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1940 – 1950s Bra & Garter Belt + Free Patterns

1940s 1950s Bra And Garter Belt + Free Patterns-24

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that we’re clearing out Grandma’s house at the moment. And I found some of her lingerie: bras and garter belts! They’re probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s. The bras have the characteristic, pointy, conical bullet bra shape of the 1950s – but not as exaggerated as some of the 1950s bras.


And if you want to sew your own pin-up bra or vintage garter belt, I traced the patterns of two of the bras and of one of the garter belts. You can download the patterns for free and adjust them to your size. Continue reading 1940 – 1950s Bra & Garter Belt + Free Patterns

Edwardian Belt

Hand Sewn Edwardian Dip Waist Belt Hooks Eyes Boning Invisible Stitches

‘Belts […] are made in girdle from, pointed in the front and as deep as the figure will permit’. (San Francisco Call, 1903)

I made the Edwardian dip waist belt for my Edwardian lingerie dress which I’m currently sewing. The dress will be a white muslin and Valenciennes lace dress worn over a mint green camisole and petticoat. Last year I started making the muslin and lace blouse – the bodice of the dress: however, some lace inserts and the sleeve ruffles are still missing. My Edwardian belt will later be worn over the white muslin and lace dress. Continue reading Edwardian Belt