I mean, Holy Hannah - this was easy, EASY. After all my hmmmming and hunhhhhing I jumped in with buying some cheaper supplies Monday night, cutting Tuesday lunch, sewing for a few minutes Tuesday Night, and finishing at lunch Wednesday, (less than 3 hours, for sure)
Now, I have some funny bra baggage going on right now, but really, I made too big a deal about this... it wasn't a risk at all! It took no time, and the cost:
- I went out and bought some 6" lace for $1.15
- used some $1.25/m Fold Over Elastic, and stitched it folded
- Paid $2.40 for some plastic bra strap thingies (loops and sliders)
- Used some knit lining for the side cups.
All in All, I figure: $3.85 to make a bra - and it's not bad! When I hung it on my dressform I was a gobsmacked - I giggled. I burst out laughing - it looks pretty damn fine (even with my experimenting with stitch length and width)! I bragged about it to my BFF, and texted out to my DH and SIL - I put it on Instagram. What the hell was I worried about?
I'll get hubby to fit the back seam for me tonight - and if it's right, I'll leap into making some more for practice before my kit comes from Blackbird Fabrics... if anyone is thinking about gifting me something - I'd also like to try the Watson Bra