As you all know, I've been short on time lately, and haven't been able to sew as much as I'd like to. I've been turning to smaller projects recently for some instant gratification in between larger projects. I never really know how to take pictures of the little things so I usually just shove them in a drawer without pictures.
After I made this set, I decided that really wasn't fair. After all, I make some pretty cute undies for myself :)
These really take that cake as the cutest in my drawer.
The undies are my beloved rosy lady shorts. I think I've made 5 pairs so far, and I love them all. I finished this pair with stretch lace that has scallops on one edge and polkadots on the other. It's not quite as stretchy as other stretch laces I've used, but it didn't really have any effect on the construction.
The fabric is scrap from my miz moszelle dress and it's still the greatest thing ever.
Bonus tip: if you have issues with jersey dresses clinging to your undies, make some new ones out of the scraps. It'll solve that problem stat.
The bra is the Sarah Longline Bra from Ohhh Lulu. I fell in love with the longline design, and snatched it up over the summer. I still need to do a little tweaking with the fit. Right now I'm having some gaping in under arm area. I think that two things are going on with that: the fabric stretched out a little when I attached the elastic, and it's an area I always have issues with in RTW bras.
The drafting and instructions on this bra were perfect, though. Everything matched up and it was really simple to put together. I subbed out the elastic at the bottom for more stretch lace. It does nothing for support, but I love the way it looks :)
The cups are actually a LOT more supportive than I was expecting. I've never worn a wireless, foamless bra that is mildly supportive before, so major props to Sarah for the drafting on this one. I don't know that I'd wear this as a bra outside of the house, but for someone with a smaller * chest, it would definitely work.
*By smaller, I don't mean just those people who don't need a bra anyway. I just mean not an E cup like certain members of the Craft Sanctuary household.
The final thing I need to tweak is the longline part of the bra. It's sooooo big on me. You can see it on my dress form a bit, but my bust-to-underbust ratio is a bit more significant than hers is.
Despite my issues, I'd totally recommend this pattern. I'm dying to make one with mesh like the sample. Bras are not easy to fit, so I didn't expect to get away without adjustments.
Those lady shorts, though, they're pure gold from the start. Go make some. NOW.
Size: L // 6
Fabric: Magic silk jersey left over from here (also see Sally's newer, shinier make which may or may not be as fabulous as my miz mozelle. So I'm biased, whatever. I made it.)
Alterations: Left off the bra hooks, cut an xs for the back band // none