Lacewear

Lacewear was the best title for this month’s Minerva Crafts post as I’ve used pink light stretch knit lining and lace for Burda 7186 lingerie pattern.

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These pieces are functional and pretty.
Slips make me feel more comfortable when I wear these under knit dresses. There’s less ‘cling’.

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This cami set is a replacement for my summer sleepwear. Gone are the daggy shorts and worn out tee.

Minerva Crafts has a big range of these knit linings so when I put my order in, Vicki kindly matched the lace to this pink for me. The main lace criteria was a 10 cm wide lace. This lace is slightly wider, so I was really happy with Vicki’s choice.

Uhm…I forgot to order the strap notions so I dived into my bra stash for these. I know Minerva Crafts stock these bra notions so I need to remember to read my patterns better to check what notions I need. They do have premade bra straps.

Pattern adjustments
These were minimal. I made the slip first and chose size 12.

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As I had recently made a basic slip, I checked the patterns to the finished slip and shortened it by 18cm.

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I made the cami set next so I chose size 14 for a loose fit. Not too loose but enough that I wouldn’t feel restricted.

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I added 2cm to the length of the centre back seam for my ‘caboose’.

Added swimwear elastic
On the slip, I added swimwear elastic across the top back panel for a firmer fit.

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For the cami set, I added swimwear elastic across the top of the front and back panel. I’m still thinking about added elastic across the bottom of these top panels too.

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Sewing lace
While the average person wouldn’t think about sewing lace, I kept taking photos of the sewing process because I sometimes think sewing lace is difficult.

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The photo above show the preparation of the front bodice.
Sewing the darts and finishing off the armhole was simply straight stitching.

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Once I had sewn on the lace, this slip was starting to really look good.

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Here’s a close up of the finished slip bodice.

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Here’s a close up of the finished lace hem.

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The result was sensational to me.

Knit lining
While this knit has minimal stretch but it still has some stretch. I used a stretch 90/14 machine needle to sew this fabric and mainly used a straight stitch.

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I used a fine zigzag stitch to sew on the lace. Above is the a closer look at trimming back the base fabric to show the lace.

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Strap construction
Burda suggests you construct the two parts of the straps separately, so I did for the slip.

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Below shows how I’ve moved the needle to the right to sew up the straps.

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By the time I started working on the cami, I cut out one piece of fabric instead of two.

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It’s so much easier sewing up a long ‘strap’ and then cutting it to size.

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Here’s a closer photo.

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I can safely say this pattern was worth getting to make these basic lingerie sets.

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Sewing these basics didn’t take too much time and I can tell you this pattern will be used again.

While I forgot to order the bra strap notions, I actually got the lace order right.

Thanks for this lovely lacewear Minerva Crafts.

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