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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Batsford Ltd (18 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849940053
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849940054
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 0.9 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A delight for the dress devotee and a valuable tool for costume makers, re-enactors and students alike --Costume Journal, June 2013

About the Author

Jill Salen is a freelance costume maker, and is widely employed in the theatrical costume industry. She has made costumes for many clients, including The Globe theatre. She is a lecturer in costume on the BA (Hons) theatre design course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Jill is the author of Corsets, also published by Batsford. Jill lives in Cardiff.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mayadevi on 27 Feb 2012
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I was disappointed. There is no explanation on how to make the patterns, no measurements of the patterns or a reference on using them. Usable as an inspiration , and I need more. How come there is no good book on vintage lingerie techniques? Drafting, working with patterns, sewing? If you know of one, please leave a comment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sue B on 16 Dec 2012
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Interesting information about the history of lingerie. However, I was hoping that there might be more information relating to hand-sewing delicate lingerie from each era, rather than concentrating mainly on body shaping.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leah on 19 Mar 2013
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I have recently used this book to help research and create period lingerie. I have making experience and I think this helped as there is not much explanation, but a lot of the items can be put together by looking at the image and taking 2 minutes to think about it and using initiative. The patterns worked great and were easy to grade up and down once drafted. I can't wait to make more items from it!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Claire Blake on 10 Dec 2012
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But it is a well researched and covers a lot of different underwear styles with patterns. However I found it somewhat disappointing that the patterns looked hand-drawn, without much care, though I have yet to make one of the garments to test their accuracy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By michael littlewood on 18 Feb 2014
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bought as Christmas present for my sister on her recommendation she is over the moon with it and now setting up her own business
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By Buzz Read on 26 Feb 2014
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Another great book form Jill Salen. I just love her work and the research and detail are never disappointing. I fully recommend this book at anyone with the interest in fashion and historical fashion interest. Great patterns to try.
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