortable!) magenta lace set for Valentine's Day!
This week has been cold and dreary, so can I pretend that spring is coming soon with sunny skies and flowers?
Last week I sewed up this shirt out of llama printed flannel using a self-drafted pattern. When I showed it to my husband and mentioned I had fabric leftover, he said, "I'd totally wear a shirt out of that fabric!" But there wasn't enough leftover to make a shirt, and I was trying to think up an alternate project.
I wore the shirt a few days later to my quilting bee and told the story to my friends, and they said, "Make him boxer shorts instead!" Hah! What a good idea.
I don't have a pant block drafted to my husband's measurements, and didn't have time to make one, so I decided to just go search for a boxer short pattern. I found 400 Oak Street by Green Style Creations.
They sewed up pretty quickly and I'm pleased with how they came out. Whether they fit or not remains to be seen; these are a Valentine's Day present.
I didn't see many reviews for this pattern, so I'll give you a short summary of the pros and cons.
Happy New Year, sewing friends!
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I’m starting a featured set of the week, with details on the patterns, fabrics and trims.
To begin, here is Black & Tan:
Awhile ago I made this set, and I forgot to share it! I thought of it again when I was writing my post about joining strips of lace.
Bralette: Bambi Bra by Ohhh Lulu
Panties: Hellebore Hi-Cut
This is my second time using the Bambi Bra. It is an interesting pattern because you can use knit or woven. I used bias charmeuse the first time and it turned out too big. The only measurements indicated on the size chart are the full bust measurements, and a note that Cup Size 1 is for A-B and Cup Size 2 is for C-D. I'm around a 32D, so I used Cup Size 2 and a size Small, but the band still felt quite big on me.
The panties are one of my samples for my Hellebore Hi-Cut pattern. I enjoy making coordinating sets and wanted to use this pretty lavender lace again.
Fabrics & Trims
Main fabric: Lavender heavy cotton-spandex jersey. I'm not sure of the weight or content because it came in a grab bag. Not terribly soft, but it has very good recovery, so it must have a high amount of spandex.
Back band: beige powernet. The pattern doesn't actually say to use powernet for the band, but the first time I used this pattern it was too big, so I made the band smaller and definitely needed firmer fabric in the back.
Lavender lace: 2" wide, two pieces joined together. Also from a grab bag.
Elastic (upper edges): Lavender matte elastic. I love matte elastic for panties, but this is probably not the best choice for a bralette. Mostly I used it because it matched well. It is thin and soft, but not very firm.
Band elastic: 1/2" beige scallop elastic
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