Update: current and future group challenges

I just wanted to let y’all know what I’m doing.  I took in Butterick 5603 and I feel much better about it.

I started working on Brittany from www.vavoomvintageblog.com/‎ ‘s bullet bra pattern.  Brittany has published her pattern in C and DD cup sizes and has plans to expand to other sizes after she tests them on real, live ladies.  My size is considerably larger than DD, but in her sew-along posts, she gives clear instructions for grading the cup.  So far, so good.  I am mostly done, just waiting on some specialty notions.  Since no company makes bullet bras in my size, I’m very happy to have access to a pattern to make my own and am very appreciative that she has released this as a free pattern.  Just a warning if you decide to tackle this yourself, assembly is easy but the cup topstitching takes all day.

VaVoom bullet bra

The other exciting project is the Knit for Victory knit-along hosted by Tasha at http://bygumbygolly.com.   Like the Sew for Victory sew-along, the knit-along is focused on 1940s knitting.  I always knit faster with a knit-along, so I’m happy to join.  My only problem is deciding on a project.  Do I knit something to fill in a wardrobe gap or do I knit something fun?  If I wanted to fill in a wardrobe gap, I’d knit this vest in black or grey.

cable vest

On the other hand, how cute is this polka dot blouse?  I might do burgundy with grey dots or dark green with white or pale yellow dots.

polka dot blouse

Or this cutey, maybe in black for the body and pink for the top contrast?

bow blouse

I plan on buying yarn by the end of the week, so I have a few days to decide.


About andreahg

I'm a stay-at-home wife and mom to two boys, a cat and two rough collies. I love to sew and knit with vintage patterns, primarly from the WWII era.
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5 Responses to Update: current and future group challenges

  1. Stephanie says:

    Oh goodness! All of the knitting patterns are so cute! I’d have a hard time deciding too!

  2. Isis says:

    I haven’t had time to test Bettany’s bra pattern yet, but I plan to! I have 36HHH in bras, which makes it a bit of a hassle to find any kind of bra, so I have hopes of enlarging this one.

  3. Mia says:

    Thank you for this post. I’m going to try making a bullet bra tomorrow. I’m an F cup and am hoping to make a longline bra…I hate how modern bras make indentations on our silhouettes. I can just imagine the look on my aunt’s and mother’s faces if they knew I was trying a bullet bra!!!

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