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.
PDF Pattern: price £6.50 (exchange rates as of Aug. 1st 2016 approx. $8.65 USA, 7.70 EUR, 11.35 Au.)
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.
You can see another 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”