Our first bra-makers challenge of 2020 is to re-create the iconic Bullet bra of the 40s and 50s. With its distinctive cone shaped cups and circular stitching, it was “the” bra for any sweater girl of the times. We challenge you to re-create a Bullet Bra in today’s fabrics. Poodle skirt, anyone?

To help you out, we’ve got a blog post planned that will help you re-draft and modify the Classic bra pattern into a Bullet Bra. Plus some tips (no pun intended) for sewing it up!

The rules for the Ultimate Bra-making Challenge are, as always quite simple: the garment must be made in 2020. It can be any type of intimate apparel (in this case, a Bullet Bra), made of any fabric, using any of the Pin-up Girls patterns or a modified Pin-up Girl pattern or a draft using instructions from either of the Bra-makers Manuals.

It doesn’t have to be for you, and it doesn’t have to be modeled on a real person (although if it is, be sure that person is ok with us showing the picture on social media.) We ask that you submit the photos and a short description of the garment (including what pattern you used, and what construction details we should know about) to [email protected] before the last day of the month. One winner will be chosen by random draw after the first day of the following month on Facebook Live.

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