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!
Plan a weekend getaway in these sweater dresses and furry accessories.
Member Project of the Week
Clothingengineer made a classic trench in Pantone's 2014 color of the year. Take a look!
Fashion and Trends
Check out this post all on menswear, and see how Meg was inspired to create her own men's shirts!
Learn how to set your serger up for sewing a rolled hem in this week's new BurdaStyle Video!
Perfect the art of sewing collars and stands, including tricks you won't find in books or patterns!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.