Sunday, April 26, 2009

Vintage lingerie

After working with Samantha for a few months I have learned a lot about the business of being in apparel manufacturing, and I think I'm ready to do a little something myself. I've been totally obsessed with vintage lingerie for years, yet its hard to find these designs reproduced (cause really, do you wanna buy a pair of used underwear? gross). This weekend I visited the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show to get some prototypes.

vintage lingerie

These beauties are called "tap pants" and they were produced in the 20's or 30's. Good examples have really beautiful embroidery and are made of silk or rayon. They fit super high on the waist and generally close with buttons. Next week I'm taking my tax return money and meeting with a manufacturer to see if they can copy the pattern and produce a small run. In the future I'd like to do a few more pieces, maybe a onesie such as this?

vintage lingerie

I'm really excited about this project! I figure the worst that could happen is that they don't sell and then I just have an unlimited supply of gifts to give my friends. More on this when I meet with the factory.

7 comments:

moseyblog said...

this is gonna be awesome!

Some Like it Vintage said...

Those are fabulous pieces to copy! I hope you sell a whole bunch :-) Good luck!

Rachel said...

i hope so!!!

Sammy said...

OMG YES! I AM TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH VINTAGE LINGERIE!

alexandra said...

yesssss. do it! xx

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