I’ve recently picked up some bra making skills (as documented on my blog) and am so excited that I can now experiment with different vintage bra shapes.

I also discovered a great site for retro lovers, called Foundations Revealed, which has various articles on how to draft and make retro bra styles (although the majority of the site is dedicated to corsetry). Most articles are only available for paying members, so I decided to become a paying memeber for a while and devoured all the articles on retro bra drafting and construction. I ended up drafting and sewing my own bullet bra. Yeah!

I practised both fitting and construction on a trial bra and then made this much more successful second one. Still not a perfect fit but very much improved. This was so much fun that I’m planning to make many more vintage-inspired bras in the new year.

Happy sewing!

And for more on this bullet bra, you can read my blog post here.

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Stephanie December 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Look amazing!

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Lauriana December 14, 2013 at 8:37 am

Wow, that’s seriously impressive!

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Katherine December 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Seems like a bra is one of the hardest projects, to me. Seriously impressed you drafted this yourself!

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