Added Jul 29, 2012
Brooklyn, New Yo...
Bias-cut tap pants made from Simplicity 1822, a 1945 slip and panties pattern. I’ve been wanting to stitch up some silk somethings to wear under dresses, so when I found this pattern I snatched it up! (Sadly, mine is missing the embroidery transfer that originally came in with the pattern.)
The pattern ended up being too large and high-waisted for me, so I had to chop off the top 4 inches. The closure was originally supposed to be a continuous lap and side button placket but I ended up stitching on a length of hot pink fold-over elastic to serve as a waistband instead. They’re loose, flowy, comfortable and a little sexy — I definitely plan on making some more! (Possibly resizing down a few inches so I can try to make use of the button closure, which looks really cute!)
I did have some trouble with the seams on the bias — they hang a bit funny. Should’ve bought some spray starch or something to stabilize the fabric while sewing. But I used french seams so at least the insides are nice!
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