Well, shortly after my determination to find a new fit, I came across a sew-along hosted by 'A Few Threads Loose' to make a corset garter belt and (coming soon) a bra. As Anna points out, lingerie is small. Fabric requirements are virtually nil. Notions include a few hooks, shoulder straps, a garter clip (or six) and a scrap of lace if you really want to get crazy about it. Back in college I made a halter-style bra out of my boyfriend's flannel shirt. I copied an old Victoria's Secret cotton bra and used the underwires. It wasn't that hard. So maybe I should revisit this idea?
Meanwhile back in the sewing room (while rummaging for patterns and garter clips), I came across several pairs of vintage shoulder straps that I had picked up at the thrift store. How many do you need to be a bona fide collection? I found four tucked in and around my sewing projects!
|GemCo ~ Washable and Rustproof!|
|Primstyle ~ Made for Woolworth's|
|You should have seen the look on the clerk's face when I took this empty card to the checkout!|