Boy cut panties

Panties & Bras

Boy cut pantiesOften the asymetrical shape of our Classy Clients rib cages present challenges in the department of bras. Underwire is often a problem in that scenario and when brittleness is a factor. In our search to fulfill fashion wishes for sexy, feminine undergarments, we discovered that Victoria’s Secret bralettes (approx $25) are a great add for many of our clients. They come in gorgeous colors and patterns. They are not binding and have enough gathers to add a little extra. The extended border of lace at the bottom creates a full camisole for most of our clients, which offers even more creative fashion opportunities. While we were shopping at Target last week, we found yet another selection of bralettes (approx $15) that are also quite nice. So, be sure to look in both departments and treat yourself to some RED luxury.

For those of you with similar challenges but are more endowed in the breast area, what have you discovered that works for you?

Panties are a whole “nuther” story. I would like to report that I have had some success in locating panties that have room for a grown woman’s buttocks, but small leg holes that fit snug enough to block peeks. But, alas, I have not been so lucky. I’m not even sure I have found thongs that are cut to fit our peeps. It appears that the boy cuts might come the closest, but not quite. This challenge has really got me on the look for a retail answer. So far, I’m thinking we are going to have to custom design and sew panties also. I found this gorgeous pattern for boy leg panties which I believe is one we can work with. Plz chat me up regarding panties.

Side overlap top

Overlapped Seams

As I lost myself in pattern catalogs yesterday, I came upon both of these lovely designs.I thought of all of you and how the sophisticated, free-flowing, overlapped seaming would allow for flexibility and comfort, and add eloquent design elements that add interest to asymmetrical areas.

Front overlap jacketThe white jacket has a concealed snap fastening it. It could be replaced by a bling or covered button, depending on the style of the Classy Client. Bling buttons are a simple way to accessorize without bother or worrying of things becoming misplaced. I also love the inward pleat on the three-quarters sleeves. It adds some room for easy movement, but does away with the bulk around the lower arm. Love it! The sleeve can easily be shortened.

Side overlap topThe orange set caught my eye because of the side overlap. I can’t see us ever utilizing skirt pattern due to the bulky front . But, look at that top! I can go a zillion directions with that, both formal and casual! Again, buttons play a primary role here — but they are on the side where you don’t have to worry about being injured or tangled up during transfer. The large darts running from bottom edge to bust line will allow easy tailoring so the top won’t ride up. I used a similar design element on the back of Classy Client Jane Hash’s orange top/skirt set with a gorgeous button for the fastener. It was the solution to several design challenges and it allows unencumbered movement and fun peekaboo elements in the back.

Our designs lean towards actual buttons and button holes as opposed to snaps or hooks/eyes. We feel that the buttons are more secure during transfer.