Vintage Style 1940's Bra Pattern 2008 »
InstructionsBias tape is my mortal enemy - I can never get the ends looking right no matter how many techniques I try. Though I followed the instructions, I would suggest attaching the bands to the cups only to about 1 in. from the edge of the cup, then attaching the bias binding, then finishing the seam to the edge of the band. That way, the edge of the bias tape is hidden in the bra band instead of ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Romantic, Retro / Vintage
Cotton, lace, ribbon, pearl snaps
What was your inspiration?
The Pauline Tap Panties - you always need matching undergarments! And I know, cotton is boring for undergarments, but it works for me right now! With 2 young kids at home, hand washing delicate materials never gets done - Cotton can just be thrown in the wash! In a few years I'll have more delicate and luxurious undergarments. :)
What are you most proud of?
Most proud that it fits really well! I also love the pearl snaps (I have tons of them from clothes projects from my daughter).
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
See my instructions if bias tape is your mortal enemy. :) Other than that, Mrs. Depew's instructions are easy to follow.