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Enter giveaway to win copy of "Vintage Lingerie"

If you’ve ever entertained the idea of making vintage lingerie, or maybe just learning the fine sewing details used to making such garments, then you’ll find lots of helpful tips and ideas to get you started with a copy of “Vintage Lingerie, 30 Patterns Based on Period Garments Plus Finishing Techniques” ( St. Martin’s Griffin/$29.99.
Written by Jill Salen, the book offers patterns for fancy vintage pieces that are “historically accurate.” Featured patterns include a 1930s brassiere, a 1905 petticoat, an 1890 Khiva Corset and pantaloons from 1850.
Illustrations showing special sewing techniques can be found in the back of the book. Included are instructions for a French seam, bias binding, run and felled seam, a buttonhole stitch, overcasting, a blanket stitch, binding and more.
For a chance to win a copy of the book, just email me at jbrown@detnews.com and tell me a story about your sewing experience. Please put the word “vintage” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address.
Good Luck!!!