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This is an amazing pattern based on a vintage lingerie set from a 1950's French magazine. The bra can be made in two ways, either in a regular or long line version. The long-line/ corselet version has a side closure and is intended for added support and avoiding any unsightly bulges under one's clothes.
The regular bra has a back closure.

A paper version of this pattern is available here:

The patterns come with several sizes included from a 35"- 38" Bust.
Patterns from the 1940's didn't have cup measurements. Instead, they used the full over-bust measurement (rather than your under bust as in most modern bras). There are notations on the pattern that show where to add or subtract for a better fit around the breast, but other cup sizes aren't included in the pattern.

Difficulty level: intermediate
The instructions are in English.

Fabric requirements: 3/4 yard.
We recommend using non stretch fabrics with this pattern, or fabrics with no more than 10% stretch included. Light to medium weight satins, soft cottons and rayons are wonderful with this pattern.

PLEASE NOTE: There are two copies of this pattern available in our shop. Both are labelled 2001 but feature different art as their main images. These patterns are exactly the same so please be careful that you don't purchase both by accident!

To see several versions of this bra already sewn, check out the pattern on Craftsy:

You can find a reproduction bra back closure very popular for French lingerie of this era here:

You might also want to check out Underwear and Lingerie, a how-to sew lingerie e-book with everything you'll ever need to know!

INSTANT DOWNLOAD: Your purchase will be available for download the second your payment clears through Etsy. Simply follow the email sent to you, or click on <Your Account>, then <Purchases> and under your receipt, <Files Ready to Download>.

Printing a PDF is easy. Just open, hit print, and make sure that your printer scale is set to 100% (this should be the default setting in most cases).

Copyright Mrs. Depew Vintage, 2012. All Rights Reserved.
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Vintage Sewing Pattern French Ladies 1950's Pinup Bra PDF Printable Multisize Depew 2001 -INSTANT DOWNLOAD-


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