While I enjoy re-using things, sometimes you come across ideas that are just too good to pass up. Another Instructables.com browse brought me to this pattern for a simple bustier top, made from fabric and an old strapless bra. YES. Now I have a use for that stupid beige thing.
I picked up some fabric at the fabric store, and went to work. I opted for an orange and beige floral that was slightly sheer (I like sheer, ok?). While the instructions said to find something in a jersey fabric, the stuff that I found was kind of lame. Got this instead. I had to go through a couple attempts to get it right, and this was the longest project to date. Boyfriend knows this first hand by how many times I cursed at the sewing machine.
Really happy with the final result. It looks best by itself, but it can work with a cardigan. Only issue is wrestling the thing on. Still waiting for warm weather to pull this one out. Or maybe date night.
I keep looking at the spelling of 'bustier' and thinking "that has to be wrong". If it is, Google won't tell me so, and I think that it's appropriate for how the final product sits on my body. (Wink.)