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I really need something that bring sme instant gratification those days, problem is : all the projects that HAVE to be done are on the time-consuming side.
But at last, I got one small item done. The 1920s bra is finished !

It squishes me almost completely flat, as desired, and is relatively comfortable for my sensitive ribcage. It's definitely thicker than a modern bra, so I'm a little more conscious of what I'm wearing. The outside and the binding are poly satin, the inside is white coutil. The ends of the bra and the places where the buttonholes and buttons go have been reinforced with a second layer of coutil.
Please don't pay attention to the variosu pencil marks, I'll have to wash those away ;)

I'm pleased with it, except for one little problem :

The dress isn't hemmed anywhere, so there'd be even more bra peaking out of the neckline. I think I'll add a small fabric band here...

I have found a red glass pearls necklace to go with the dress, but I'll have to find some other shoes. The sole of one of the pretty gray ones I had is cracked... :(

on 2008-03-24 08:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Wow!! Looks great! :-) and I really really want one now... ;-)

on 2008-03-25 09:07 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I heard you ! I'm taking care of scanning the pattern this week, promised !

on 2008-03-25 01:02 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
oh, oh, *bounce*bounce* can't wait! :-D (not that I meant to push you... but I'm looking forward to the result anyway ;-) )

on 2008-03-25 01:24 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
That's fantastic! I so need to make myself one of those. Did you use a pattern or did you draft it from scratch?

on 2008-03-25 09:10 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thank you !

I adapted a pattern from Beyers grosses Lexikon der Wäsche (it's a reprint from a 1920 book). I'll post my version here soon.

on 2008-03-25 01:56 am (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile]
Too cool! I want one! Is it very hard to get into by yourself?

Oh, this is just so very neat.

on 2008-03-25 09:12 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
No, it's quite easy. Put it around your waist, with the front in your back. Button everything. Put it up and slide your arms under the straps. Check the girls are comfortably held. Boobage disappearance !

on 2008-03-25 02:45 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
That looks awesome! Glad to see you finished your 20's bra, it turned out really nicely.

on 2008-03-25 09:13 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thank you ! I'm glad I made some visible progress at last !

on 2008-03-25 03:11 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
It looks great! BUt that does suck that you have to fix your dress, but I think a band of color will look very nice.

on 2008-03-25 09:14 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thanks ! I'll just add a little piece of fabric and will hide the joint behind beads. At least that's the plan, we'll see how far I go with the beading...

on 2008-03-26 10:03 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I want one!!! The silhouette is just perfect!
Sorry to hear that the dress now needs work - hope it doesn't take much to fix!

on 2008-03-26 07:54 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thank you ! I'll post the pattern soon, it's almost a bandeau, juste a little rounded in the front.
I think the dress fix will be easy. At least compared to the beading...


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