Well, the Kwik Sew patterns have finally arrived. And I would like to begin sewing for Spring and Summer. My sewing mission is to make sleeveless tops that fit well, and do not show my bra.
Because it gets so humid here in Georgia in the summertime, I ordered one pattern that includes a shelf bra. However, I rarely purchase ready to wear tank tops with a shelf bra, even though I like idea of having one less layer of clothing. Typically, the shelf bra doesn’t fit properly, is not particularly flattering, and tends to dig under the bust – probably because it doesn’t fit properly! I don’t want to continue that trend with a top I make myself.
I would like to add sew in bra cups. (That should be more supportive and flattering.) I’m thinking… that I can lengthen the shelf section and then add the cups and proceed with the rest of the tank top sewing.
While I was looking for simple, sew-in instructions, writer Emma Barnett has given me more to think about. Or obsess about, as I will now be concerning myself about the DD boob myth. Ha!
Advice is welcome. How do I do this?
- Why I Sew (returntosewing.wordpress.com)