RH1370 — 1930s Kestos-style Flapper Brassiere sewing pattern

RH1370 — 1930s Kestos-style Flapper Brassiere sewing pattern

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Make yourself the perfect Flapper Bra to wear under all your 1920s and 30s dresses!

The Kestos brand was a British lingerie brand founded in 1925 by Rosamund Lilian Klin. It was the first bra to feature two separate cups (although "cups" is quite an exaggeration).

Based on an original Kestos bra from the 1930s, these bras are the essential underthings for diaphanous 1930s dresses. Easy to make. Exremely comfortable to wear. The elastic bands wrap around the back and close under the bust with two buttons.

Fits busts 28" to 48". All sizes in one envelope.

IMPORTANT:  This bra is not designed to offer any bust support.  It is a lingerie bra, meant to take the place of a slip upper half or camisole with added shaping for the bust.

Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.

Suggested Fabrics: silk satin, charmeuse, rayon, cotton, silk handkerchiefs can be used
Notions: hooks and eyes and buttons for closure
Yardage Requirements: 1 yard at least 45" wide