Behold, a new episode in my occasional online series ‘Yel makes things - but they turn out a bit of a mess’. But… the thing actually works!
It flattens down my profile and is comfortable to wear (so far). The folded in elastic bands allow for a tight hold without restricting my breathing.
A four part pattern fits my ribcage and underbust measurements. Cotton fabric looks a touch flimsy, but doesn’t yield and is reinforced by generous seam allowances and folding over doubly.
Didn’t feel keen to shell out for a new zipper or bra hooks, decididng that velcro would allow for readjustments. The haberdashery shop had bra straps in stock, so I folded those in to prevent slippage. Functional enough for a first go!
:) Good, now I can get on with patterning the shirt, vest and armour for Project A.
Progress is slow, however it is being made. More photos soon.