Saturday, August 28, 2010

Here goes!!

I'm on my way to sewing my own clothes (a secret desire of mine), though I don't think I'm going to take the official oath of ONLY sewing my own, I do intend to sew for myself a good portion of my own clothing. Reason number 1: I'm hard to fit... I have a long torso, broad shoulders and a 10 inch difference between bust and underbust measuremeant. Reason number 2: I live in Rochester MN and they haven't quite figured out the need for a specialty bra store, or plus sized clothing that isn't all middle-aged looking.

I have been obsessing over the desire to make my own bras for a while, I even signed up to an online community and bought a book on drafting my own... which was quite the unsuccessful adventure. Then I stumbled upon a lady's review on the major sewing pattern review website that raved about elingeria's patterns. Did some research and bought 2 patterns including this:

So this is the first real project I plan to document the construction of on this blog. Why the first, you might ask? Because your undergarments are the foundations on which the whole rest of your wardrobe is built... hence them being called a FOUNDATION GARMENT!!

Excited to start, just bought the supplies from

1 comment:

  1. Are you a member of ASG? They're bringing in Anne St. Clair of Needle Nook Fabrics, Wichita, KS the end of October (10/29 and 10/30 or 10/31) for a bra workshop. I signed up because I have a hard time finding the size I need also - fortunately I'm close to the MOA and can hit Nordstrom's once in a while. Email me if you want the details on the workshop (sewingbysharon at gmail dot com). And for sure email me when you decide to visit SR Harris again!