Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wardrobe Carma Cami and Love yourself panties

Wardrobe by Me
Carma Cami and Love Yourself Underwear
plus a brief tutorial on the Carma cami with self bra.
On sale now
With code Love 20 get 20% off two underwear patterns.
With code Love 30 get 30% off three underwear patterns.
Sale ends 2/16-2018
Panty and Hipster=$ 9.00 Camisole $ 8.00 

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WBM has released Carma Cami and Love yourself undies in 2 variations, the hipster and the undies, with many options. In various sizing, from 0-24. The above picture shows the carma cami and the undies (with no leg bands or elastic). I used cotton lycra and active wear supplex fabric (a lighter weight), and I used both fold over elastic and lingerie elastic for the waist on my different lingerie versions. I used the no leg band or no leg elastic versions. I have found that leg bands and or leg elastic bother me. 

Below is the cami with the undies version.

This picture below shows the cami with the hipster panties.

The hipster version.

The undies version.

The Carma Cami tutorial for the self bra.

I am no expert, but use what works best for me. This tutorial is what I have used to make my self bras for all my carma camis, I  even made a swimsuit top out of the Carma cami.

Shown below, the wrong side of the Carma cami and how the self bra will be when finished.

Under bust elastic, you can use 2" wide or 1" wide, which ever is your preference. Knit elastic is best because it is softer. I used the elastic shown because I feel it gives me better support.

Step 1. Decide how wide you would want the under bust elastic to be. I used a 2" wide elastic because I feel it gives me better support. Measure your under bust elastic minus 1". Overlap the edges to be sewn together using a zig zag stitch, forming a circle and set this aside.

Picture below shows how the elastic has been zig zagged when overlapped.

Step 2. Prepare the Cami as instructed in the pattern, DON'T apply the elastic or foe to the upper edge just yet, as you will finish when you base the self bra to the cami.

Step 3. Cutting another cami for the self bra.
-You'll be measuring yourself for the length you need for the self bra.
- Put the first carma cami you sewed on, then measure from the top of the front Cami to your under bust, then add another 2 1/2" to this measurement (if using 2" elastic) for the overall length. Do the same for the back of the cami, measure from top back to where the under bust measurement for the front was, adding the 2 1/2" to the length. The back measurement won't be the same as the front because the back cami is lower than the front.
-If using a 1" wide elastic, then you would only need to measure
 1 1/2" past your under bust. 
-The extra 1/2" added to the length is for 1/4" seam and turning.
- Once you have the front and back measurements, cut another cami out using these measurements for the self bra. You may need to cut your pattern or print another pattern to cut for the self bra.
-Sew together the front and back pieces of the self bra.

Step 3. Sewing the elastic to the self bra. 
-quarter the elastic that was sewn in the 1st step, and quarter the self bra with pins or marker, to ready for sewing together.
-Once Quartered, begin to sew the elastic to the FRONT side of the self bra, gently stretching (where needed) the elastic to meet up with the self bra fabric from pin to pin, where quartered. You'll be sewing the lower edge of the elastic to the lower edge of the self bra using a zig zag stitch. Once your elastic has been sewn, fold it over to the WRONG side, then sew the other edge of the elastic to the self bra fabric with a zig zag stitch.

Step 4. With WRONG sides together, place the wrong side of the self bra to the wrong side of the cami, matching the edges. 
-Base the top edges of both the cami and self bra, they should line up together all around. You can then proceed with the cami instructions to finish off the top edge with foe or elastic.

Shown below, the right side of the self bra will be against your skin, and the wrong side of the self bra is against the wrong side of the cami. I hope this short tutorial was helpful.

My favorite set, the Carma cami and the undies version.

You can find the Carma Cami and the Love Yourself Undies by clicking on the aff link, thank you.

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