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Bra From Vintage German Pattern Magazine

Added Oct 31, 2010

by latulipenoire

Seaside, Califor...






I made this bstenhalter using a great German vintage pattern magazine from 1936. I had to do a lot of tracing, translating, and guess work but it was worth it!
I still couldn’t get past some of the special script used in older German texts. If anyone has any suggestions for translating tips, I’d be happy to hear them (I don’t speak any German yet!)

You can read more about this and my other sewing projects at my blog A Few Threads Loose at http://afewthreadsloose.blogspot.com/2010/10/buftenhalter.html

(thanks for the notes on corrections, they really helped!)

Material Notes

I used some lovely unidentified fabric that I snagged at a thrift shop in the states, some salvaged vintage lace, made my own bias tape, and lined this little baby with black satin.




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Mar 17, 2011, 06.40 AMby Zyanya Walker

    oh so lovely! I wish I owned this lovely pattern!

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    Nov 3, 2010, 10.30 AMby varenoea

    Here’s how to do it: Share these beautiful patterns with me, and I translate them for you! :)

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    Nov 1, 2010, 06.28 AMby lemadrid


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    Oct 31, 2010, 11.20 PMby hnolde

    Your bra came out so beautiful and dainty! And what a lot of patience to figure out directions in a foreign language. The only thing that strikes me translationswise is that it’s a büStenhalter, not büFtenhalter. Old scripts often have 2 types of “s”. Any “s” at the end of words looks like a modern “s”, but any “s” in the middle of a word looks a lot like an “f” – however, if you compare it to an actual “f” in the same script it’s a bit different. This sounds like random trivia, but mixing up “s” and “f” could make it hard to find translations… though it looks like you don’t need them – this really came out lovely!

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