So this is the bodysuit I made, I’ll try and get a pic of it by itself tomorrow. It has a shelf bra which is awesome but I need to adjust the length of it a bit cause it’s too long and you can see it through the outside.Otherwise it’s wonderful! The bottom has full coverage so doesn’t ride up or pinch too tightly on the legs and it’s a super flattering cut…I gotta figure out how to turn this into the template for a bathing suit!Edit: also yes how could i forget, FUCK AMERICAN APPAREL…I just saw a billboard of theirs today that said “we might not be politically correct but we have good ethics” and I was like what the hell idiotic ad exec okayed that bullshit?? Since when does sexual harassment qualify as not being “politically correct”?? Sexual harassment is about a lack of human decency, not a lack of social etiquette! Also, who said that being PC and mindful of your words and actions WASNT CONSIDERED ETHICAL? It makes no sense. They can pat themselves on the back all day for having a good working environment and a living wage for those factory employees but it doesn’t exempt *anyone* from acting like disgusting misogynists. Or from acting fat-phobic. Or from whatever else nonsense they have been getting up to. *fart noises*
Oooh, is there a pattern for that bodysuit?yes, it’s from heather at closetcasefiles- this is the Nettie pattern that can be made into a dress or a bodysuit/leotard (I made the dress earlier this week). Both patterns are great! I had some issues with fitting so definitely size up to your biggest measurements, and I built a shelf bra in my leotard which gave me some issues with puckering on the sides where the elastic was, maybe because it’s so fitted, so I had to modify that a bit. But it’s DEFINITELY worth the make, and there are sewalongs posted for her pattern, too.
Brad’s sure to love this one. I can’t wait to show him the other great ideas I found here.
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”