Silk beauties, silkki-ihanuuksia

One of my biggest treasures is a lace petticoat of my grandmother’s. It has sumptuous Chantilly lace inserts, an embroidered monogram with her initials and is absolutely beautifully hand sewn. I renewed my old silk nightgown (which somehow had shrunk in the cupboard) by adding a tatted lace edging to the neckline and copying the embroidered monogram. My daughter is named after my grandmother and happens to have the same initials so the nightie will end up in her wardrobe. As for the petticoat it’s part of my future museum collection ūüėČ

The old petticoat comes down to the knee and drapes beautifully as it’s cut on the bias except for the top front where the lace inserts are. The colour is a very light beige to match the luxurious lace.

The front with darts.
The back is slighly narrower with an angle in the seam.
Decorative embroidered seam and lace attachment.
Seams from the inside.

The cross seams and the lace are both sewn with a decorative double stitch, a kind of hemstitch and makes a pretty little row of holes in the seamline. The raw edges are finished with a whipstitch.

The silk has been cut away from under the bigger bits of lace.
The darts from the inside in the middle seam.
The bottom hem and French seam at the sides.

The French seams at the sides are sewn with tiny backstitches. In my twenties I wore this underskirt as a party top and took in the upper part of the side seams for a better fit. The material started to wear thin in many places so the slip had to be moved into the memento department.

Side seam taken in.
The beautiful stitching inside.
The shoulder straps are attached to the silk.
G√ľtermann 100%silk 300/3

The original monogram and my reproduction on the right. For the embroidery I had some old G√ľtermann silk thread. Unfortunately the ink from the marker pen didn’t wash off completely so I’m hoping it will fade!

Here’s the renewed nightgown. It’s made of very similar silk and also cut on the bias, hence the extra triangles at the hem. It’s nearly full length with a slit at the side front where the little bow is. The narrow tatted lace edging is an old handkerchief lace pattern. For thread I used my grandmother’s old tatting cotton (DMC Cordonnet 70) which was suitably discoloured to an off white so as to match the silk.

Pattern: R 3-3-5, ch 5-5

Two simple hankerchief lace edgings from Free Vintage Crochet.

Isoäitini vanha alushame, jota joskus nuorena käytin juhlatoppina on suurimpia aarteitani. Se on todella upeasti käsin ommeltu silkistä ja ylellisestä Chantilly-tyylisestä pitsistä. Miehustaan kirjaillut nimikirjaimet ovat sattumoisin samat kuin tyttärelläni, joten hänelle lahjoitan vanhan silkkisen yöpaitani, jonka tuunasin alushameesta kopioidulla monogrammilla ja kapealla sukkulapitsillä.

Bralette, kevyet rintaliivit

Bralette

This sporty but feminine bralette was quick to sew and easy to fit. The free pattern by Madalynne Intimates is called Barrett and comes with complete and comprehensive sewing instructions. Madalynne has a wonderful site all about lingerie.

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Kevyet bralette liivit valmistuivat parissa tunnissa. Kauniin ja ilmaisen kaavan löysin Madalynne Intimates sivustolta. Malli on yksinkertainen ja helppo, myös istuvuuden säätämisen osalta.

 

Materiaaleina käytin mustaa leveää joustopitsinauhaa ja vuoriin kevyesti joustavaa verkkomaista alusvaatetrikoota. Omasta rintaliiviprojektistani oli jäänyt juuri sopivan mittainen tukevampi kuminauha etukappaleen alareunaan. Muut reunat kanttasin kevyellä taitettavalla kuminauhalla ja sitä samaa käytin olkainten ompeluun yhdistämällä kaksi vierekkäistä kuminauhaa.

Kolmio

Kaavojen yhteydessä on seikkaperäiset englanninkieliset ohjeet, joten rohkeasti vaan ompelemaan!

Sewing underwear, rintaliivien ompelua

Liivit

I’ve been working on this fun project for some time! It took many trials and errors but I finally finished my first bra. I will use this pattern to sew many more. Maybe with some handmade lace? ūüôā

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Monien yritysten ja mallikappaleiden j√§lkeen sain vihdoinkin valmiiksi ensimm√§iset itse ompelemani rintaliivit. N√§it√§ taitaa alkaa synty√§ liukuhihnalta. Ehk√§ jotkut itse tekem√§ni pitsinp√§tk√§tkin p√§√§sev√§t viel√§ k√§ytt√∂√∂n ūüôā

Pitsi

This length of raspberry coloured lace caught my eye a couple of years ago at a sale and I bought it thinking I might some day use it to sew myself some lingerie. Encouraged by this blog post about lingerie making and material suppliers I finally ordered a pattern. Despite taking careful measurements¬† the first one was way too big. This bra is made with the “Harriet” pattern from Cloth Habit – which also needed some alterations before a perfect fit.

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T√§m√§ vadelmanpunainen pitsi-ihanuus l√∂ytyi pari vuotta sitten alelaatikosta. Ostin sen alusvaateprojekti mieless√§, mutta vasta luettuani blogipostauksen alusvaatteiden ompelemisesta ja materiaalien nettitoimittajista Katjan Withmyhandsdream sivustolta, uskalsin tarttua haasteeseen. Yhden vikaostoksen j√§lkeen sain tilattua sopivan kaavan Cloth Habit nettisivustolta. “Harriet”-mallin kaavaan tein viel√§ joitain s√§√§t√∂j√§ jotta sain t√§ydellisesti sopivat liivit.

 

The package of bra materials and the underwires are from makebra.com. The Basic Kit Plus consists of ten different materials, including four different types of elastic band. I didn’t count how many seams there were to sew but I enjoyed the challenge and the bra is lovely!

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Tilasin makebra.com:n kautta tarvikepaketin jossa oli kymmentä eri materiaalia, mm.  neljää erilaista kuminauhaa. Lisäksi tarvittiin kaarituet, jotka sain samalta toimittajalta. Monen monta ompeluvaihetta on näinkin pienessä vaatekappaleessa, mutta hauskaa oli ja liiveistä tuli ihanat!

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