Babydoll Lingerie Tutorial from How Joyful



Another Pinterest find, this babydoll negligee is too cute with all the ruffles and light, fluffy layers. You can find the directions to make this here, and her instructions are very easy to follow. This uses 8 pieces total, and 5 of them are just strips of fabric to make the ruffles. Chiffon is inexpensive and most of us have some soft ribbon around to use or the ties, so this is would make a gorgeous low-cost alternative to store-bought (and pricey!) lingerie. I’d call that a win!

Some More Mock-Ups



Here’s a few new mock-ups I’ve made. Some of these are super basic pieces, but I have so many crazy patterns and colors I need some “quiet” items. The lingerie I plan on modifying the bodice from Butterick 5350, and adding a lace skirt to it, that may be loosely modeled on the skirt pieces from the same pattern. If I do that, I plan on shortening them quite a bit. The back will close with a swimsuit hook at the top and be open the rest of the way down. At least that’s the plan. I can’t wait to see that gorgeous teal blue-green velvet in person!

Simplicity 1613 View D I am hoping I have enough fabric to cut the neckline in the opposite direction. I think that will really make a difference in how this top looks. The fabric choice is not something I would normally buy, but I wanted to grab something different while I was in there.

The pants are in a tan twill and a dark blue denim, both of which have a little stretch. I’ve never sewn pants before but I feel like I am ready to give it a try. As it is, I have 3 pairs of jeans, and I would like to have a few more.

The Qwik Sew patterns are just basic tank tops and a cowl necked long sleeved tee. Dark brown, dark blue, and army green are the colors.

I’ve also just listed a few more clothing items in my Kittyloaf Shop, all store-bought clothes that no longer fit or I just don’t want. Everything that was store-bought is free- you just paying shipping. You can see the clothing items in my store by going here and clicking on the Yard Sale category.