WeSewRetro.com

Vintage Patterns - Vintage Fabric - Vintage Style
1930s | Embroidery | Lingerie | Pattern Drafting | Vintage Sewing

A Completely Reversible 1930’s Silk Brassiere

August 25, 2014

Sewing #610
Recently I’ve been on a complete lingerie sewing bender! I made a silk crepe de chine bra and was so delighted with the comfort and luxury of it that I decided to host a sew-along and make a few more.

IMG_7046

I started with the fabric from an old pair of silk charmeuse pajama pants that hadn’t survived my restless sleeping for long, and then found a lovely black silk blouse at a thrift shop for the lining (can you tell my fabric order was woefully late in arriving?).

For the pattern, I used my 1930’s French Brassiere reproduction pattern and I couldn’t be happier with how well this bra fits!

I’m a huge fan of using historically accurate sewing and embellishment techniques so I included a few tutorials on adding spiderweb silk roses and French knots, covered truing darts, adding straps and closure options, and voila! A completely reversible silk bra!

IMG_7575

IMG_7565

IMG_7590  IMG_7595

Depending on the top I’m wearing, I can wear the bra in blue or black to suit my fashion needs and if I wear a really low-cut top (not that I have so many of those) the rosettes and French knots are a lovely little accent to peak out of my neckline.

If you would like to join in (it’s never to late and I’m always happy to answer questions!) or if you would just like to learn a few bra sewing techniques, you can find every step of the sew-along here, on my blog A Few Threads Loose.

Happy Sewing!

Anna Signature

 

  1. These are really nice. I’m always interested in period undergarments but many bras from the first half of the 20th century seem a bit… ehmm… sketchy. That makes it especially interesting that you have been able to make these work so well.
    I’ll go to your blog straight away because I’m really curious about the back. Which should show how this bra is kept in place.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.