Monday, July 14, 2008

More Lingerie Links

I've been organizing my sewing patterns in real space, and thought it was probably time to do the same for my virtual pattern collection. The lingerie drawer is restocked, and I have these links neatly folded to put away for future reference.

  • Early 20th Century Sewing Patterns from La Couturiere Parisienne. This is a handsome and information-packed Website on history of fashion and costume, with emphasis of real examples. Very interesting. (Wish my German weren't so rusty; but there are English translations of many pages.)
  • Sewing Lingerie that Fits: Fitting and Creating Patterns Excerpted from Sewing Lingerie that Fits by Karen Morris. Here's the book blurb: ...if you can buy lingerie for $1.99, why bother sewing it? In Sewing Lingerie that Fits, author Karen Morris encourages sewers to approach a whole new level of quality with the goal of creating beautiful and functional lingerie in the colors and fabrics they want, in their perfect sizes. In this excerpt, you'll find out how to fit and create patterns, whether you're copying a favorite garment, modifying a commercial pattern, or drafting your own custom pattern.
  • "Lingerie Secrets" Sewing Patterns by Jan Bones. Nice lingerie patterns with more fitting flexibility than most commercial patterns offer. The price lists are currently missing from the Website--not a good sign.
  • Lingerie: Feminine and Modest by Edythe K. Watson (1971) has advice on using nylon tricot, adapting outerwear patterns for lingerie (to save the cost of lingerie patterns), and embellishing to personal taste. The article appeared originally in an LDS print publication.
  • Elizabethan Corset Page with information and patterns for re-enactors.

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