VV 1940s Brassiere Pattern

A newly drafted sewing pattern inspired by a late 30’s-early 1940s brassiere from my personal collection of vintage clothing. It gives a slightly pointed silhouette (but is not a bullet bra), supports without underwires and gives a period  bust shape under 30’s & early 40’s style clothing. The pattern can be lengthened to make a great hot weather top too.

VV brassiere line drawing

PDF (Digital) Pattern: price £6.50  (exchange rates as of Aug. 1st 2016 approx. $8.65 USA, 7.70 EUR, 11.35 Au.) Please note the price is for a single size, it is not a multisite pattern.

Skill level:  Advanced Beginner and above

You will receive an A2 pdf pattern (16 1/2 x 23 3/8 inches) in your chosen pattern size as well as the 9 page thorough instructions pdf with many photos of a bra in progress. By following the tutorial even less experienced sewers will get good results after a practise bra or two. More advanced sewers can easily adapt the making method to suit themselves.

The pattern can be printed full size at a copy shop (USA copy shops should use Arch 3 size paper) or alternatively can easily be tiled on a home printer using the poster option in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. Linux users can try PosteRazor for tiling. Or just get in touch with me as I can do a pre-tiled pattern if really needed.

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PATTERN REVIEWS:

Sian of Rebel Angel blog wrote a lovely review about her experience of making this bra. You can read her post and see  photos here.

E W Lingerie blog has a nice review too.

You can see another bra version  here by Meadow of Duchess Trading.

Comments from happy bra makers:

The size you sent is absolutely perfect. I’ve just done a quick toile and it fits really well, and is so, so flattering. I can’t wait to make it up in a lovely fabric. Thank you! –Lorna”

“I love the pattern! I’ve gotten the fit spot on, I just need to nip a bit from the seams along the sides of the cups and the fit is perfect, but now I can’t stop making them! Thank you for designing such an excellent pattern. Best, –Liberty”

“Hello! I love the bra pattern! The instructions are well done, and I love the shape. –Chessa”

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PATTERN SIZE AND MEASURING:    
This bra pattern is not sized the same as commercial bras!
To to select your pattern size have a tape measure handy and refer to my
 (a pdf which can be viewed on-screen or printed) for measuring and finding your Band and Cup size. It is very simple to do. As it isn’t possible for a pattern to be ‘just right’ for every body type and after a trial bra you feel a cup size up or down would be a better fit I will send a replacement pattern at no extra cost. There are no refunds given once a pattern has been emailed so do ask for help with sizing if you are unsure about choosing as it is not a multisize pattern. When ordering it will be helpful if you could also add your actual measurements and modern bra size in the Comment box.
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 ORDERING:

So, if my 1940’s style Brassiere is the pattern you have been looking for just fill in the form below. I’ll then email you a PayPal invoice .  Within 24 hours  (usually much less) of receiving payment your pattern and the tutorial pdf will be emailed directly to you.
If payment is not received within 3 days and no contact has been made from the purchaser, then I will cancel the invoice.

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