It’s the Little Things

I successfully bought bras and underpants yesterday! With my child in tow, so that’s extra amazing in my book.

I’m very basic when it comes to these items and I hate clothes shopping in general. I have worn cotton underwear by one brand for as long as I remember. The last pack of them I bought were so low quality that they wore out within a few months. I am still wearing ones I bought before I became a mom 6 years ago, because they have outlasted them! I stuck with the same brand this time, but these look way better quality. I let Wallace choose the color/pattern combo as it doesn’t matter much to me. I have been contemplating learning to sew our own underwear, but don’t know how to find the right fabric.

As for bras, we’ve always had a love-hate relationship. I’m really small around, but used to be quite large for my frame. Finding bras that fit was an annual struggle I tried to avoid, doubly so since becoming a parent. Since birthing and breastfeeding, I haven’t been able to tolerate structured bras, even without underwires. I wore my stretchy nursing bras for months after weaning and switched to some old sports bras when I realized it. I bought a set of cheap cotton sports bras over a year ago, which took some getting used to. They have worked but have the razor back style so show at the neck of most of my shirts. Yesterday, I found similar ones that aren’t razor back. Problem is, I’m so short that the straps are too long and I will need to sew them. Maybe one day I will attempt to make bras, too. It would be much easier than having to modify what I buy.

I’ve had a migraine since yesterday morning, but wanted to ramble and write. Next post will be birthday extravaganza!

About JennP

Single mom by choice, lesbian, natural living, parenting, car free, Chicago.Thank you for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
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2 Responses to It’s the Little Things

  1. Bra shopping is the WORST. I can totally relate to your issues finding bras that fit right … I just wish there was a company out there to do just that (make bras that fit ALL women).

    Kudos for doing it; and with a kiddo in tow! 🙂

  2. JennP says:

    I think companies are getting better about it, but they usually cost more.

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