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Va-Voom Bullet Bra Sew-Along and Free Pattern



Enjoy my free sewing pattern for the Va-Voom Bullet Bra, along with with the bullet bra sew-along
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my first home sewn bullet bra

my bullet bra collection

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9 Responses to “Va-Voom Bullet Bra Sew-Along and Free Pattern”

  1. THIS bra makes me want to sew my own bras, so I can have outrageously pretty bras TOO!!! :)

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  2. Thanks for your pattern and instructions! I'm still new to machine sewing and adjusting patterns, but after four tries with minor adjustments each time( I was using some of my husband's old shirts to practise on LOL) I have a wonderful bra that fits! I'm hoping to never buy a bra again :D

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  4. I have a couple of dresses from the 40s/50s era that I am so excited to try with a bullet bra once I make one...the dresses look lovely on me but the darts are off with modern undergarments.

    Is there a pattern for padding for the bras?

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  5. Does the fabric have to stretch?

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    1. Nope! I used quilters cotton for mine! Very comfy and breathable in the summer :)

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  6. Hello Brittany,

    First, I want to thank you for this pattern.

    I'm not a very standard bra size... 30C. I end up buying A, B or C depending on cut. With that being said, I'm making the C cup pattern in a thin satin/spandex. I've made the muslin, everything seemed fine.

    I've sewn the spiral on the cups and the tip looks like a droopy nipple when draped over me. Prior to the spiral, it seemed like it was going to fit beautifully.

    I'm mulling over these possibilities
    A: my breast comes in a little too short, and I should alter the pattern.
    B: the spiral needs to be very tight at the apex point.
    C: perhaps I should ditch the spiral and use lines.

    Wondering if you have insight into remedying a droopy tip.

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    1. I do! Most breasts can't fill out that tiny tip so women made bullet bra pads back then to fill them out! There's a you tube video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1B8gmN3kPo

      You can also ditch the spiral stitching all together. Its a great 40s shape without. Maybe even sew a much larger spiral so its less pointy?

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