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Feel My Way (pure silk sleeper)

Added Jan 8, 2010

by Passiona Cottee

Sydney (Inner We...






I felt my way through some silk tulle jersey and this is the result.

Often, lingerie is all about the bows and ribbons and cutaways and colours. I wanted a humble, simple piece.

No pattern. The fabric led me. I got a little help on the shape and fitting of the cups from Lekala 5248. One piece folded makes the body and skirt (folded in half at hem, the two ends meet under the bust) with a single back seam. No hem line (see 3rd pic). Self fabric straps (doubled over, twice). A dash of hand stitiching for invisible and durable finish.

In the last pic you can see the fine tulle (and is doubled over in that shot).

Material Notes

100% silk tulle jersey; silk thread




Garment Type



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    May 2, 2010, 03.46 PMby kleinfee

    I love this nightie too. I am afraid to work wich such delicate jersey. But perhaps I finally should try it. You did a great job.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 08.47 PMby sandrasews

    I heart this nightie! So beautiful, so simple. I also love your photography.

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    Jan 24, 2010, 12.03 PMby nikkishell

    Very nice! Did you buy this fabric at the Melbourne store?

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      Jan 25, 2010, 09.26 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Thank you.
      It is from the Sydney, York Street store. The tulle is so light… I have now a piece of the normal silk jersey which is a much easier weight to work with. Again from tessuti. I heart Tessuti!

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      Jan 25, 2010, 12.49 PMby nikkishell

      Ahh, i work in the Melbourne store so thought i may have served you. make sure to add your photos to the Tessuti Flickr Group:http://www.flickr.com/groups/tessuti/

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    Jan 9, 2010, 03.57 AMby ninaribena

    Oooh, it’s divine! So beautifully done. {sigh}

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    Jan 8, 2010, 03.54 PMby ichigogirl

    Beautiful nightgown! Where did you get the silk jersey? It looks so-so delicate, it’s hard to imagine finding it in a “normal” shop!

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      Jan 9, 2010, 04.17 PMby alazycalm

      It’s lovely… and I too would love to know where the silk jersey was found!

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      Jan 10, 2010, 12.19 PMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi Ichigogirl,
      Congratulations on the new overlock!
      You’re right. The silk jersey is not from an ordinary fabric shop. I updated the project credits to have the shop’s url. And you’re the one behind the afternoon tea top! Brilliant work. :D

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      Jan 10, 2010, 01.10 PMby ichigogirl

      Thank you x 3!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 03.30 PMby elaine-bin

    I love this, it is so simple a style but looks so very sexy, well done !!!

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    Jan 8, 2010, 03.24 PMby wzrdreams

    I adore this. The fabric and the simplicity of the design are just gorgeous. I wish there was a pattern, as I would drop everything and make one for myself right away.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 02.02 PMby nenasew

    So beautiful. I agree with you that simplicity is more interesting than so many frills.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 01.19 PMby shucha

    Hey! thank you very much for explaining further, I think it was clear the first time round, I’m just a little slow ;) I’ll be at the rag market tomorrow in search of a similar fabric, i really like the way you have doubled up the fabric and I’d like to try making a warm soft top in the same style… I’m glad you like my party version of the tea top, it has proved popular, i’m taking orders from my friends to make them one!!!

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      Jan 10, 2010, 12.28 PMby Passiona Cottee

      If you are looking for a similar fabric, I would also recommend a silk netting (without the stretch). A fine, smooth silk netting is what I had in mind and when I got to the store, the tulle jersey was the closest one I could find. A silk net without the stretch would probably be easier to work with.

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    Jan 8, 2010, 11.28 AMby shucha

    simply beautiful! i take it the fabric does not fray at the ends? leaving out the hems makes it so much more delicate, how interesting..!

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      Jan 8, 2010, 11.49 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi SuCha, Thank you, thank you!
      The hem line is a fold not a cut. By “no hem” I mean there is no seam at the bottom. The one seam is under bust. This incredibly light fabric is doubled over, all the way from the hem to under bust. Sorry, I didn’t explain it clearly.

      I love your ‘It was written’ number, too! I’d totally wear it out :D

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