So as I’m doing the HSF (which is now historical sew monthly) and the first theme is Foundations I thought I’d try making a 1930s/40s bra (and girdle..but that’s another subject). Anyway started with the pattern in Vintage Lingerie by Jill Salen. I sort of combined both patterns. I draped the basic pattern.
Below is the result.
Now I found a few issues caused by I think maybe having too much elastic at the back and having such a difference between bust and underbust measurements. It was gapping at the underbust and I was a little worried about ‘migration’. So I added a drawstring to make the band more snug. Which is different from the originals.
Has anyone else here made up either pattern? Have you upscaled it to a larger cup size? Do you have any suggestions of modifications that might help the fit?
I think when finished it will end up as a bikini top. lol!