I have quite a few new things on the shop at the moment such as a 1940s crepe beaded dress, 1940s spectator shoes, 1960s paisley dress, 40s and 50s hats and handbag, 1940s suit and 1950s dress, 40s stocking box with stockings, 30s and 40s bakelite buckles, 1940s sewing patterns and more! If you like anything that you see, please click on the Esty shop link here.
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.
I love the style and sophistication of 1930s fashion and have amassed a large collection of sewing pattern imagery from the era on Pinterest and thought it would be nice to share some of them here. The evening gowns of the time are my favourite with their elegant lines, bias cuts and daring open backs. I would dearly love to get my hands on some of these beauties!
(taken from my other blog)
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
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.
“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
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Yay! My friend Lauren Maringola from Wearing History is finally making her ready-wear vintage line a reality. Check out her wonderful, USA made ready-to-wear line which is inspired by the 1930s and 1940s and contribute to Kickstarter! She’s giving away some cool prizes for backers too!
Just a reminder for all my readers that are fans of Art Deco design and the fashion 1920s and 30s, I have several boards full of my favourite visual collections over at Pinterest that I add to on a daily basis. You are welcome to follow me there also. Enjoy 🙂
If you are lover of vintage fashion and tying the knot, you may want to wear a vintage or ‘vintage inspired’ gown from your favourite era. Bridal Fashion 1900-1950 – The American Wedding dress (Kathleen York, Shire Publications, $13.40 at Booktopia) takes readers on an elegant journey back in time through American bridal fashion from the first half of the 20th Century marking the changes that economics, popular culture, and even politics have made to style over the years.
What an amazing early 1930s bathroom this is and I would LOVE to have it in my home. The bathroom is from Art Deco London Hotel – Claridge’s. Green has always been my favourite colour and the beautiful fittings in black, white and stainless steel just set it off. Maybe one day…
Thanks to one of my favourite blogs Queens of Vintage for this pic.
Hi all. I have a bumper load of new items in the shop this month ranging from pairs of 1920s and 40s deadstock stockings, 30s knitting books and childs tie, 40s hat, necklace and evening dress, 50s cocktail dress, house dress, purses, earrings and gloves and a 60s evening dress and shoes. All the items are linked back to the shop page. Enjoy 🙂
Seems that sewing is becoming a dying art amongst the young ladies of today, which is why I love to keep my hand in. I have taught myself over the years and you can only really learn by doing. It’s also nice to have a bunch friends in the vintage scene that sew and a few that even have their own line of patterns for sale. One my favourite lines comes from Wearing History, which is run by my friend Lauren Maringola. She is an amazing seamstress and you can see many of the pieces in her line made up on her site. Here are some of her latest offerings!