Saturday, 19 April 2014

Vintage Bra and Tap Pants Reproduction

I did it again. I couldn't resist it.
When I received custom order request for vintage bra reproduction I immediately said YES without thinking or asking. It was my wish for a long time but as I never have enough time for making such things in my free time (there is no such thing like my free time) I accepted the challenge.
I closed my eyes to the choice of fabrics, but ... I could not give up now when I have already bought the pattern
Oh how I hate satin!!! The last time I said never again, but I am really not strong-willed. And moreover, even padded bra. PADDED. 
Well, the pattern was really simple and I though I can make it. And I did. And made matching Tap Pants also.
 I did not managed to put tap pants on the dummy, they were too small.
 Bra cups are padded and bra is lined with peach colored cotton.
 Pattern is bought on

Black Adele Lingerie Set

I present you new lingerie set named Adele. I hope you'll like it.

Bralette - not lined and soft, for A and B cup

Full band bra, underwired, with soft lined cups.
This bra supposed to be mine but somehow I managed to sew a size 36C instead of 36B. Also it will be much better if dotted spandex will be only at upper cup. As I am always in hurry, I didn't even put a bow on the bra before photographing. It looks unfinished and definitely needs improvement.

Matching garter belt/suspender belt - classic pattern, with 6 adjustable straps, with front panel made of dotted spandex

Longline garter belt/suspender belt - front looks like it is open bottom girdle but it actually has open rear just like any other garter belt/suspender belt
Front mid panel is made of dotted spandex and it has 6 non adjustable straps
Wear shorter stockings with this garter belt/suspender belt

Pull on Open Bottom Girdle/ OBG
Front is almost the same as the Longline garter belt, but this girdle has transparent back panel. Although, if you don't like sheerness girdle can be made with the same black opaque Lycra as the rest.

New Fabrics and Laces! Florals, Pink, Emerald Green, Beige and Black

This is the newest black stretch lace
Here in combination with pink Lycra, also new, half made and waiting. Pink will be in combination with black lace panels,black trimmings, garter straps and bows.
But I also thinking about pink and white. It will be a softer version with delicate white lace and white trimmings, garter straps and bows.

This are the new spandex fabrics for the Rose Garden Lingerie Set, as the original turquoise fabric is not available anymore and I had to find some replacement fabric/s.
coral with orange and purple flowers
blue and yellow flowers combo
Can't wait to start with the sewing and I desperately need more time to work on a new design but I don't have it right now and all the beautiful new fabrics and laces have to wait.

This emerald green lace will be a replacement for the mesh, which I no longer have, for the Emerald Queen Set.

Beige lace will also be in combination with black Lycra, but what do you think about beige with beige?
Ah, those sweet torments!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

New Mannequin

My old dummy wasn't pretty when I first found it in the theater basement....once, she was an actress in a play. I decided it was a time to find another star.
The intention was to buy a new display dummy for clothes and a separate torso for lingerie. I handed that task to my husband and he fulfilled it more than satisfactory so we bought this full body torso mannequin dummy

from Mannequins Avenue shop on Ebay
It is available only in size UK10, a little bit skinny  but I am really happy with because it's not shapeless as the other standard dummies.It has nice breasts and buttocks, pretty shapes for lingerie. 

This is my old one

Friday, 14 February 2014

Introducing the New Shop and 30's 40's Style Satin Lingerie

I opened a new shop on Etsy!!!!!! and now I'm slowly moving all the apparel to my new store. So if you don't find dungarees,overalls,slacks and other goodies in my Coco'sRetroCloset shop, take a look at my new shop RetroSpectiveFashion .

I had only one sale in the new shop for now but Wow what a sale! Or more specifically, to whom. 
This customer is an artist, specifically, a sculptor whose works can be found in museums all over the world. My trousers will go on a sculpture in a museum for a permanent exhibit about American women in the 1940's. 
His art is amassing! Hopefully I will see the finished sculpture.

Now, I would like to show you just finished project, actually a custom order. 
30's 40's style lingerie made with vintage (1930's?) satin fabric. It was a wedding dress ripped in pieces. I have to tell that I don't like to work with slippery fabrics but this vintage satin was gorgeous, so heavy and shiny. But anyway, I wouldn't work with it anymore. With new fabric...maybe but not with used fabric. 
This is the result.

 a bra

 garter belt

 and panties