Bra Top

by rockabillykitten on June 23, 2013 · 7 comments

in 1950s

I love the look of PUG’s bra tops but was not OK with spending $60 on one item of clothing. So I decided to make one. I also had some super cute new clip on earings and Bakelite that I wanted to match up with an outfit. So my stripe-y creation was born! If you want to read more about the complete outfit check it out here!

Bra Top-

I wanted it to look something like this: (not in polka dots)


And I got something that looked like this: (What do you think?)

The Facts
Fabric: Kona heavy cotton. $7 a yard.
Lining- Same as the outter construction.
Pattern: McCalls 6350. I love this pattern because you can select your cup size. Why haven’t other companies picked up on this??
Year: modern pattern.
Notions: zipper that separates, boning, bias tape (I had to use some because I got in a jam with the hem).
Changes: Well, I did not make it dress :) and added thicker straps.

I followed the manufacturers details pretty much to the T. I added about 3 inches to the length of the bodice. The added 3 inches was still not enough. Therefore I added the bias tape to hem the bottom of the top. When it came to adding the zipper I made a mistake and already understiched the very top of the, well top. So the zipper needed some magic (some shoving and pinning). It ended up just fine. The zipper top pokes me a little, but I am working on softening it up.

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mariebayarea June 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm



P June 24, 2013 at 2:21 am

Oooh! So pretty! I want one…:)


Isis June 24, 2013 at 11:17 am

It looks very nice and I’d love to see more pictures of it!


rockabillykitten June 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

There are some more pictures of the top on my blog at


Annie June 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm

It’s so pretty. Love it!


Bex June 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Love this – looks great!


ohthatlily June 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Looks great! Very flattering and such a fun top!


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