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1940's Bra

Added Aug 16, 2012

by luxperdiem

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I finally got my wearable muslin together. I used a cotton lawn. Overall it’s pretty darn comfy. More a bralette than actual bra though, especially for us more well endowed ladies. I didn’t line it since this was a muslin, and just finished the seam edges on the inside. The fit is pretty spot on, and I can’t wait to do sew a more finished version.

For more pictures go here>>> http://mylife.luxperdiem.com/2012/08/vv-1940s-bra.html

Material Notes

cotton lawn, bias tape, elastic, poly thread




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 16, 2012, 04.06 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Oh my Lord!! Thank you

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    Aug 16, 2012, 03.46 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Beautiful detailing. I’m not into 40-50’s look but this is something I would die to wear . Where did you get the pattern from? I wouldn’t be able to make this delicate number even if I did have a pattern but I’d like to see it anyways :) good job!

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    Aug 16, 2012, 01.46 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab!! I.d love to wear something like this under my dresses. i think having nice undies boosts you xx

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    Aug 16, 2012, 01.37 PMby Milena Bella

    Oh yes, I know that pattern! I am still thinking of purchasing it, cause of the price and the shipping. But having it drafted for your measurements is a treat.. She is a talented woman Vera Venus, I posted about her patterns a while ago. Great job, I’ll be looking forward to further developments :) And thank you for the explanation!

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    Aug 16, 2012, 01.18 PMby Milena Bella

    I very happy to see this project, cause I’m sort of studying the whole vintage lingerie theme and 40’s bras in particular. I saw this cup support detail in many places. Could you elaborate a bit more? Did you use a pattern? What is this detail? Just stitches on the cup or a separated piece of fabric? I would really appreciate it, thank you!

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      Aug 16, 2012, 01.30 PMby luxperdiem

      I purchased a pattern from an independent seller! It’s not cheap but is custom drafted to your measurements. The cup supports are separate pieces of fabric stitched to the right side of the fabric with the seam allowance pressed under.

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