Many participants in the Sew-Sexy Sew-Along have been asking: what are we sewing? This sew-along is a little different in that we're not all sewing the same thing, it's choose your own adventure. Since we're still in the pre-sew-along, where everyone is planning and preparing and picking pattern and fabrics, I'm going to do a bunch of posts with patterns I've come across that could work for the sew-along. Clio has a really good handle on independent pattern company offerings (and she conveniently posted today mentioning some), so I'm trying to delve into the good ol' Big 4 and Co. and see if sexy can't be found hiding under a pile of unisex sleepwear and demure office attire.
Yowza! Who would have guessed this was a Butterick pattern? Butterick 5852 gets high marks on the sexy checklist: sheer, animal print, slit skirt, short hem, fitted!
McCall's 6326 has some sexy details to begin with but with the right fabric and fit it could really be va-va-voom! I particularly like the halter version with the keyhole.
Sometimes clothes that cover you up have even more sexy factor. Think of the victorians or Princess Leia! Vogue 1259 is a top and skirt set for a woman who has confidence in her figure and thinks it should be shown off without cheapening it by just showing a lot of skin. It has been made up more times than you might guess! Here's a sampling...
Didn't realize this until I sourced the image, but it was made by Clio!
As a side note, this combination of pink and orange is high on my list this year! It was in some yarn I was knitting and now I'm desperate to make something with these colors.
I'm a little biased about Simplicity 2556 because I feel like this pattern is in the vein of what I'm sewing for the sew-along. As a matter of fact, I own this pattern and it is also destined for my motorcycling wardrobe. Just ditch the white t-shirt for a bright colored bandeau and you have insta-sexy biker chic.
If you like the Simplicity pattern, here's a similar version, New Look 6008. I personally find masculine elements in womens clothing to be extra sexy.
And if you're going the "traditional" route and want to sew some sexy lingerie, Kwik Sew has a surprising selection of bustiers, bras, garter belts, thongs, et cetera. These are Kwik Sew 3166 and Kwik Sew 2101.
That's the round up for today, but don't worry, there will be more!