January 14, 2023
This babydoll lingerie top is perfect in lightweight fabrics with good drape. You can sew it up with anything from cotton to silk to rayon. You can make it with sheer fabrics or seme-sheer fabrics for sexy lingerie, or you can sew it up in solids or prints for a fun summer top.
The pattern suggests lightweight or medium-weight cotton, cotton gauze, linen and blends, voile, batiste, Swiss dot, rayon challis, silk, charmeuse, or very lightweight silk velvet with drape. If you use charmeuse or another slippery fabric, we highly suggest checking out the tips for sewing with these tricky fabrics. And if you choose lace or sheer fabrics, we have another blog post with lots of tips for sewing with them too.
So, now I want to provide some suggestions for fabric that I think would be great to use for this pattern.
First, Folkwear has a few great fabric options. We have some beautiful organic cotton voiles in several colors. This one is called Alma and is very pretty. You can see others in our cotton fabric section. We've used these fabrics to make several samples. The fabric in the very top image is our teal voile.
I absolutely love a silk/cotton blend, and this one from Harts Fabrics is gorgeous with a beautiful sheen. They also have several colors of this fabric in stock!
This silk charmeuse (also from Harts Fabrics) is a unique color and very pretty! This lingerie top would feel so luxurious in this fabric.
This Nani Iro double gauze from Bolt Fabric Boutique is lovely and would make a fun top in for this pattern. There's a little metalic woven throughout this fabric.
I also love this semi-sheer burnout velvet from Marcy Tilton Fabrics. This would be so gorgeous in this pattern. Helpful hint for using fabric that is expensive - you can make the bodice lining from a different fabric (a cheaper silk or lining fabric).
Finally, this silk chiffon from Oak Fabrics is fun and pretty and would make a very sexy lingerie top!
January 17, 2023