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Vintage Lingerie : 30 Patterns Based on Period Garments Plus Finishing Techniques - Jill Salen

Vintage Lingerie

30 Patterns Based on Period Garments Plus Finishing Techniques


Published: 14th February 2011
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Vintage Lingerie includes 30 beautiful and historically accurate examples of period lingerie from 1850 to 1970, covering a range of fabulous vintage pieces from 1920s French knickers to 1950s pin-up brassieres. It includes corsets, brassieres, girdles, petticoats, and much more.-Each stunning example is accompanied by a full working pattern, photographs and drawings, plus a historical overview giving an invaluable insight into making up these period pieces.

Two step-by-step projects both guide and inspire the beginner costume maker, while practical advice is also given, from attaching hooks and eyes to embellishing with embroidered detail. From 1920s French knickers to 1950s pin-up brasieres, these fabulous vintage pieces chart the progression of lingerie over the last century. The book covers a range of fascinating garments, including 1890s corsets, 1940s garter belts, 1950s New Look girdles, brassieres, and much more. The book includes 30 fully annotated working patterns alongside drawings, photographs, and practical advice on making up the garments. For fashion and costume students and costume designers working on stage or screen, the historically accurate patterns are essential for capturing the classic shapes of any period.

Students and historians will find the period details and historical background of each garment an invluable resource. Whether you need to construct a historically accurate period garment or simply wish to channel your inner 1950s starlet, this book is for you.

About the Author

Jill Salen is a costume maker who is widely employed in the theatrical costume industry. She has made costumes for many clients including the Globe theatre in London. She is a lecturer in costume at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has been measuring and producing patterns of period garments from private and museum colections for many years.


Great history lesson, useless patterns


If you are interested in actually learning to draft lingerie, don't get this book. This is more of a history lesson and has some interesting pieces in it but the patterns are scratchy and hand drawn on grid paper and you are expected to either photo copy them to be bigger or re-sketch even though there is not enough information provided to do that.


Vintage Lingerie

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ISBN: 9780312645397
ISBN-10: 0312645392
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 14th February 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.8 x 23.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.82