Vintage Lingerie

30 Patterns Based on Period Garments Plus Finishing Techniques

Jill Salen

St. Martin's Griffin

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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.

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Jill Salen

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.

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

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
February 2012
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780312645397
ISBN10: 0312645392
9 x 11 inches, 128 pages, Includes 40 color photos and over 60 b&w illustrations throughout
$29.99
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