Last week I found myself opening up my order of Ginger Blossom and just loving it at first site. Then looking for inspiration, I stumbled on some vintage clothing inspiration: a gathered chemise worn under a corset. Please understand, I’m not going for anything sexy here (I hesitated to even use that word on my family-friendly blog. I can see it now: Junior reading over Mommy’s shoulder, “Mommy, what does ‘sexy’ mean?” Ahem.) I really liked the feminine gathers and the curve of the top.
And, I’ve found a way to gather that I really, really like. Hopefully I’ll show you that technique in my next post.
Update: This bag inspired a new pattern – the Chemisette Handbag- that can be found here.