When I originally saw this pattern (CJ patterns Body shaper) I didn’t realise how clever the shaping works to hold me in. It does hold me in and the fabric didn’t roll off shape.
|Test version #1|
The waistline is designed to sit 2 inches above the natural waistline and the legs are 6 inches or so above the knee. On me, the waistline sits 4 inches above my waistline. And in reality, that’s what I really needed to hold me in.
|Photo from CJ patterns|
No elastic is sewn into this pattern.
This pattern comes in sizes 8 – 24. I made the 10 size.
When I made this is in the test version, I should have paid more attention to the construction notes and used two contrasting fabrics to make sure the seams were internal.
Power mesh, cotton/ LYCRA jersey, rayon, bamboo and modal/ LYCRA jersey. Fabrics need at least 60% stretch, both lengthwise and crosswise grain. The more % of stretch the better, and the snappier the recovery of the fabric the more shaping it will accomplish.