Today I present you my first sewing project of the year: a luxury satin camisole! I actually sewed it back in December, but I couldn’t blog about it because… it was a Christmas gift! In Spain, the tradition is to receive presents on January 5th at midnight (or January 6th in the morning, if you have enough patience for that!), so I had to keep it in secret until now 😉
The pattern I used was… actually, it was my homework! I had to draft a body sloper for my Patternmaking course, so I re-used it with some modifications: remove the darts, add extra fullness to the sides and lower the neckline and armholes. Given that the camisole was a special gift, I paid extra attention to detail: the satin fabric is super soft and the pattern is cut on the bias, so the satin drapes beautifully around the body. Also, everything has been sewn with French seams and the camisole is finished with a tiny baby hem.
I’m also super proud of the hand stitches I made for keeping the lace trim in place. Aren’t they cute? I’m in the way of improving my hand sewing abilities, so that’s a start! But the part that I enjoyed the most was turning the spaghetti straps: I discovered this bobby pin trick on Seamwork and it was like magic!
So, once the camisole was done, I had to make some flirty tap pants to go with it… and I sewed them at the last minute and forgot to take pictures! Oh, the tragedy! But I can assure you that the proud recipient of the pants (and camisole) was really happy with the set! 😉
Do you like giving or receiving handmade presents? If so, what are your favourite handmade presents? I need some inspiration for the next Christmas! 🙂