The unbelievable level of comfort is not just because of the softness/stretchiness of the main material, but the shoulder straps. Some time ago I was about to donate a skirt I had found from a second hand shop. I never wore it because of the pattern, but it had the most amazingly comfortable elasticated waist (I think that was the real reason I had bought it). So I picked it apart and took out the elastic, discovering to my delight that there was LOTS of it – it was doubled up. A good elastic is something incredible.. Stretchy enough to sit nicely around your body, but still firm to feel secure. This elastic is the queen of all elastics. So I figured it would be perfect as shoulder straps, and man was I right. This commences a new foray into shoulder straps made out of decorative elastic.
I didn’t take a photo of my tools but it was just the leftover fabric, scissors, pins, thread, sewing machine (with stretch stitch), and the elastic.
I. My main top pieces were just 2 rectangles (note my fabric was very stretchy). I’m a EU36/US4. I had so little fabric to work with that I had to make the two pieces out of 2 smaller pieces each.
IV. I then had this. I could’ve left it as it was, but still had some long scraps of fabric left so I made a gathered ruffle detail for the neckline and the hemline, using