Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Couture Cami and "Frosting Shots" Give Away

One of the too many sewing projects that I'm working on at the moment is a couture style cami, with a little guidance from Marina of Frabjous Couture and this very excellent Threads article.

I spent part of last weekend making muslins of a few different patterns that I was considering using. I've decided on the new Vogue lingerie pattern, which includes a cami option.

V8888 - Robe, slip, camisole and panties

I have to say, the pattern fit beautifully with just a little adjustment at the bust and my usual lengthening. I cut the size indicated by my measurements, thinking all the while that I was being incredibly foolish since big 4 patterns typically have an overabundance of ease. But - shockingly - the cami fit.

Anyway, I've been amassing lingerie patterns for a while and now I have both a vintage and a modern favorite slip/cami pattern. This leaves me with an abundance of untouched patterns. So, it's giveaway time!

KwikSew 3726 slip/teddy, McCall's 5989 robe/pj's and McCall's 5651 OOP lingerie
 
This month's Frosting Diet giveaway is actually frosting and not cake: two lingerie and one pj patterns plus some embellishments - a little lace trim and some fold over elastic. One of my favorite cupcake bakeries in NYC offers "frosting shots", which are exactly what they sound like: a $1 shot of frosting, hold the cake. So, that's what this give away is - a shot of frosting for your wardrobe.

When I leave the house with a beautiful cami, slip or bra and panty set under my clothes, I cannot help but feel like I'm fortified for whatever the day holds. It's my little glamorous, under cover secret. So, why not make it fabulous frosting? No one will know that you are wearing a leopard print cami trimmed with hot pink lace under your very sensible Renfrew, will they? They also won't know about the glamorous pj's and robe you wear while lounging in your boudoir sipping a dirty martini and reading Threads. Or is it just me that does that?

Anyway, on to the fine print: To enter the giveaway just holler "Frosting shots!" in the comments by Midnight EDT Sunday. Also include a way that I can reach you, s'il vous plait! I will mail to wherever you are.

More on my cami project as it evolves!

19 comments:

Clio said...

Well, this is a timely giveaway seeing as ALL I DO is slave over lingerie lately. I've been pounding frosting shots like it's my job lately.... And I ADORE that slip pattern. Those undies and bras look like great every day basics too...

Clio said...

Frosting Shots! I can be reached by email at emilyjo2001(at)gmail(dot)com
Thanks so much!

Clio said...

When you're not taking orders from Oona... ;-)

Clio said...

Frosting shots
nikole[dot]ross[at]gmail[dot]com

Clio said...

Frosting Shots!

Sara Mayo said...

Frosting shots! Saramayo@shaw.ca

Clio said...

Frosting Shots! Oh, I'd love to have my local bakery offer that! The patterns look lovely.

Annemarie

Clio said...

Frosting shots! :)


Sharon

Clio said...

frosting shots! i found a vintage lingerie guide last week- it was beautiful and referenced Kwik Sew patterns, but didn't include any. let's make it a set! xo

Clio said...

Frosting shots! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Clio said...

joyatee (at) gmail (dot) com

Clio said...

Frosting Shots!
vwlene (at) gmail (dot) com
Hoping, hoping, hoping! Thanks for the giveaway

acharmofmagpies said...

Frosting shots! Except we don't call it frosting in New Zealand, we call it icing. Icing shots doesnt have the same ring does it. I just wanted to say I've been following your blog since your leather jacket was showcased somewhere else and it's great! You make beautiful things.

Clio said...

Frosting shots -- love it, in the bakery way and the lingerie way! :)

Clio said...

I agree, Sheila! A pretty feminine cami is the perfect thing under a suit.

Clio said...

Frosting Shots! and thanks for putting a name to my behaviour when I nip into the fridge for a bit of leftover frosting

Clio said...

Ha! That's exactly what it is!

Clio said...

There does seem to be a lingerie trend at the moment.

Clio said...

Ooh, frosting shots! I just bought some fabric to make a slip, those patterns would be perfect!