How often do you hear fuller busted women complain about how uncomfortable, and unsupportive sports bras and bralettes are??? All the time right? Well add to that fuller figures and differently shaped women…. it’s difficult and expensive to try and find what you need. So we end up double bra-ing it.(yep that’s my new word) and being hot and uncomfortable. But no more! I decided to take matters into my own hands! Or my own sewing machine . I found a pattern I liked (for this I used the G&G lovesick bralette, p.s. it’s free). Then I looked for some great fabrics to pull it together…
I got this gorgeous kelly green tricot,a luscious feeling moisture wicking and antimicrobial fabric,(think big name sports garments) along with tan powernet from Phee Fabrics and went to work. So first the pattern calls for an outer layer and a lining. For the first one I made, I cut my tecsheen layer to sandwich in between the two…. didn’t work so well for me it was to thick and to many seams. I might also add I had to go down a size because it was just too big! (I’m a 40-42DDD in rtw, I made the largest size because that’s were my measurements fell).
It looked pretty but not so much when I put it on… So I went back and made a second one (thank goodness for extra fabric) this time using only the tecsheen as the liner as well as lining my straps with it. Just follow the directions as provided with the pattern… make sure to trim those seams to cut down on bulk!
Taking out the extra layer definitely gave me a better fit and look. Now when I walk or stretch I can be cute and supported. But who wants a cute top without matching bottoms??? Phee to the rescue again I took the scraps of the kelly green tricot (a bit too thin for leggings, but perfect for accents) black tecsheen, and black supplex to make the 5 out of 4 ninja pants to compete my outfit!
Yep, that’s my ripped tee… I’m ready for my flashdance! Now I’m off to chase little ones! I’ll leave the links below. TTFN!
The lovesick bra is free in the files section of the pattern group on Facebook