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Bobbie and Moxi
Bobbie, the magical t-shirt
I called it ‘magical’ because it has a built-in bra, called a ‘facing’ by Jalie designers. I say “bra”, but it’s more of a crop-top meant to hide the bra.
It requires stretch fabric with at least 20% stretch cross-grain. It also covers a wide range of sizes.
Moxi, vintage shorts
I had already sewn it with scuba and the added compression shorts underneath.
The contoured waistband makes it very comfortable. I can be sewn with strech wovens or stable knits.
Tiger heads are printed on this strech chambray*. I was not sure I would fit into my “true” size (according to the size chart) because of the stretch factor, so I sized up.
Well, I could have sticked to my true size.
I just pulled the elastic a bit tighter around the waist.
That’s a clever pattern in terms of design. I made my own binding too…I just hate that!
The outer waistband is ponte whereas the inner is power mesh.
Only blues for Bobbie.
Fun fact: I didn’t read the mesh fabric description carefully. I thought it was very strechy whereas it wa stated 10% in its description.
Bye compression shorts, hello warm-up crop top!
I went the easy way: everything cut with my rotary cutter and unhemmed!
The bra is made in cotton jersey, a remnant from my Brisbane top.
I cut a size V to account for the lack of stretch, but I could have cut a size U because it’s an oversized top.