Sunday, September 25, 2011

Some lovely pictures... and a bit about lingerie.

Today, my lovely readers, I have for you some pretty highlights from La Mode Pratique, August 1934. It was a very popular French ladies magazine that included fashion spreads, sewing patterns, knitting patterns, household tips and tricks, the occasional book review and what have you.
I bought this particular edition the moment I saw it because of the cover:

Some of you may already know, I kind of have a thing for guns. And old pictures of women with guns are WAY better. I'll be framing this one and hanging it in a place of honor somewhere where I can see it every day and wish I were her.

If you can read or speak French, you might enjoy the knitting patterns in these pictures. If you want to give them a try, I'd love to see what you make of them!

And by now you should know how I feel about lingerie. I love the picture up above, so lovely, so feminine, so slimming.  On the lingerie note, many of you have commented on the giveaway post that you would like to see me do more lingerie and I'm more than happy to oblige you. I went and spent about $150 JUST on lingerie at H&M yesterday, and funny enough, it just made me want to sew more and more of it, until I have an endless arsenal of sexy, well-made lingerie for every occasion.

I drew my sewing inspiration today from Ohhh Lulu's beautiful flannel and feminine lingerie post. If you haven't checked her out yet, you must, and if you love her creations as much as I do, you simply must check out her etsy shop as well.

Photo from Ohhh Lulu (
Her use of ultra soft flannel has made me think that using it myself would be a great way to show all of you that sewing lingerie isn't scary at all, but very rewarding and fun. And let's face it... if the end result is looking sexy, who wouldn't want to make it?

What do you think? If I did a lingerie sew-along and we started with flannel, would you be interested in giving it a try?


  1. I never thought of flannel for lingerie...I would try it.


  2. I'm totally down for sewing lingerie (whatever it's made of). Flannel sounds like a good starting point as silk is a bit daunting for me.

  3. I'd love to have a go! Again with whatever fabric. Having someone show me what to do would be great, as it's something I'd love to have a go at...

  4. I would love to do a lingerie sew-along!

  5. I absolutely love Ohhh Lulu and have even bought some of her yummy lingerie. If you were to lead a lingerie sew-along I would absolutely love to join you!

  6. I would definitely be interested in a lingerie sew-along. Ohhh Lulu has the most gorgeous stuff.

  7. That is a fantastic idea and the sew-along would be very fun for me. I often wish I could sew some pretty lingerie but each time I am scared away by the thought of sewing tissue jersey, slippery silk, or dense synthetics. It would be smart for me to start with a less intimidating fabric.
    I'm off to Lulu's site to get some inspiration!

  8. wow, I love those gorgeous hats! Thank you for sharing

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