I have a slight addiction to lingerie…I’m married so I can say that without feeling too judged 🙂 Victoria’s Secret is by far my favorite indulgence in that category; however, even clearanced lingerie from there can get pretty salty.
Anyhoo, I’ve had my eye on this bad boy since it came out LAST Christmas
On eBay, the lowest I’ve seen it is $64.99… Even though we were going on vacation, we were still on a major budget. I knew Hubs would like this negligee, but buying it new or used was out of the question. I would have to improvise…
I had other plans for this, originally. But, with the red satin and all, it seemed to make more sense to keep it “in the bedroom” 🙂
I cut the side seams, completely detaching the front and back panels from each other.
Then, I actually found some paper from a pattern I knew I would NEVER use. I hate patterns but, alas, decided to sort of make one for the plunging neck of this gown. I thought a pattern would help with this…
So, I folded the back panel in half and cut around my wannabe pattern…
This was the LAST of the “pattern” I used 🙂 As you can see, she’s pinned at the sides. I used the FRONT panel of the nightgown to be the back. I just pinned them together, cut the excess material and sewed them up.
Then, I found some black lace left over from another refashion I haven’t gotten around to posting yet…
I cut the remnants of the lace from this into “Scallops” and I pinned it to the neckline of my new negligee.
Using a straight stitch, I sewed it down.
The side seams are a little wonky but this thing was just going to end up in a wad on the floor anyway, right? 😀
Recognize that embroidery detail? That’s from the front panel of the original garment 🙂
This refashion was a challenge, for sure. I can now appreciate why lingerie is so expensive. And, even though I didn’t have enough material left to make it a floor length gown like the inspiration piece, I’m really happy with the way this turned out.
Needlesstosay, it served its “Anniversary” purpose.
What, what? He put a ring on it…