I can't believe it, but I actually made a bra. I have wanted to do this for over a year, but really thought I would have to read several bra making manuals and try several bras before I could get one to fit right. HA! I used the Kwik Sew 3300 pattern and used the size chart on the Sew Sassy website (see link in my side bar) to determine my size. According to their chart, I would need a 33D, so I had to go up to a 34D. There really is no way to make a "muslin" so I ordered fabric from Sew Sassy (uh, about a year ago) and this is what I used. The result? It fits perfectly! I can't believe it. NOTHING ever fits perfectly on me with no alterations. I am elated.
I am going to wear the bra this evening and see how comfortable it is. I can tell you right now though, it is more comfortable than my Victoria Secret bras. The best bras I have ever found for fit on me are Fantasie brand, but nowhere around here sells those. And, they're not cheap.
Now that I know this pattern fits, I'm on the lookout for some great lace and lingerie fabrics (Cidell, are you still going to NY?) Elingeria has great things, but their shipping to the U.S. is uber-expensive. If I order enough fabric to make 3 bras, I'd be paying $40 in shipping! That's not going to work for me.
Hmmm. Birgitte - you may have to scope out some LA stores that sell lingerie fabric for me. I feel a road trip coming on!
Monday, June 08, 2009
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 5:51 PM