Alison is a pro at the finer points of lingerie sewing. In this sew along, she'll be introducing her new pattern Willow, which features a nice, streamlined pair of French Knickers and a sweet camisole. She's diving into various lace techniques to get a super-professional result from your sewing. Our original idea on this sew along was to focus on the French Knickers, which are a very flexible garment which can be used as undies, as lounge wear and as pajamas. Alison added a full sew along with the companion camisole so that she could highlight some of the couture lace techniques, so watch both parts even if you only sew up the knickers. This sew along uses the Willow pattern by Alison Smith.
The combined Camisole/French Knicker kit contains:
|Stretch Silk Satin||2 yards||2.5 yards|
|"Waves" Stretch Lace||6 yards||6 yards|
|1/2" Picot Elastic||2 yards||3 yards|
The French Knicker only kit contains:
|Stretch Silk Satin||1 yard||1 1/4 yards|
|Stretch Lace- "Waves"||2 1/2 yards||2 1/2 yards|
|1/2" Picot Elastic||1 yards||1 1/2 yards|
There is an option to fill your kit with Tricot fabric. In this case, the fabric will be 1 yard for the Smaller Combined kit and will be 1 1/2 yards for the Larger Combined kit. The smaller Tricot knicker only kits will include 1/2 yard of fabric and the larger Tricot knicker only kit will include 3/4 yard of fabric.
We're coordinating all our fabrics and kits for the bamboo and silk sew alongs so that you can create a mix-and-match wardrobe of loveliness. You can choose any fabrics and accent color, and we've put together this convenient table so that you know which things work together the best.
|Accent Color||Silk Color|
|Wild Rose||Arbor Green||Pistachio|
|Wild Rose||Frost||Sky or Pistachio|
|Arbor Flowers||Arbor Green||Pistachio|