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Bullet bra tank top

Added Mar 15, 2010

by latulipenoire

Seaside, Califor...






I made this tank top to match my mini bloomers from colette patterns. I used a 1940’s bullet bra pattern and then cut a piece of satin to extend it into a tank top, scalloping the ends int he back to be a little more revealing. Then I used buttons as closures (tip: button holes + satin= bad idea!) They work, but they’re sort of ugly.

Material Notes

Butterscotch satin from fabric.com @ $4.95 a yard! A total deal at 60" wide.




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    Sep 21, 2010, 02.33 AMby aperfectdream

    what was the bra pattern you used and where can I get one? :) I’ve been looking all over for a bullet bra pattern. Thanks

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      Sep 21, 2010, 06.26 AMby latulipenoire

      Hey, it took me ages to find this vintage pattern for a bra, they are not easy to come by. I do often keyword searches in google shopping and you might see one pop up every month or so. Sorry I can’t be more help!

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    Mar 15, 2010, 07.37 PMby wackyblonde

    Very cute. Next time try wash away stabilizer on the button holes, a complete lifesaver for slippery fabrics.

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    • Anna_large

      Mar 16, 2010, 08.39 AMby latulipenoire

      Hey, thanks! I’ll try that!

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    Mar 15, 2010, 05.11 PMby misssylver

    It’s so pretty!

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