I’m over the moon that we’ve finally made our initial range of garment patterns available to shop! These were initially created for our Kickstarter fundraiser, and they proved to be one our most popular rewards. Getting these ready for general release has been a bit of a challenge, but we got there in the end.

The Underpinnings Museum 1920-50s Bra Pattern Pack: 3 patterns for £25

The patterns are all taken from original archive garments from our collection, dating between the 1900s and 1950s. There are currently four packs on offer: bras, knickers, suspenders and a corset, all costing between £15-25. All proceeds from these patterns go directly back into the museum, to bring you more beautiful historic objects and fascinating exhibitions.

Silk & lace padded mid-bust corset with suspenders – interior view.
Photography by Tigz Rice Studios

Each pattern pack is accompanied by all the information that you could possibly need to recreate these garments accurately: high resolution digital photos of the original garments, detailed technical drawings and extensive stitching and material instructions.

I’ve already spotted a few people experimenting with our patterns on social media. It’s so exciting to see these vintage garments being brought back to life in new and creative ways!


We will be adding to the range of patterns available as time goes by, but in the meantime you can shop our first four options here. I’m pondering which garments to start working on next, and I’m currently leaning towards either a pack of 1950s quarter cup bras, a 1950s cupped corselette, or some more Edwardian corsets (albeit slightly simpler style lines than the one that’s already been patterned!). What would you like to see patterned?