Blue Cami and Granny

HELLO, I AM OVERJOYED TO HAVE FINALLY MADE SOMETHING FOR MY BUST AFTER GOING MORE THAN TWO WEEKS WITHOUT A BRA. My commitment to this project is real, and as we all know, bras wear out. I didn’t buy a new one, though, because: PROMISES. So when my last remaining bra stretched out beyond any practical use, I just went without. Like a pilgrim. With floppy tits.

Sewing all of my own clothes - luxury bra camisole - eating soap

But look! I made something! And not at all what I thought I was going to make. Turns out, I quite like the look of a flat and saggy bust line. And so … I made a semi-supportive bra camisole. It looks GREAT under concert t-shirts.

Pale blue bra camisole - eating soap - on Wardrobe Myself sewing blog
I don’t recommend this.

I’ve always worn an underwire, thinking bralette camis were a) kind of stupid, and b) not at all useful, but if they’re custom made for your body, they’re actually completely the opposite and incredibly comfortable. SURPRISE.

Sewing underwear - camisole and granny panty set - Wardrobe Myself sewing blog

Added bonus: I already made a couple pairs of granny panties in this baby blue power stretch, so now I have a little faux bodysuit situation. Ask all of my friends – my entire life is in pursuit of the perfect granny panty bodysuit.

Baby blue bra camisole and granny panty - sewing lingerie - Wardrobe Myself

Will obviously be making one, now that I have all of the elements sorted.

collage of woman in shower - Wardrobe Myself

First, I plan to knock out a few more bras – not with the full-length cami, although, the cinching throughout the waist is very nice. There’s no way I can survive summer with all of that fabric, so I need to make some lightweight options real quick. I have some stretch laces, so I’ll probably make a couple in that to start.

luxury loungewear - sewing underwear - baby blue camisole - women in tub - Wardrobe Myself sewing blog

The cups feel really great, and there’s no dreaded line under shirts. Good job, Veronica.

sewing lingerie - bra camisole - Wardrobe Myself blog

I purchased the straps pre-made. They were intended only for children, apparently. I will most definitely need something sturdier for everyday use. I give these straps … four more hours before they are completely stretched out.

blue camisole and panty - sewing lingerie - Wardrobe Myself sewing fashion blog

Someone give me a medal for not fucking with my body in Photoshop.

blue bodysuit - sewing lingerie - bra camisole and panty - Wardrobe Myself sewing blog

I tried, but it didn’t work. GOODBYE.




Beaded Satin Jacket

HELLO, I MADE THIS LIFE-CHANGING SATIN JACKET WITH APPLIQUÉD HAND AND SNAKE. I wore it on a plane, in hopes of getting a better seat, and it worked – the guy even gave me a better seat on my RETURN FLIGHT. I’m hopeful it leads to a better life all-around, but let’s face it, owning a jacket that feels you up with a beaded, sequined sparkle hand that’s wearing a giant ruby and emerald bracelet is already living your best life.

Beaded Snake and Hand Satin Jacket by Veronica Sheaffer via Wardrobe Myself blog

I made the jacket using a remnant of midnight silk satin that I’ve been saving for something special, and lined it in a really beautiful, mid-weight striped cotton left over from another project. The pattern is the same as the crocheted lace top, but wider through the hip, and from the waist down it’s backed in horsehair to keep that flare TAUT. I wasn’t even thinking about embellishment when I started this project, UNTIL I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT.

Beaded silk satin jacket by Veronica Sheaffer

The chain is metal and heavy AF, and it makes me feel part majorette, part 1950’s dog walker. The buttons are black velvet baubles. The snake is a goddamn beaded snake.

Beaded Satin Jacket by Veronica Sheaffer via Wardrobe Myself blog - collage

It looks pretty great with high-waisted jeans – especially flares – and it’s completely perfect over the poet blouse. And when I finally make myself a maxi dress, it will be pretty great over that too.

Beaded Hand Applique on Wardrobe Myself blog

The hand is definitely living the better life.

Wardrobe Myself blog - sewing a handmade wardrobe - by Veronica Sheaffer

Obviously any time I get invited to “speak” somewhere, I’ll wear this jacket and consider my work half done.

Beaded Satin Jacket by Veronica Sheaffer via Wardrobe Myself blog - model looks

I do not deserve this jacket. GOODBYE.

Wardrobe|Myself items completed:

  1. Blue velvet top (+ 1 pincushion)
  2. Green velvet lounge pants
  3. Cropped poet blouse
  4. Crocheted lace top
  5. Crocheted lace skirt
  6. Madras bustier
  7. Madras high-waisted short
  8. Pink granny test panty
  9. Navy scuba knit top
  10. Restyled satin bed jacket
  11. Beaded satin jacket