Pattern Review: Simplicity 8229

Overview: Simplicity 8229 by Madalynne is an easy, pretty, lacy bra pattern with a simple, two piece cup and a band that is stretchy all the way around (vs having a stable center front.) In general, Simplicity patterns require a LOT of alterations to fit me, so I’d been putting off trying it, but I shouldn’t have!  The style is perfect for my tiny frame.  Continue reading “Pattern Review: Simplicity 8229”

Pattern Review: Bare Essentials Briefs

I purchased the book Bare Essentials: Underwear by Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks a few weeks ago because I was interested in the section on pattern drafting and grading.  The surprise bonus is how much I love the traceable brief included in the beginner’s section.  It’s really comfy!

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