I love this kitchy vintage pattern, burda re-issue 7109. A loose fitting top with bloomers! I used a silk cotton blend with yellow flowers which is super soft, but very sheer! I underlined just the front of the top with a cotton voile. It goes perfectly with my feather slippers!
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As part of the Show Off Your Skivvies Challenge, I made a pair of French knickers and a matching pajama top. I got both patterns from Vera Venus, but I mixed genres somewhat. The knickers are based on 1940s patterns and the top is from the 1930s.
I love the patterns but I cut them a bit too small and had to improvise with the lace to make inserts and also make it a bit stretchier. The top is still a bit too tight, but the knickers are perfect!
Also, I had no idea that knickers were once considered a form of undies – I thought they were mostly lounge clothes!
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Vintage 1950's Perma Lift
Okay, Ladies! Let’s talk brassieres! The more vintage sewing I do, the more I hate my bras. The grapefruit shaped T shirt bra just looks all wrong. So, here’s the $64,000 question. What sort of shape do you prefer under your vintage style clothes? Do you go all out for the torpedo shaped bullet bra or is that just too much? I personally like a 1940′s shape, which is right between the grapefruit and torpedo. Sort of like the brassiere equivalent of Goldilocks. Just right! Have any of you made your own bras? Would you buy a vintage style bra pattern? Thoughts?