Today is Day One of our sew-a-long, and we are measuring and cutting. Join our sew-a-long group here on Facebook. Make sure to grab your Mama Bridgette and Mama Victoria patterns. We also have a bundle of the patterns if you want both. We have a Lounge & Lace FAQS post here with LOTS of information.
Print and assemble the patterns. Now it’s time to measure. Check out the video here with a lot of information on measuring and supplies:
**Note- double scalloped lace and galloon lace are the same thing- I use both terms in the video and didn’t want anyone to be confused 🙂
After measuring and choosing your size, it’s time to cut your pieces. There is a video linked in the tutorial on cutting your pieces. It is on page 7 and says ‘SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO ON CUTTING HERE!” in blue text.
I have seen a few ladies asking how to grade up one cup size for the Bridgette.
1- For the side cup, first find the widest point on the piece (circled and marked with an ‘x’ below).
2- Then mark 1/4″ from that spot. 1/4″ would be 1 cup size, 1/2″ would be 2 cup sizes and so on.
3- Use a french curve to redraw cup piece.
On to the front cup:
1- Find the widest point on the cup and slash the piece.
2- Spread the piece by 1/4″ and redraw piece. Again, 1/4″ would be 1 cup size, 1/2″ would be 2 cup sizes, and so on. You want to slash and spread the same amount you added to the side cup or your pieces will not ease in and fit together correctly.
3- Redraw piece for new front cup.
Another question I’ve seen asked a lot is if you can cut the Victoria thong on the fold. You can! I have designed Victoria with center seams so you can use galloon lace as pictured below:
However, if you’re using a different knit and don’t want the center seam, it’s very simple to adjust. Fold back or cut 3/8″ off the front center and back center pattern pieces. You can also cut the waistband on the fold by folding back or cutting 3/8″ off the back pattern piece.
Then cut 1 of each new piece on your new fold line. That’s it- follow the tutorial for the quickest thong 😉
Make sure to post in the Facebook group and show us what fabrics you have chosen!! Can’t wait to see what everyone is sewing up.