One of the things I’ve been doing lately is making lists. I’ve got a few TNT lingerie patterns, and I’m working on weeding out the ones that don’t work for me and the ones that need some alterations.
The best part, though, is that I’ve identified a few patterns that work that I’ve been making again and again. This really helps when I’ve got some scraps that I want to use up, and don’t want to waste the fabric as a muslin. One of the things I’ve noticed with my making is that sizes are not necessarily the same across patterns from the same designer, and different designs from the same designer don’t always work for me.
I’m a bit obsessed with Ohhh Lulu at the moment, and this definitely holds true with her designs. I’ve tried a few that just weren’t for me, and a few that I love.
The construction was really straightforward on all of them . The only change I made was to add a full powernet lining to the bra, and a hook closure at the back. The fabric I used is really lightweight, and needed a little extra stability.
And, can I just say how glad I am to FINALLY find a thong pattern that is comfortable! My drawer was looking a little sparse in that department because I just couldn’t find a pattern I liked, and couldn’t bear spending $15 on my favorite ones at the department store.
I’m really happy with how all three garments turned out. I love the striped/pink combo and the fit of everything is perfect. I’m a little perturbed at the number of skipped stitches, though. My sewing machine just didn’t seem to like this fabric/elastic combo. In some places, it didn’t want to sew at all and I had to go back over again. From the outside, it all looks fine. The insides aren’t so pretty, though… any advice for me?
|So. Many. Skipped. Stitches.|
Pattern: Ava // Gia // Jasmine
Size: S // M // S
Materials: Oatmeal Striped Jersey, stretch lace galloon, power mesh, 1in band elastic, hook & eye closure, picot edge elastic
Alterations: added a hook + eye and a full power mesh lining to the bra