She has taken forever, but she is finished and I am proud!
This is a long post, so apologies for being boring 😉
This lady is SUBSTANTIAL, there is no cheekiness with her, everything is covered and when she is off, she looks like something Hyacinth Bucket would wear!
There is a LOT of handstitching as follows:
Hooks and eyes (yes that is an extra 6cm on the back- now it fits)
Internal binding, strap attachment and catch-stitching
Remembering the silhouette of 1940’s clothing, I think the rather odd profile would not have been noticeable back then, under wovens it will look fine, but under knits that cling, it looks a bit…well…strange. Still, it is very wearable and comfortable. I think, we don’t realise how lucky we are to live in a time of stretch fabrics, there is no room for error in a bra made of woven fabric!