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Sew your own knit body shaper for DIY Shapewear!

Ann Siegle

Let's talk Shapewear!

No, not that popular brand, but shape wear you can actually WEAR! The Christine Jonson Body Shaper (downloadable) is not only fun, it's comfortable. This is not a legging pattern shortened to booty length. It's an expertly drafted sewing pattern for shape wear that actually stays UP on you, comes up higher in the front to hide any midsection quibbles, has a leg-to-leg gusset and a center back seam for booty shaping!  This pattern will shape you from your bra strap to lower thigh, it's reversible, can be made in fun and funky fabrics and is incredibly comfortable.

You can make this shape wear in PowerMesh for a 'spanky' control type garment, but you can also make it in rayon lycra for a 'boxer brief' garment that is breathable, and comfortable. And bonus, it works fabulously under skirts and dresses in case things are a bit breezy out or you are pedaling a bicycle. 

But it works equally well under pants for a no-muffin look. The shape wear sewing pattern is super easy to sew - and perfect for using up small scraps of fabric left over form other projects. Each panel of the shape wear pattern can be a different color (x 2 for reversible option!) You'll want one for every day of the week (and then some.) 

In our video, our size 12 tester and 40-something mom-of-two shares how the shape wear really works. 

In the product description (below) you'll note a stretch guide to determine how much 'smoother' or 'shaper' your shaper will be depending on the fabric you choose. It's up to you! Smoother or shaper!

Shape wear sewing pattern
Body Shaper e816
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