The issue is twofold:
- Wire bras really are a feat of construction, with all the complexity that entails
- If you think fitting a skirt is difficult, try getting lift and fit perfection with fabric and boobs
I'm not going to bitch about it. Although it doesn't fit (somehow it's both too small and too big simultaneously) - and although I'm not really so experienced that I feel comfortable doing major pattern redrafting (which might be required) - I'm incredibly proud of myself for having undertaken this adventure.
I mean, I have a bra that looks like a bra. (Part of what demoralizes me so is that it actually looks like a real bra one might wear to good effect.) That's half way there, no?
My new friends on the lingerie blog might be able to guide me. I hope so.
And when the dust settles, I'm going to succeed. I will make a bra that fits me perfectly. I just have to be patient.