Patterns for lingerie?

by Shanna on September 11, 2012 · 5 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I’ve seen different patterns for lingerie but nothing that I’m looking for. Heres an idea. Its an all in one girdle i think. I’m trying to find similar patterns (whether it be bras, girdles…etc) But if you have one for an all in one then thats the best. Can you help me out?

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Angela W. September 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Hi Shanna!
May I suggest starting here?:
I haven’t tried her patterns yet, but I believe she does sew-a-longs as well (not entirely sure though!)
Good luck.


Chastity Senek September 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Mrs. Depew is great! She does do sew a longs on her blog and she’s great to ask for advice. you could also check out


picaropicara September 11, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I always call that a corselette although I don’t know if it’s the right term. You could try Foundations Revealed, a sewing website dedicated to lingerie and undergarments. I believe a gentleman did a walk through for drafting your own pattern for these, then altering it for girdles, merry widows, longline bras etc. It is a pay site, but if I remember rightly there is the option for a free trial.


Jayne September 12, 2012 at 3:15 am

Everyone beat me to it.


lisa September 12, 2012 at 4:53 am

A book called Vintage Lingerie, Historical patterns and techniques by Jill Salen has plenty of patterns including a corselet dated 1950. They are graph patterns and only limited instructions however.


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