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Added Oct 23, 2012

by haela

Sydney, Australia






This set was loosely based on 1930s undergarments – namely, tap pants and chemise tops.

The top was based on a pattern by Megan Nielsen

The shorts were drafted from an existing pair of pjs. You can see that I had to add some gussets at the hip as I did not stretch the waistband as I was measuring! The addition of lace on these panels hopefully makes them look more deliberate than accidental.

The raw edges were finished with a zigzag stitch, whereas the arms and neck holes were finished with bias tape.

NOTE: I am unsure about the fabric type as it was purchased a long while ago. It wasn’t the best fabric as it lacked drape, creased and frayed easily..

Material Notes

satin?, lace, ribbon




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey, Linen, Satin, Silk

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  • Uv_paint_large

    Nov 1, 2012, 07.16 AMby Isabel Alexander

    Oo, I like. It’s a really cute set.

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    Oct 27, 2012, 08.09 AMby haela

    Aw thank you :p I just finished uni so I have lots of time now

    I was thinking of making a 50s style t-shirt dress. The top will be based off this pattern http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/52010-peplum-blouse – I’ll remove the sleeves and peplum waist

    Any tips? :)

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    Oct 23, 2012, 01.42 PMby aluckmann

    These are adorable! I love the collar, oversized bow and lace panel in the shorts. It makes me want to sew up soome loungewear too :)

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      Oct 24, 2012, 09.22 AMby haela

      Thank you :) that’s sweet of you. This is the first thing I’ve posted here, so I was a little nervous!
      I’m still a beginner :x

    • Raw_0468_large

      Oct 24, 2012, 08.30 PMby aluckmann

      If this is your first project, I guess that means we can expect some pretty amazing things from you in the future ;) What’s next in your sewing queue?

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