Why use an outdated sewing machine on our lingerie, surely, it’s not as good as a modern sewing machine? At Pip & Pantalaimon we made the decision to use original vintage, Swiss made machines that would have been the market leader throughout the 1930’s, 40’s & 50’s and here’s why:
We hit gold when we found this wonderful beige heavy stretch lace fabric, it just screamed shapewear girdles so we've paired it with our matching powernet to create this new long line 6 strap girdle. It's really strong but beautiful too, perfect for us!
How long have you been involved in the Pin up/Burlesque scene and what got you into it?
Goodness! I’m at risk of giving away my age here but a little over 10 years now. I started experimenting with vintage style in my late teens and began performing burlesque in 2011. I fell into burlesque through studying theatre at university, I was doing a play about vaudeville performers and went along to burlesque classes as part of my ‘character research’ like the diligent actress I was. I had a full on rhinestone and glitter induced epiphany and suddenly I was no longer a theatre actress but a fully fledged showgirl. I chucked in Shakespeare for corsets and committed to being a burlesque performer so my profile grew organically from there.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and whether that means a romantic meal out, or a cosy night in, with a partner or friends, it’s surely an excuse for some new lingerie! Here are some of our top picks for this Valentine’s Day, however you’re celebrating... https://www.pipandpantalaimon.co.uk/collections/black-classic/products/black-webbed-suspender-belt Dress to impress in our exclusive 24 strap webbed suspender belt, available is size 8-22. Available online in all black, if you'd like another colour that's certainly possible, send us an email as I'm sure we can help! https://www.pipandpantalaimon.co.uk/collections/corselettes/products/beating-heart-6-strap-corslette Accentuate your curves in our made to measure Beating Heart Corselette. Available in cup sizes A-G, band...