My sewing lust is back! Finally. I think it came back because I finally have a better idea of why the clothes I made weren’t fitting. I also have a better idea of what styles work for my body, based on a trip into Ready-to-Wear Land. I also finally got jazzed about fabrics. My local shops just were not exciting me. I took my first voyage into online fabric shopping, and was very happy with what I found. I have an order on its way and will report back.
I have to admit, part of my newfound mojo has to do with my obsession of reading about bra fitting. I read about a clothing company that caters to women who have a disproportionately large bust in comparison to their waist: Biu Biu. You don’t have to have an enormous bust to benefit from this company; just a large difference between bust and waist measurements.
To read a review of Biu Biu, see Thin and Curvy’s post. My experience was also fabulous. I ordered five things, and EVERYTHING fit me. I was flabbergasted. Overjoyed, really. And the prices were great. I saw other sites that cater to the same target market with blouses starting at $120. Everything I bought was about $30 each. Even factoring in priority shipping*, I was very pleased with the prices.
I searched Vogue Patterns to find patterns similar to those styles I bought from Biu Biu, and I’m suddenly swimming in ideas!
More details to follow.
*Biu Biu is a Polish company, but fear not. They have an English translation and do ship to the USA.