Welcome to another bra a week challenge!
This week I took a break from bras to make myself a Hibou bodysuit by Harito Lingerie, a Belgium designer. This is my first time making this pattern or anything by Harito Lingerie. I've been seeing so many Hibous out in the wild on instagram that I wanted to give it a try. The geometric panels in the pattern is what drew me. It looks chic and with the panels, different colours or textures will add a fun twist.
But, being my first go I will keep this Hibou simple and all from the same fabric. This will be a wearable toil giving me a sense of the fit / look on my body and what adjustments needed. I used this lovely blue cotton jersey from my stash.
When printing the pattern I printed a range of sizes - I'm not sure if it was my printer or the pattern but it was difficult to identify the sizing. I recommend you know your size before printing and just print that layer.
As always I need to adjust for the #bump so added 20cm to the front pattern by lengthening at the waist. When the fabric was cut out I gathered down to make the front and the back the same length.
How did it turn out?
I love the end result and the cotton jersey is very comfortable and I can incorporate it into my daily wardrobe. I also may make a swimsuit version.
The super stylish geometric panels create a lovely shape as well as look. But they were a little tricky to sew together. The solution is to take your time and read the instructions and the result is totally worth it.
The fit is good for a wearable toile, but next time I will size up for the cups and down for the hips to get the perfect fit.
Materials I used:
1. The Hibou bodysuit pattern by Harito Lingerie
2. Strap elastic
3. Grey Fold Over elastic
4. Rings and Sliders
See above how I gathered the front panel to match the back. The different panels add a lovely shape and are very chic.