"Wishing" Sporty Bra & Panty ~ Size "S" ~ Sample Sale
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This sporty bra is the perfect blend of comfort & couture. Strong stretch lace adorns the neckline and is used for the underbust band. The front has a sport lycra outer layer and knit jersey inner layer, with professionally serged seams. The bra straps are also adjustable!
The panty is a super soft navy jersey with matching red trimmings.
See measurement chart for specifics. This garment is designed to stretch. If you often fit a size "Small" in the store this is what I've based both garments on. Common bra measurements for size "S" tops are 34A, 34B, 32C, but please compare to a similar garment you have in your wardrobe.
You can purchase the bra, the bra & panties, or just the panties.
NO RETURNS ON THIS ITEM. Please be sure about your measurements and compare to a garment you already have :)
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PRICING Such a small and simple garment, such a high price, right? When I started learning how to make intimates and lingerie, I learned that small & simple doesn't necessarily mean less hours and labor. In fact, it sometimes takes more time -- because when something is simple, you have to be extra careful to make it look cleaner. You can't cover up mistakes.
And with stretch garments, you have to reinforce areas with specific stitches and needles... not everything can be serged in these garments like you would in standard clothing.
It's amazing the labor that goes into just one item. The bra in this set takes about 2 hours from cutting the materials to finishing it up. There is a lot of pinning and careful stitching. The panties take about 1 to 1.5 hours from start to finish.
I don't have an assembly line or special machines. I use one machine, and one serger... change thread colors & needles multiple times for one garment. These are truly hand-crafted and couture.
I haven't even mentioned the materials yet: Such small garments! But the edges actually take quite a lot more foldover elastic or trimmings than one might think. For the small panties you need 2 to 3 yards of trimmings; for the bra, 3 to 4 yards just of foldover elastic. Then there are linings, embellishments, hooks or loops for adjusting straps... it all adds up. And a lot of this stuff can't be bought at any local store, so throw in online shipping costs from multiple retailers.
Finally, I make these in small batches. I'm not ordering 1000 yards of red foldover elastic at a discount; I have to pay for a little bit here, a little bit there. Many stores won't let you buy less than 1-2 yard(s) online. So there's a lot that goes into these little intimates!
I'm actually selling these slightly discounted as I make new stuff & crank out things in various sizes. But if I am commissioned for something specific, the pricing will be slightly higher. If you see something you like, feel free to fill out the commission form (use the top menu) and we'll talk about pricing.