Sunday, December 7, 2014

Space Skivvies!

I've been so eager for the release of Amy's pattern, The Watson Bra & Bikini, that I snapped it up immediately upon release.   I'm tickled by the wide range of cup sizes in this pattern and can't wait to make one up for myself --- though I'm sure that I'll fall into the category of this being a lazy day indoor bra for me!  But every girl needs a few comfy about-the-house bras!

This first set has been sewn as a gift for a very petite friend rather than for myself.  I cut the XS bikini and the bra in a 30C, consequently not much fabric was required.  So I rummaged in my knit fabric scrap bin and came up with enough bits of a galaxy printed lightweight nylon/lycra swimwear knit for the main pieces.  Though I purchased this fabric from The Fabric Fairy quite awhile ago, it still seems to be in stock.  I underlined the front band with black duoplex for stability, used black powernet for the back band and cut the back of the panties from a bit of black satin milliskin.  All the elastics, strapping, closure, powernet and rings & slides were sourced from Sew Sassy and / or Fabric Depot .  I'm a tad concerned that the band may be a little long for my small friend, and will update on fit as soon as she tries it on.

This was a fun and easy sew and during the entire process I had future versions skittering through my brain --- there will definitely be many future versions.