From 1920s French knickers to 1950s pin-up brassieres, these fabulous vintage pieces chart the progression of lingerie over the last 120 years. The book covers a range of fascinating garments, including 1890s corsets, 1940s garter belts and basques, 1950s New Look girdles, brassieres, knickers and much more. The book includes 30 fully annotated working patterns alongside drawings, photographs and practical advice on any feature or alteration necessary for making up the garments. For any costume designer working on stage or screen, the historically accurate patterns are an essential for capturing the classic shapes of any period. Fashion students and historians will find the period details and historical background of each garment an invaluable resource. Whether you need to construct a historically accurate period garment or simply wish to channel your inner 1950s starlet, this is the book for you.
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 brasi...
Detailed illustrations and photographs of over 300 exquisite lace samples and designs created over past 500 years. Delicate masterpieces depict human and mythical figures, filigree designs of hearts and flowers, beautiful floral and foliate motifs, and more. Royalty-free designs from elegant borders, edgings, collars, doilies, much else.
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"Features the patterns, techniques and history of over 20 historically correct corsets, ranging from the 1750s to 1950, from boned corsets, ribbon corsets and basques to the more recent 1949 satin corsets."--Provided by publisher.
With just a sewing machine and some inexpensive materials, learn how to make your own truly unique knickers, bras and camisoles. Work your way up from super easy Tie-side pants that can be customised in endless ways, to sewing with silk, tulle and other delicate fabrics. With 25 projects and full sized patterns included, you can personalise your makes to suit your shape, size and style, from a Lace Thong and Chiffon Camisole to a Satin Soft-cup Bra and Wedding Garters, explore the vast scope for personal, creative expression in traditionally private items of clothing, whether making them for yourself or as a gift.
This new edition of a popular tailoring guide is double in size, adds color photography, and features new and speedier techniques that embrace fusible interfacing and an all-machine-sewn lining technique used in ready-to-wear. More than 700 photos and illustrations accompany instructions detailed enough to allow a beginner who has never taken a sewing class to glide through chapters on patterns and fabrics, proper cutting and marking, methods for pressing and seam finishing, and how-tos that ensure a perfect fit. The choice and tailoring of collars, buttonholes, pockets, and mitered back vents are shown to create individuality and flair, while special sections provide information about stripes and plaids, men's jackets, finishing touches, and helpful tools and notions.--From publisher description.
This set contains a complete wardrobe of authentic women's styles from the late 1870s and early 1880s. This "natural form" silhouette, with its slender bodice, graceful drapery, and flowing train, is one of the most elegant of the 19th century. It is a rich pattern source for those who create period costume for theater, film, living history, reenactment, bridal wear, or dolls. It's a valuable identification and dating tool for costume historians and vintage clothing collectors.
Featuring over 25 swimming costumes, two-piece garments and bikinis from 1880 to 1970, these historically accurate patterns include garments for women, men and children. The annotated patterns are accompanied by photographs and practical advice on making up.