5 out of 4 Resolution Bra and Tank11:07 AM
I want to thank 5 out of 4 (5oo4) for including me in their tester group. I always learn so much during the testing process. As always, all ...
I want to thank 5 out of 4 (5oo4) for including me in their tester group. I always learn so much during the testing process. As always, all opinions remain my own.
The 5oo4 Resolution Bra and Tank is a great fast sew for work out gear that really works. Whether your exercise of choice is running or yoga, this tank has you covered. Included in the pattern are 2 necklines, solid or contrast body and 3 separate hems, straight, curved or banded. That doesn't even include the bra pattern! That's a lot of choices.
So for those that don't know, 5oo4 drafts for a rectangle body shape. That is great news, because my body is somewhere in between an inverted triangle and rectangle. I doubt my bust will ever shrink enough to be a real rectangle, but I'm very happy to be close and fit into this chart. The chart leaves enough room for variation in body shape, so other shapes fit pretty well with minimal modifications too.
The bra was done from some left over performance fabrics from Spandex World. These are the heavier duty fabrics and provide some, but not enough support. I also lined the front with some swimsuit lining. I had hoped it would be enough to provide good support. I was wrong. I sewed up the bra exactly as is using the b cup line. I know, I know, I'm not a b-cup. But gravity was never my friend. And without a wired bra, lets just say, these girls have no "oomph" of their own. The bra is just perfect for a yoga or pilates session. Just no jumping or running. I also made one in cotton lycra. I did 2 layers of cotton lycra and it is super comfy but definitely not work out gear.
If you want a really supportive bra, be sure to check out 5oo4's blog post on performance fabrics. With some careful fabric choices, you can have a fully supportive sports bra that you made yourself, custom fit to you. I call that a win.
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I have to admit, taking these photos was REALLY fun. I normally work out in whatever clothes I find. Giant t-shirt, that's fine. Sweatpants about 3 sizes too big, no big deal. I mostly do yoga/pilates and some weight lifting at home. So my clothes don't matter, per se, but it was actually really fun to have some stylish clothes to work out in. Who knew stylish and exercise could work so well together? Grab your copy before January 27 (EST) to get it at the sale price of $7.95. And now that I can look at my body objectively (photos don't lie, at least not much), I know, that swimsuit season is coming and I'll be ready. Hopefully 5oo4 will have something equally awesome to help show this off!