New to the Etsy shop – 8 May, 2018

I have some lovely new items in the shop including an amazing purple 1940s ladies suit, a black 40s skirt, a jacket and some early 40s chocolate suede shoes. 1950s beaded handbag, swing coat, beaded dress and more seamed stockings. 1940s Tootal scarf, a 1930s evening purse and some cool 1950s mens ties. Also featured are some cute 60s does 40s shoes. So much more to list in the coming weeks!

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New to the Etsy shop – 1 April, 2018

Stockings galore! I have so many vintage seamed stockings from the, 30s, 40s and 50s listed at moment. If you love vintage lingerie – you must have a look. I have multiple pairs listed for the Swingtimeblack 40s stockings and the 40s Amy Bethpairs. There are 1950s gloves, satin beaded dress, a dead-stock Hickory bra, dead-stock beaded hair nets (in light, mid and dark brown), an atomic-age pen holder, beaded handbag and a summer dress. 1940s summer floral dress, two mens neckties, amazing navy blue felt hat and ladies magazines. A 1930s magazine and hair nets. I have so much more to list from the 1940s and 50s in the coming weeks to stay tuned! Here is the link to the shop.

 

New to the Etsy Shop – March 2018

I have added some lovely vintage deadstock stockings from the 1930s, a 1950s hat and gloves, a box of 1940s pin-curling pins, 1930s rayon scarf, a 60s does 20s dress, 1930s garter belt, 1940s dress and suit, 1930s dress, 1950s handbag, dress pattern and bolero top  and some deadstock beaded hairnets from the 40s and 50s. All are featured in my Etsy shop here.

 

 

Latest styles at Royal Vintage Shoes

Royal Vintage Shoes have added some great new designs to their collection recently. I really love the ‘Ginger’ in red and the ‘Hepburn’ in brown is cute too. Check them out and pre-order here. Also shown are other adorable  styles in the collection from previous seasons.
* Article taken from my other blog.

Vintage shoe love!

Another bunch of amazing vintage shoes from the 1920s to the 40s from my Pinterest vintage shoe board. The colour and vibrancy of the styles match anything we have today.

* Taken from my other blog.

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New to the Etsy shop – August

I have a a lot of new things in the Etsy shop and coming to the shop soon. 1940s and 50s dresses, 40s ladies suit, 50s gloves and suit, 20s and 30s mens ties and much more!
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New to the Etsy shop for June…part 1

I acquired a motherland of vintage clothing and items last weekend and have posted some of it it my Etsy shop (Violets Vintage Emporium) already. Items include 30s bolero, 30, 40s and 50s blouses, 40s swimsuit, 20s and 30s sewing patterns, 60s boots, 20s buckle, 50s suits and dresses, 40s tie, 50s and 60s gloves and Tootal scarf, 50s frosted glasses and a 30s art deco canister. Stay tuned for the second lot.

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Le’odance shoes for swing dancers

I had never heard of the Le’odance brand of dance shoe until I bought a pair off someone who was selling them because they were too big. They are a French company and I have to say, they are THE most comfortable (of the more formal heeled, raw leather-soled swing dance shoes) that I have ever owned. So comfy and move well on the floor. I wish they had an outlet in Australia. Great low and medium heels for Balboa and Lindy with so many colours and styles. Check out some of my favourite ones. I love the duo-toned ‘Saby’.

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History of flower-sack dress fabrics

Fantastic article from Kindnessblog.com about how the flower-sack dresses and clothing of the 30s and 40s came into being.

In times gone by, amidst widespread poverty, the flour mills realised that some women were using sacks to make clothes for their children. Is response, the mills started using flowered fabric… – Kindnessblog.com

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Pic via: Kindnessblog.com

 

New to the Etsy shop – December

I have a few new things in the shop this month. Some unused sewing patterns from the 1920s and 30s, a 1940s dress, 1950s manicure set, some cute knitted tops from the early 60s.

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New to the Etsy shop – July 2015

I have this lovely batch of 1930s celluloid brooches coming to my Etsy store. The Navy ‘Buddy’ is 1940s – WW2 era and very rare to find intact and has already been sold as has the red manta.

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Time Capsule Fabrics

Have you ever tried to make a garment from a vintage pattern but just can’t quite get the fabric right? It doesn’t drape or sit the way those original vintage items that you own do. Well now you can buy all the fabric you need from Time Capsule Fabrics to make your vintage sewing more authentic. They have a curated selection of fabrics from to enable you to recreate the right look and feel. From cotton lawns and rayons to crepes…there are some beauties here.

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“Time Capsule Fabrics is a special fabric store providing a curated collection of fabrics and sewing patterns perfect for sewing clothing styles from the 1920’s – 1950’s. Time Capsule Fabrics serves both the sewist who wants a period accurate look for everyday or living history and the sewist looking to incorporate the Deco era’s timeless appeal into a modern wardrobe.  Our beautiful fabrics include hard to find dress weight rayns and frozen-in-time retro prints, sourced from countries around the world including the US, France and Italy.  We also seek to support the many small businesses that serve the vintage sewing community by partnering with vintage bloggers and carrying independent pattern makers.” – Time Capsule Fabrics website

1920s and 30s

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1940s and 50s

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