A completed project

Well, not complete, because there are four more bras waiting for me to
complete the casings and insert elastic, but I did hang up a finished
bra yesterday.
I noticed that it looks much prettier than the older bras, including
one that has been in service only a couple of weeks, and reflected
that it will never again look that pretty.
Because I will never again iron it.
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Joy Beeson
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The four unfinished bras on the ironing board, waiting for elastic.
There are lots of pictures of intermediate stages in my sewing blog,
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starting on the fourth of September, but no pictures of the finished product.
Warning: this blog is absolutely everything that passes through my mind: the classic "too long, did not read".
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Joy Beeson
I finally got around to photographing the finished product:
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Or if you want a humongous file here's the cropped-but-not-scaled version:
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I don't think you'll have any trouble telling which one has been washed a couple of times.
I have cut elastic to finish two of the remaining four bras, but darning my alpaca tights has priority over putting it in.
I'll need warm clothes when I go out to buy ten yards of quarter-inch elastic. Only three inches remained after I cut six thirty-inch pieces.
My next project is to buy a bolt of muslin to make sheets and pillowcases. Two of my linen sheets have "dare I wash this?" thin spots, and I haven't looked closely at the other two.
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Joy Beeson
You did a great job!
I just threw away a set of sheets about two weeks ago where I had patched them but they ended up tearing in other places and it was worth patching again. Same for the pillowcases and this set was only about 15 years old. 100% cotton and 300 thread count.
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ItsJoanNotJoann
I considered 200 thread count too stiff for sheeting, and have never looked at 300.
After my 200-count sheets wore out, I needed tough paper to pin a note to a pair of shorts I was sending to Marthe Hess to be copied, and I tore an eight-and-a-half by eleven piece off the rag and ran it through my computer's printer *without* first ironing it to freezer paper!
I didn't starch it, either.
Scenery muslin is too coarse, but it's better than crackling when I roll over.
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Joy Beeson

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