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Vintage Lingerie by Jill Salen

Vintage Lingerie by Jill Salen

Featured in Threads magazine, issue 166, Vintage Lingerie by Jill Salen (St. Martin's Griffin, 2011) explores lingerie knickers in the 1920s knickers to pin-up brassieres in the 1950s. The book includes information about a broad range of vintage lingerie garments from the last century. The book also covers topics such as corsets, garter belts, girdles, brassieres, and much more.

Thirty patterns along with pictures, annotations, and drawings will make your sewing experience easier. Each pattern also includes an historical overview, giving invaluable insight into these pieces. This book would be great for fashion and costume students, costume designers, or if you simply wish to create an historically accurate period garment.

Tell us why you would like to win this book in the comment section below, and you might be lucky enough to be the winner! The deadline for your comments is Friday, March 22, 11:59 PM EST and the winner will be chosen during the week of March 25. The winner will be sent a winning email notification. Good luck!


Comments (132)

user-2916465 user-2916465 writes: I love to study the vintage garments. Vintage sewing techniques are amazing!
Posted: 3:18 am on October 3rd

sweetserenity sweetserenity writes: I love vintage. Would love to have this book for my library.
Posted: 9:24 am on September 30th

Lynt Lynt writes: I am doing a project for my Tafe course on vintage lingerie. This book would be great insight for my studies.i would live to make some of these garments as I much prefer them to the limited choices we now have available in stores here. I can't wait to read it . Lynt

Posted: 9:27 pm on May 26th

Marty_Marie Marty_Marie writes: I love vintage under garments and would like to venture into lingerie
Posted: 12:30 pm on May 17th

HappyGenny HappyGenny writes: Hi there, and thanks for the opportunity!

I'd love to win this book because I adore old-school vintage clothes. I also need to wear them - I've been blessed/cursed with such an old movie style 'look' that anything else looks out of place on me. The reason this is so important to me NOW is that after a very long recovery from an accident, I'm finally well and out in the world again. I've been working out, have lost 20lbs and finally got my old-fashioned bod back (although NOTHING fits!) I finally feel like a woman again and am dating for the first time in 15(!) years. I suppose that it's been so long that I just want to feel sexy in a way that suits me. Vintage lingerie would be exactly the ticket.

Please, please let me win this book. I simply can't afford to buy this stuff, and it would go a long way to making me feel pretty.

Thanks so much!
Posted: 1:50 am on April 28th

terryabc terryabc writes: Would love to win this book!
Posted: 10:11 am on March 27th

BetinaCecilia BetinaCecilia writes: I would love to try some of these patterns! I think I would have to have a sewing party with some friends if I won this book!
Posted: 10:31 am on March 24th

sewcheck sewcheck writes: I have made a few pieces of lingerie and recently found a slip belonging to my mother. I certainly would like to replicate it and make other vintage "intimates". This book would go a long way to help in that goal.
Posted: 4:38 pm on March 23rd

Karen61 Karen61 writes: From no drawers to high waisted boned girdles all within two hundred years - the history of women's underwear is amazing, and it's not over by a long stretch of elastic! As a historian and an amateur seamstress this book facinates me, and I'd love to win a copy so that I could capture some of that vintage magic.
Posted: 2:52 pm on March 23rd

MsHem MsHem writes: What a great way to follow history& learn about foundations.

Posted: 9:04 pm on March 22nd

kuzco kuzco writes: How fun! Old school lingerie really rocks a curvy body, so what a delight to enjoy a great read and design some stylie :) underpinnings ~ Thanks in advance Threads!
Posted: 8:50 pm on March 22nd

Kukana Kukana writes: If I won this book I could make my own lingerie. It is quite expensive, and I love adding my own touches.
Posted: 6:23 pm on March 22nd

Tempest1961 Tempest1961 writes: Vintage Lingerie will complement my day to day sewing. I have always longed for lingerie that takes me back to old movie days. This is a good opportunity for me to make my own. Thanks for the offer
Posted: 5:39 pm on March 22nd

lsmcd lsmcd writes: History and patterns!! What a wonderful addition to my library this book would make.
Posted: 3:39 pm on March 22nd

repool repool writes: I would love to make my own lingerie. It would mean no more clothes riding up (high, skinny waist). I love to learn how women really looked like years, decades ago!
Posted: 3:06 pm on March 22nd

Susan545 Susan545 writes: I'd love to make a vintage inspired slip. They don't make full slips anymore. :(
Posted: 2:27 pm on March 22nd

Misty_Rae Misty_Rae writes: My long term goal is to replace all of my store-bought wardrobe with home-sewn. This book could really help me work towards that goal.
Posted: 2:26 pm on March 22nd

imsewnavy imsewnavy writes: What an interesting book this seems to be! I would love the opportunity to create vintage lingerie! How fun!!
Posted: 2:01 pm on March 22nd

auschick auschick writes: my husband would love it! oops, that's not a very vintage comment! ;-)
Posted: 1:46 pm on March 22nd

JmTokunaga JmTokunaga writes: I'd love to win this because most lingerie today is dull and uninspired! What happened to pretty underthings?
Posted: 12:50 pm on March 22nd

2tango 2tango writes: Looks Delicious!! I would love to make some lingerie for myself and some girlfriends. Its so nice to feel pretty under your clothes as well.
Posted: 12:47 pm on March 22nd

katiebodle katiebodle writes: It would just be fun to see how it all has developed. I love to look at the old fashions to see how evolved . thanks for giving me and all the others a chance to win.
Posted: 12:40 pm on March 22nd

nicolars nicolars writes: I love vintage sewing, and making my own lingerie is something I have recently taken interest in. This book seems perfect for me, I would be so happy and grateful to win it.
Posted: 12:10 pm on March 22nd

Fripperie Fripperie writes: I'd love to make the right underpinnings to go with my vintage patterns!
Posted: 11:52 am on March 22nd

ReneeJ ReneeJ writes: Wow, greatbsubject, vintage lingerie! So much fun to earn to make authentic lingerie, thevway they usedvto make it ack then! This book would be studied from a to z and a big help with my sewing.
Posted: 11:50 am on March 22nd

user-1068810 user-1068810 writes: Just learning to sew, but I have always wanted to make vintage
Clothing. This book would help me reach that goal.
Posted: 11:41 am on March 22nd

doodlebug67 doodlebug67 writes: I love vintage clothes and would love to win this!
Posted: 11:35 am on March 22nd

SansSouci572 SansSouci572 writes: I would love to start making my own lingerie. The other day, I paused in front of a boutique in San Francisco, and the cami was over $500.
That made me even more inspired to finally learn! :) I want to make a cami just like the one in the window!
Posted: 11:24 am on March 22nd

jasst282 jasst282 writes: I'm really interested in this book, I hadn't heard of it before.
Posted: 11:19 am on March 22nd

bluestar bluestar writes: Oh that books looks like so much fun! I've just started sewing some bras and underwear for myself this year, and I would love to make some fun pieces!
Posted: 11:18 am on March 22nd

debit debit writes: I love Lingerie making. I love making bras, and tap pants. Oh I love the possiblities..
Posted: 11:08 am on March 22nd

SilksWithAttitude SilksWithAttitude writes: As a painter of modern silk lingerie and a lover of all things vintage, this would be a fabulous tool to expand my horizons. (and my line!)
Posted: 10:54 pm on March 21st

motherofsons motherofsons writes: Okay, I SO want this book. Could not think of a better thing that would be worth sewing and custom fitting.
Posted: 10:38 pm on March 21st

LeahCorsetiere LeahCorsetiere writes: Please send this book to me! I am having trouble finding a Canadian book seller that has it. It is the one era of lingerie that I don't have in my collection. Lingerie is my absolute favourite thing to sew. Getting hints and inspiration for 1940's and 50's foundation wear like my Aunt used to sew would be amazing!
Posted: 9:03 pm on March 21st

AndiBrown AndiBrown writes: I have thought about making lingerie of some sort but have not seen anything to my liking in the big commercial pattern company catalogs. This book would be a real treasure to own!

Posted: 3:59 pm on March 21st

MistressTailor MistressTailor writes: Awesome, I could finally make me some granny panties!
Posted: 3:57 pm on March 21st

melindy melindy writes: I would love to make vintage style lingerie for myself, after making lingerie for others for several years! It looks like a beautiful book and would be a welcome addition to my library!
Posted: 2:47 pm on March 21st

beadrbop beadrbop writes: Would love to have this book! I'm a new sewer but have always loved vintage. Looks like it is a great resource and would be a go to for me in sewing up a corset. Good luck to all!
Posted: 12:16 pm on March 21st

Laura_Mae Laura_Mae writes: I found the most beautiful silk slip at a local antique store a couple of years ago. It has a few issues, but the hand embroidered edges are incredible. I am completely in awe every time I look at it! It certainly bears little resemblance to anything found in store today. Vintage lingerie is almost too beautiful to hide under clothing, and I would love to learn more about it!
Posted: 2:21 am on March 21st

Barbilee Barbilee writes: I have been looking forward to making lingerie for quite a while, though it does seem difficult to get decent patterns. I would make good use of this information. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Also thank you about the information on handling raw silk. Barb
Posted: 11:10 pm on March 20th

user-125980 user-125980 writes: I teach sewing to teenage girls. During class this morning while they were working on prom dresses we
discussed sewing underwear for oneself. They asked if it could actually be done! It would be wonderful to have this lovely book of vintage lingerie to show them what their great, great grandmothers sewed for themselves.

Miss Elizabeth
Posted: 9:06 pm on March 20th

FaithA FaithA writes: I love reading about every thing sewing. I had a baby girl 8 months ago and thought I was hard to fit before. each year I travel to another state just to buy bras from a ok bra store. if I could make my own life really would be so much more pleasant. my daughter is starting to nap on her own and just thinking about thumbing through this book bring butterflies to my stomach.
Posted: 5:27 pm on March 20th

wolfkit wolfkit writes: I love the softness of form and the femininity of vintage lingerie.
Posted: 8:31 am on March 20th

user-2442673 user-2442673 writes: I was born in the wrong era. I love everything Victorian and into the late 20's. I would love to add this book to my professional library!
Posted: 8:18 am on March 20th

sewold sewold writes: I do like looking at old garments and seeing how they are made. I always enjoy reading about the garments featured on the back page of Threads. This would be a great addition to my library (of things I'll probably never make).
Posted: 7:39 am on March 20th

bluewillow bluewillow writes: I have been wanting to sew my own vintage slips and camisoles. You book would show me all the little details and give me the confidence to get started.
Posted: 7:21 am on March 20th

kerryblossom kerryblossom writes: I would love to have a copy of the Vintage Lingerie book for my library. I am a mature student in Apparel Design and I am once again, after many years, pursuing my passion for sewing and fashion.

I just got a part time job at a fabric store, where I hope to work until I retire and maybe then some. I feel I'm in my element when I'm working there, although there is still so much about fabrics, sewing and design I would like to learn and I want to commit myself to learning more everyday so I can gain as much knowledge for the job and for myself.

The fabric store I work at carries some vintage lingerie fabric, it would be great to find out more about the fabrics used in these garments of the past and see if there is information in this book directly related to what we carry in the store. I find the history of textiles and fashion so fascinating and it inspires me to come up with some great design ideas.
Posted: 5:05 am on March 20th

jebeitz jebeitz writes: On the outside I'm tailored/casual, but underneath I love to wear pretty lingerie. Of course I like my own.
Posted: 2:50 am on March 20th

babycole64 babycole64 writes: Beautiful lingerie makes you feel just that - beautiful! There is something about sewing your own lingerie that makes it feel even more special, and vintage patterns should be cherished, as they are the legacy for today's designs. This book would enable me to clothe myself in some special lingerie, but, more importantly, it would teach me how sew these lovelies from the past.

Posted: 2:27 am on March 20th

CelaS CelaS writes: I'm beginning to design for a student show and having some restyled pieces of vintage lingerie would be really wonderful to add to my collection!
Posted: 1:34 am on March 20th

LindaG7 LindaG7 writes: I love making fine, fancy lingerie from fine silks, cottons, and lace—all those things no one seems to manufacture and sell anymore. Since I am a difficult size to fit, creating custom garments and lingerie is the best way to go. Vintage patterns are often more interesting than the "make it quick and easy" ones they sell today. I've used them for theatrical costuming in the past. Love using updated vintage looks and details in fashion design. This book sounds like it will be an excellent addition to my library. I'd love to win a copy!
Posted: 12:21 am on March 20th

daenafb daenafb writes: I am in love with vintage clothing, although I draw my line at purchasing the intimates! I think this book would be amazing to be able to customize the lingerie as I happen to be an awkward size that only specialty shops carry this would be incredible, to be able to make my own!
Posted: 11:36 pm on March 19th

skiss skiss writes: I don't like what is sold in mid level sores as lingerie these days. It is mediocre, over-priced synthetic fabric that itches and rubs and is uncomfortable. Sooo! maybe I should make my own.
Posted: 10:24 pm on March 19th

GigiLena GigiLena writes: So many reasons why I'd love to get my hands on this book: the only thing better than new silky lacy underthings might be reading about making them; I've been dreaming of trying my hand at sewing lingerie and would love the retro inspiration; and, oh my, it's high time to ditch the cotton britches and go for a little glamour after just recently making it through the babyhood of my two children.
Posted: 8:07 pm on March 19th

NikkiHuff NikkiHuff writes: I would love to learn how to sew various kinds of lingerie. It's an expertise that is really missing from my pattern repertoire. Plus vintage styles have such charm, I'd love to sew some for myself and anyone I know who needs a "personal" wedding present.
Posted: 7:28 pm on March 19th

moviedoll moviedoll writes: I make corsets and lately I've been making vintage dresses... I think the other under garments would be AWESOME to sew.
Posted: 6:31 pm on March 19th

user-1145160 user-1145160 writes: Last year it was getting a lined jacket to fit. This year? Well, I’m a bit obsessed with lingerie. My stash of pretty, pretty bits of lace and silk is growing. Slowly the pattern blocks are coming together. Now all I need is inspiration to add a modern / vintage twist to make my lingerie truly my own. This book will be perfect!
Posted: 6:07 pm on March 19th

StitchesByJeni StitchesByJeni writes: I would love to make some undergarments. I never knew how to go about doing it.
Posted: 4:25 pm on March 19th

Gossamer_Facade Gossamer_Facade writes: That book looks amazing. I enjoy vintage and period clothing and costuming and am in the process of learning to design and sew lingerie. This book sounds like a great way to hone my skills in that area. Plus it sounds like it has a lot of interesting information.
Posted: 3:15 pm on March 19th

user-906940 user-906940 writes: I am fascinated with vintage patterns and would love to have a book on vintage lingerie.
Posted: 2:43 pm on March 19th

user-2432618 user-2432618 writes: I grew up in an antique shoppe and I would love to be able to make some vintage copies for myself.
Posted: 2:37 pm on March 19th

Diamondgal Diamondgal writes: I would really really love to win the Vintage Lingerie book because I have been making the Stretch & Sew lingerie since the 1970's when I first started taking sewing classes in Canada, with instructors teaching the ANN PERSON stretch n'sew method. I actually still have the original full slip from the 1980's that I made and it is still wearable! I would like to learn more about the vintage lingerie sewing techniques and to use more silk in my sewing.
Posted: 2:34 pm on March 19th

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: I have made some under garments for myself in the past and would just love to have this book to see the wonderful lingerie from the vintage era, and copy their ideas, using the patterns. Thanks for the offerings to win various things from Threads.

Posted: 2:08 pm on March 19th

mideva mideva writes: so I can make vintage style lingerie to go under my vintage style clothes
Posted: 1:58 pm on March 19th

MsUm MsUm writes: What a great giveaway! I would love to win this book for our community theatre. We sew for all periods, starting with the undergarments, and we have vintage patterns back to the 1930s. This would be wonderful for our costume designers and sewers.
Thank you!
Posted: 1:15 pm on March 19th

auspi auspi writes: I'd love to read all about the vintage lingerie, look at all the pictures, and find the perfect pattern to create something of my own.
Posted: 12:51 pm on March 19th

Harikleia Harikleia writes: I would love to have this book so I can make my own lingerie. I love vintage items. Thank you.
Posted: 12:38 pm on March 19th

jamaco jamaco writes: I love the vintage look and love to sew the old patterns!

Posted: 12:21 pm on March 19th

gr82trvl gr82trvl writes: I would love to win this book for two reasons. I have a collection of beautiful old lace and trims from my great grandmother in the 1800s and my grandmother in the 1900s. These pieces are just beautiful and would look lovely on lingerie.
I have trouble finding pretty undergarments in my size because I have a rather large chest (from my grandmother) so I've always wanted to try making my own.
Also, it would be fun to make some for my daughter so she could wear a foundation shared over five generation. Oops, that's three reasons. Actually there are many more. Thank you for offering the giveaway!
Posted: 12:20 pm on March 19th

JoLaFleur JoLaFleur writes: Oh I would so love this book as I have made my own pattern for knickers. I am horrified at the exorbitant expense of underwear today and would rather make my own. The book would be an amazing help towards my goal of making special underwear. Thanks ever so
Posted: 11:24 am on March 19th

debra078 debra078 writes: I adoare vintage anything especially lingere. I buy the vogue dress patterns and sometimes i am lucky enough to get on off ebay the original even if it inot my size. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book it llooks fabulous
Posted: 11:23 am on March 19th

ctdamsel ctdamsel writes: I like the idea of making my own undies. It is something I have never attempted. I want knickers!
Posted: 11:19 am on March 19th

user-1045889 user-1045889 writes: fascinating!
Posted: 11:03 am on March 19th

TRACIEJB TRACIEJB writes: It would be lovely to know that one was fashionable from the skin on out! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book; a fashionista's dream come true!
Posted: 10:59 am on March 19th

organdy organdy writes: i love sewing lingerie and have a stash of acid-washed silks ready to sew!
Posted: 10:52 am on March 19th

lucilledupuis lucilledupuis writes: Ever since a friend got me into sewing my own bras and panties, I've loved lingerie! Vintage lingerie has the romance and elegance every woman wants! I've been dancing around this book for some time now. Please help me step up to the challenge!
Posted: 8:52 pm on March 18th

SewTruTerry SewTruTerry writes: Include me too. Reading some of the other post brought back such memories. I would love to own such a wonderful book.

Posted: 8:58 am on March 18th

WildSewing WildSewing writes: I have always been fascinated by the vintage lace and dress styles. As a child I attended a thrift sales regularly with my mother and was lucky enough to find a vintage silk flapper dress with a sheer overlay and heavily embellished with mercury beads in a rose pattern. I still have this dress and marvel at the detail and sparkling dance of light that occurs when holding it up in front of a window. It would be an inspiration and delight to own this book and I can imagine spending hours devouring it from cover to cover.
Posted: 2:12 pm on March 17th

WildSewing WildSewing writes: I have always been both fascinated and mesmerized by the delicate and transparent qualities of both vintage lace and sheer fabrics. As a child attending a thrift sale back in the 60's I found a silk flapper style gown with a sheer lace overlay heavily embellished with mercury glass beads in a rose pattern and thought I had found a fairy princess dress! I still have it and marvel at the detail in this dress and when held up to a window the sparkling dance of light passing through the layers and intricate beadwork never fails to amaze me. This book would be an inspiration and a delight to have in my collection.
Posted: 2:01 pm on March 17th

pursonalissues pursonalissues writes: When I was age 6-10 in the 60s I often played dress-up at my best friends house.Her mother had the most equisite collection of gowns from the 40s & 50s & earlier stashed in her basement that she may or may not have been aware we dressed up in. One of my favorites was a silk & lace negligee, I felt dainty, feminine & a bit like a princess (it had a longer 'train' at the back hem). At some point as a child I must have taken it home as I found it when my own mother moved out of her house & I was rummaging thru my childhood junk. Unable to wear it as an adult due to the lace being so old & tearing in places, I succeeded in making a pattern from the original.Not knowing if it would work, I made a 'muslin' from scrap polyester & lace. It was a success so I planned on making another using real silk & lace. I know many women who would love to feel as feminine & dainty & 'princess-y' as I did wearing such a beautiful, vintage garment. If I could learn proper techniques & fabrics, it would be a blessing. Please choose me to win this incredible book.
Posted: 9:15 pm on March 16th

pursonalissues pursonalissues writes: When I was age 6-10 in the 60s I often played dress-up at my best friends house.Her mother had the most equisite collection of gowns from the 40s & 50s & earlier stashed in her basement that she may or may not have been aware we dressed up in. One of my favorites was a silk & lace negligee, I felt dainty, feminine & a bit like a princess (it had a longer 'train' at the back hem). At some point as a child I must have taken it home as I found it when my own mother moved out of her house & I was rummaging thru my childhood junk. Unable to wear it as an adult due to the lace being so old & tearing in places, I succeeded in making a pattern from the original.Not knowing if it would work, I made a 'muslin' from scrap polyester & lace. It was a success so I planned on making another using real silk & lace. I know many women who would love to feel as feminine & dainty & 'princess-y' as I did wearing such a beautiful, vintage garment. If I could learn proper techniques & fabrics, it would be a blessing. Please choose me to win this incredible book.
Posted: 9:15 pm on March 16th

artistic1 artistic1 writes: I would love to have this book. The cover of this book brings back memories of my grandmother and the little lavender small pouches she used to keep in her lingerie drawer. The smell of lavender brings me back in time. I used to put on "plays" for her pretending I was "Maria" in the sound of music wearing her white lacy slip and another as a veil on my head as I pretended to do the bridal scene. i was always dressing up in her pretty vintage lingerie, however being a small child it was to me just a beautiful lacy dress!
Posted: 2:08 pm on March 16th

user-2421478 user-2421478 writes: Hi Threads! I always remember my grandmother coming to visit and wearing her "teddies" or "step-ins". She wore those from the 20s or 30s, whenever the fashion hit far-away Chardon, NE, until she died.

I have loved chemises, tap pants and camis from the 80s, which were throw-backs to the 20s and 30s and I would love to make myself some new ones using the appropriate pattern in your give-away.

I'm imagining some silk, some batiste, maybe voile, all light and airy and fitting perfectly!
Posted: 12:47 pm on March 16th

mcspeer mcspeer writes: I would so love to have this book. I bought a silk nightgown several years ago that never fit quite right, and I've kept it thinking that it could be made into a good slip and maybe panties and/or a camisole (it was a long, full gown). I've never been able to find what I though were good patterns for making such items, so I've just kept the gown stashed in my sewing odds 'n ends basket. It would be great to finally do something with it! Vintage lingerie should be perfect!
Posted: 10:15 am on March 16th

memarston memarston writes: Yes, lingerie, how very special!
Posted: 5:52 am on March 16th

sewersteph sewersteph writes: Vintage Lingerie reminds me of the time I spent with my grandmothers and great-aunts when I was a very young girl. My grandmothers were seamstresses and their gowns and robes were always so pretty with lace and embroidery. They encouraged me in sewing and crocheting. My daughter sews and likes vintage patterns. I have a grand-daughter now and hope to teach her to sew.....with vintage styles, too!
Posted: 2:41 am on March 16th

Cheriezel Cheriezel writes: LOVE vintage lingerie! I have a few delicate pieces I would love to try and copy and having the patterns I can use (instead of trying to copy off my falling apart garments).
Posted: 2:13 am on March 16th

Nicsev Nicsev writes: This book would be amazing to have because it would show me how to make all the lingerie I can't afford to buy!!
Posted: 12:11 am on March 16th

snowm snowm writes: I love to see how clothing has been made in the past. I think it would be very interesting to look at and learn from!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 11:14 pm on March 15th

elenarella elenarella writes: I have always loved the vintage look, and I'd love to learn more about how to create it. Especially when I'm working on costumes for the local theater group. This looks like a great book to have.
Posted: 10:37 pm on March 15th

ambrerose ambrerose writes: I have been wanting to make some pretty slips, and nightgowns that fit me. I have such a hard time finding things that fit my body so I would love to try sewing some lingerie. This I feel would be a great book to start that. ambrerose at(aol)dot(com)
Posted: 9:38 pm on March 15th

HillBillary HillBillary writes: I've been interested in making lingerie since I started reading up on when I made my first corset. This would be a fun companion to the Foundations Revealed articles I have.
Posted: 8:23 pm on March 15th

violetsun violetsun writes: This book looks amazing, something I have been a fan of for many years,collecting antique and vintage laces and trims used for various undergarments, will be seeking out this book!
Posted: 6:56 pm on March 15th

TessaBear TessaBear writes: These under garments would work well with my vintage garments!

Posted: 5:33 pm on March 15th

alisoncat alisoncat writes: I'd love to make a bra! I'm also fascinated by period underclothes because they're so essential to making a costume look right.
Posted: 5:32 pm on March 15th

user-121365 user-121365 writes: Lingerie making is one of the most rewarding clothing projects for me and Vintage is even more fun!!

Posted: 5:08 pm on March 15th

jessicahuthut jessicahuthut writes: I have always wanted to learn how to make bras and I love the vintage aesthetic. Such lovely attention to detail!
Posted: 5:04 pm on March 15th

SansSouci572 SansSouci572 writes: That is one garment I have never made!
Posted: 4:55 pm on March 15th

DDSS2000 DDSS2000 writes: Would be a wonderful addition, as my daughters are all at the age where wedding bells are right around the corner, along with wanting to make some items for myself out of quality fabrics. This would be extremely useful as this would be a new venture for me, and up for the challenge.
Posted: 4:55 pm on March 15th

erreed20 erreed20 writes: This would be a great help in the research process for my next collection, which is largely inspired by vintage lingere!
Posted: 4:46 pm on March 15th

bethw82 bethw82 writes: Love the style of vintage lingerie but have always been too intimidated to try sewing any, so this book would be just perfect!
Posted: 4:17 pm on March 15th

samty samty writes: That looks like such a fabulous book! Even if I don't win I'll have to go out and buy it. The garments look so beautiful.
Posted: 3:54 pm on March 15th

pookies pookies writes: I love vintage lingerie, and troll through the web looking for information and pictures of same. I also have a growing library of books published in the last few years (see"Sewing Lingerie that Fits" by Karen Morris, "Lingerie Secrets" by Jan Bones, Kwik Sew's "Beautiful Lingerie" ). Another fabulous resource for both historical information and pretty pictures is "A Century of Lingerie" by Bressler K, Newman K and Proctor G. I know it sounds juvenile to say "pretty pictures" but I love seeing the work of top designers for placement of lace, and even the fabric used to create these lovely garments. Even if I don't win, I'll be looking to purchase this book!
Posted: 3:40 pm on March 15th

EdelweissPatterns EdelweissPatterns writes: It would be neat to see how things were sewn together back in the 50s! I think seamstresses put so much more care and detail into their work back then.
Posted: 3:38 pm on March 15th

EdelweissPatterns EdelweissPatterns writes: It would be neat to see how things were sewn together back in the 50s! I think seamstresses put so much more care and detail into their work back then.
Posted: 3:38 pm on March 15th

peej2 peej2 writes: Ohhhh! I love lingerie, especially vintage lingerie.
Posted: 3:36 pm on March 15th

lonelysewer lonelysewer writes: I love doing vintage work. the 40's 50's and 60's. this would help and give me ideas love it. I hope I'm lucky.

Posted: 3:32 pm on March 15th

Geerex Geerex writes: Wow! This is a perfect book for me :) These past few years I have been able to spend more time doing what I love most and that is sewing. Costume design, historical, all time periods fascinate me. I have now started to become more involved in Cosplay events. This would help me tremendously on completing my outfits.
Posted: 3:09 pm on March 15th

GinnyLynn GinnyLynn writes: Most of my current work is being heavily informed by period dress of the early to mid 1920s, and part of what helps to shape those garments are the undergarments worn. This would be a tremendous benefit to help me in understanding why certain things were done in certain ways.
Posted: 2:47 pm on March 15th

jasminechampagne jasminechampagne writes: I adore coursetry and knowing the vintage tecniques would add a great twist to my normal corset making
Posted: 2:39 pm on March 15th

SM2 SM2 writes: I've been wanting to make lingerie for years and could really use the inspiration! :) thanks for a wonderful giveaway!!
Posted: 2:34 pm on March 15th

qwnb33 qwnb33 writes: I would absolutely love to win this amazing book!
I am getting married in a vintage themed wedding (1930's) and along with my gown I designed in a bias cut 30's theme, I would love to create authentic undergarments to complete my bridal boudoir!!!
Posted: 2:32 pm on March 15th

darcie darcie writes: How cool! I love costume design and clothing of past eras. Foundation garments are truly the key to making the look. Going through this book and creating these styles would be so much fun!
Posted: 2:18 pm on March 15th

Debby4 Debby4 writes: This book looks fabulous! I would love to learn how to make vintage undies, and besides that, this also looks like the kind of book that would just be plain fun to own and dip into whenever the mood hits.
Posted: 2:16 pm on March 15th

TheJellyKey TheJellyKey writes: I am a recent convert to sewing (mainly because my Mam & Grandma are both so talented with a needle that I've never needed to be) but now that I am a 'believer' I just can't get enough!! I'm particularly loving the vintage vibe and as a 'less endowed' lady, I would love to be able to create my own unique and sexy, yet classy, lingerie.. so PLEEEEEEEEEEASE.. let me win!
Posted: 2:16 pm on March 15th

kellybird1954 kellybird1954 writes: I enjoy making historical garments. Getting the correct underpinning is so important!
Posted: 2:14 pm on March 15th

MirandaFern MirandaFern writes: I am finally delving into the world of making undies. I'd love a book about technique and detailing!
Posted: 2:05 pm on March 15th

user-2412284 user-2412284 writes: Hello,
I started sewing as not only is it like welding in-doors and the construction is a blast, but my wife is not thinking she looks good in anything. I have and intend to continue to sew things that she would not buy for herself and that I know she will knock me dead in. Sewing has opened the door of a whole new part of our 20+ yrs together.
Thank you for giving the chance of the book to help it along.


Posted: 12:27 pm on March 15th

AbigailBlackert AbigailBlackert writes: Two years ago, I decided that I wanted to go to college for Fashion Design after falling in love with sewing. Now, I'm 18 and pursuing my dream at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. I’m currently taking Costume History and this book would greatly help my studies. I would love this book because it would be wonderful to learn how to create vintage lingerie!
Posted: 10:56 pm on March 14th

michellepaganini michellepaganini writes: I am studying Theatrical Costuming at Canada College and would be thrilled to add historical lingerie to my bag of tricks. I would also like to create some lingerie to fill out my portfolio and some for myself. Thank you for considering me! Michelle
Posted: 10:03 pm on March 14th

user-2418282 user-2418282 writes: I make lingerie and I love sewing items with lace.. I have noticed vintage garments seem very sexy. This book would be a great addition to my sewing room. P. Thompson:
Posted: 9:15 pm on March 14th

Violet_from_Miami Violet_from_Miami writes: This book of vintage lingerie really looks interesting. The older patterns are so much nicer and probably better made than what you can buy in the stores.
Posted: 6:12 pm on March 14th

rosie1925 rosie1925 writes: I love the vintage lingerie. I remember my mom's and wish I still had it!
Posted: 4:36 pm on March 14th

lrained7 lrained7 writes: I love lingerie any style. I also volunteer at a local museum and love anything old style!!! Dressing up in period clothing is fun. I would love to be able to sew these types of garments for myself!!! I have a few lingerie books and am excited about getting started in sewing this!!!!

Posted: 12:30 pm on March 14th

sapientsaphead sapientsaphead writes: Love lace, love lingerie and adore vintage styles - I can't think of a better way to incorporate all three in one place than this!
Posted: 11:45 am on March 14th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: 30 patterns! I'd love to make my own, especially 1950s style, lingerie and undies.
Posted: 10:24 am on March 14th

fletchen fletchen writes: After losing some weight, I could really use some better fitting garments. I've always preferred retro and vintage styling, so this book is calling for me - I'd love to win it.
Posted: 9:16 am on March 14th

misssarcastica misssarcastica writes: Awesome giveaway. I've been wanting to make some 40's undies!
Posted: 8:38 am on March 14th

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: I love vintage/retro styles. This would be a great book to have.
Posted: 2:22 am on March 14th

SAYA1 SAYA1 writes: i am so lucky that i read this post! i was wishing to have this book since last year. i am fashion design student and school don't teach us lingerie. i really want to know more about lingerie, i started search in library, and only have technical thing instead of lingerie pattern. All i want is patterns and technical ,and this book is ideal for me!!!!
Posted: 6:48 pm on March 13th

Robynrr Robynrr writes: I would love to have this book. I don't have any patterns so this would be great. Plus the 50's 60's are my favorite. I can't get enough of it.
Posted: 5:13 pm on March 13th

Pollydee Pollydee writes: I have an old 1950's pattern that I keep recopying...Just love vintage style lingerie!

Posted: 4:14 pm on March 13th

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