With some money I had at Christmas time, I bought a bullet bra from What Katie Did. I love the shape it gives under vintage dresses; it's amazing how much difference it makes to how the dress fits. Since I find What Katie Did lingerie to be a little pricey on my budget, I decided that I'd also like a cheaper everyday bullet bra to wear so that I could keep my What Katie Did bra for best.
When I had an afternoon to spare, I grabbed some scrap fabric and worked my way through Brittany at Va-Voom Vintage's bullet bra tutorial. I found it pretty easy to make even with my own minimal sewing skills, and a great way to practice some basic techniques. The hardest part I found was getting the spiral stitching on the cups even - you can see if you look closely that it's a little wonky in places.
I sewed the smaller size available which is the C-cup pattern. I also happened to have some straps which came from an old bra where the straps were interchangeable. I'm pretty happy with the fit of the bra overall (especially considering I sewed it myself) although I could have done with making a smaller cup size. I am on the lookout for a pattern to make some pads to improve the fit, although the site I found which looks like it had a good pattern redirects to an adult site, so I don't know if it might have been hacked or something.
As it is, the bra won't be totally wearable until I've sorted out some sort of padding for it, but I'm really looking forward to wearing it at some point. (I did consider the What Katie Did bullet bra pads but having read the reviews I am not certain they will be the right shape to help in this case).
Did anyone else have a go at this during the original sew-along?