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Welcome to Day 1 of our Holiday Giveaway!

Let’s start the season off with a chance to win a collection of titles from Fox Chapel Publishing! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Tuesday, December 6th to be entered to win!

This collection of titles includes the complete Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series: Guide to Sewing: Tailoring, Guide to Sewing: Couture Techniques, Guide to Sewing: Garment Construction, and Guide to Sewing: Home Furnishings.

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Comment to Win: What is your favorite vintage fashion?


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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.32 AMby urbandon

    Fashion in the 1920’s without a doubt. Finally, freedom from Victorian values.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 09.22 AMby macska

    I’m a huge fan of the New Look style, and have also been discovering a new passion for 1940’s styles as well. Such lovely details!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.49 AMby miip

    Its hard to pick a favorite since there are great styles in every period, but I’d probably go with the 70’s, for the strong silhouette and color use

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    Dec 3, 2011, 07.48 AMby makurochan

    ugh, too many good periods to choose. anything from victorian up to the 40’s really (although there is lots of earlier stuff i like too, but that’s more antique than vintage, lol)

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.31 AMby jessdunstan

    I think my absolutely favourite time is the 1960’s. But I’m also a fan of the 50’s and 20’s.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 06.02 AMby jumpingjessflash

    I love midcentury hats. I wish it were still the thing to do to get done up and have the perfect hat to match. Though I love the mod look too… and I would miss jeans.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 03.56 AMby Christi Woglemuth

    I pretty much like all of them!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 02.46 AMby sewinglikecrazy

    Love the classic look of the 50’s!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.58 AMby limer

    1940s, 1950s, 1960s! It’s the tailoring and the fit that I love along with the styles of those times. I also love the time of the flappers in the 1920s.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 01.53 AMby cherryjane

    The early 60’s. Think Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

    The clothes so chic, so elegant, yet so simple.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.21 AMby makroma

    1930s for the simple elegance … and 1960s coats and jackets for being so chic.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.18 AMby gorillaslippers

    I’m tossing up between the lovely silhouettes of Dior’s New Look in the 50s (as this fits my body shape) and the elaborate embellishment that goes with 1920s style (yknow, cos its pretty…). Let’s combine the two!

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    Dec 3, 2011, 12.02 AMby Seeks Corey

    Drool… My favorite fashion era is late 20s, early 30s, with that art deco look being rocked.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 11.46 PMby rochelle49

    I love the Victorian and Edwardian eras of clothes. There is a special fitting, long skirts, and great hats!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.37 PMby qml347

    i love the long evening gowns of the 30’s and 40"s they are sexy and glamorous.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.35 PMby mashka

    I really love the day dresses of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. I own a few of these and I can’t get over how much detail and craftmanship is in each dress and how well fitted they are, no elastic or stretch fabrics used like clothing nowdays. I love the use of the side zipper so commonly seen in dresses of these eras! Genious!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 10.09 PMby littlejay

    I used to be in a swing band in High School, so I am a big fan of the 40’s and early 50’s.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 09.47 PMby spearle

    70s patterns are fun to sew!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.49 PMby ohnoitsjessey

    I particularly liked the 90s. I loved my outfits from middle and high school.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.45 PMby catran

    Love mod!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.28 PMby moorjenn

    I am deeply smitten by the 1940’s menswear-inspired wartime silhouettes. I also have an unreasonable love of 1950’s “cupcake” dresses.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.21 PMby monstery


    The 1920’s!! I wish I could have experienced that sensational decade of jazz and flappers.Dress lines that dropped way down to the hip,leaving the shape to the imagination-demanding confidence and attention. I could go on forever about why I love it,but lets leave it in the ’20’s.

    Thank you.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.12 PMby raving

    I love the 1960’s and 70’s, there’s girly flair and a little edge too.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 08.04 PMby januacoeli

    I love the period when Laura Ashley clothes were at their height!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.44 PMby martinK

    men fashion from the 1920’s and 1930’s are hot! I also like evenig dresses from the 1950’s, Dior is fantastic!!!

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.33 PMby sala22

    Lately I love the art deco influence in fashion in textiles, I suppose that puts me in the 1920’s – 1930’s era in vintage fashion :-)

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.26 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I’ve just been investigating the 1930s for a dress I made and before that I thought I was a 40’s/50’s girl but seeing the effortless glamour of the 30’s has made it my favourite at the moment.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.22 PMby lizzzzziye

    I loveeee the the more tailored dresses from the ’50.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.21 PMby camberwellgal

    …Ah books, my great undoing in life…

    I’m quite enjoying the slim, often bias cut of the late 30s and 40s at the moment. Horrific period of history, not bad fashion. Not being a particularly curvy kind of girl, the ration induced, fabric saving kinds of cuts that give us day dresses with waists at the natural waist (pet hate of the last 10 years= elasticated drop waists and tent like garments), often v necked, are good for a small bust and waist.

    Vintage garment I would walk over coals for? Almost certainly Keira Knightley’s green dress in the film Attonement, which I always feel must be based on Tamara de Lempicka’s ‘Young Lady in a Green Dress’.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 07.02 PMby mcgjean

    I enjoy the look of vintage swimsuits. Picture pin up girls.

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