Right now I am sewing another hobo bag, this time out of dark green corduroy with buff-colored denim lining with pockets, and zipper closure. I only work on it a little every day since wrestling the interfaced fabric through the machine loses its charm rapidly. I have the outer shell all done and only need to finish assembling the lining.
The daughters have asked for some camisoles and slips. M asked about slips in Penneys and the salesgirl didn’t even know what she was talking about – has lingerie changed so much so rapidly that you can’t get a slip at Penneys anymore? Somehow I doubt it, but anyway, I ordered some tricot from Sew Sassy Fabrics (http://www.sewsassy.com/) and it arrived safely. I am starting with a camisole for A. I couldn’t find a pattern in my stash for what I had in mind:The necklilne can be changed into a scoop or whatever I want, but I wanted more shaping than a simple tank. I had a tank pattern that A had worked out for herself that fits well, so I just used it to draft the above camisole. Here the top is on Betty for a fitting:
The straps will be thinner after the edges are turned under. I am thinking of a picot edging since I don’t have any lingerie lace at the moment.
One thing about sewing lingerie – it is easy and fast. The tricot was about $6/yard, but it is 104-108 inches wide, so really quite a bargain. It came in lots of pretty colors, but to start out with, I got white and ‘champagne’. I am going to hunt through the trimmings stash to see if I have any trims that are soft enough.