Vintage Style Bustier Top & Panties

Added Oct 12, 2013

by nrobson

Auckland, New Ze...






Bustier top – BurdaStyle 5/2011 #127
Satin panties – BurdaStyle 01/2012 #128

This project was out of my skill range, but what the heck lol. I arrived at my destination in my own way, as I couldn’t entirely understand all of the instructions for the bustier, me being a novice. I dove into my vintage remnant stash but I didn’t try to match up the plaid pattern. Symmetry-wise the 2 bust points are slightly unequal. I had to sew folded strips over the top of the bust edges to hide some messy top stitching.

I added a thick elastic band for the back as I didn’t have any white hook and eye tape. So you simply slip it over. It took me under 2 weeks to sew this set, which may be used as lingerie, bed wear, or swimmers. I love how the high waist panties offer tummy control (- it is my problem area!). The top has some wayward lumpiness, but as long as my set isn’t too shoddy? Lol!

Material Notes

light-weight ’70s plaid pattern fabric with slight crosswise stretch, t-shirt for linings, sew-in interfacing, sew-in boning, large size elastic, zipper for left panties side, stretch lace trim, elastic.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage

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    Oct 20, 2013, 02.03 PMby liliv-1

    You make pretty lingerie!

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      Oct 20, 2013, 02.04 PMby nrobson

      thanks my lovely x
      i must try making more lol XD

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    Oct 13, 2013, 03.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely – You did a great job! I’m gonna try making this some day and I will be happy if mine turn out like yours :)

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      Oct 13, 2013, 09.22 PMby nrobson

      Thank u ur a sweethart :p

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    Oct 13, 2013, 10.17 AMby nrobson

    Thanks so much Mary, i should knock my annoying negativity on the head… On the flipside, i hope i’m not being a horrible perfectionist lol! X

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    Oct 13, 2013, 09.37 AMby Mary Athey

    This looks so good!! No body would ever see any fault but us sewers always put ourselves down.i can’t wait to see your high waisted shorts. Love the top x

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