1930s gowns – December 2016

I love 1930s evening wear and these gowns from my Pinterest page are gorgeous examples.

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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

 

Dorothea’s Closet – 50% off sale!

One of my favourite online vintage stores, Dorothea’s Closet, is having a sale out of necessity. She has some amazing stock so maybe you can help her out and pick up some great vintage at the same time.

From Angela: Owner or Dorothea’s closet:

“OK, I got some bad news (in the form of foreclosure) in the mail just now, so I’m doing a website wide 50% sale. That’s over 1,500 vintage items! Dresses, gowns, hats, lingerie, skirts, blouses, handbags, shoes, jewelry & scarves ranging from Victorian to 1980s. I just need to drum up enough to get them off my back and catch up (once you get behind and other bills gobsmack you, it all goes to shite quickly). So help a gal out and get some cheap (but not cheaply made!) vintage and help me and my family stay in our home!

Code to use at checkout is LOVE50. I’m happy to work out shipping cheaper if I can, just PM me or email through the site. So that’s 50% off ALL OF IT. heart emoticon Thanks for looking!”

Etsy picks of the week – 1930s gowns

This week I decided to feature 1930s gowns from Etsy as my picks. I adore all of the styles shown here. From the flutter sleeves and slinky satins to knits to drapey silk velvet. All gorgeous.

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Lisa Ho vintage clothing auction – Part 2

And I thought everything had been sold the first time round! Lisa Ho (Australian fashion designer) must surely have had one of the best private collections of 1920s and 30s gowns that I have ever see in one place. Most of the gowns this time round sold in lots for very reasonable prices. In some cases, $250 for five 1930s tea-gowns! Oh how I wish I could have been there, but sadly, I’m quite sure I would be broke for the rest of my life, as I would have wanted to bring all the 30s gowns home. Here is just a small look at what was on offer, which was literally hundreds of garments from the 1900s to modern, but her 20s to 40s collection was quite substantial. Enjoy!

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Wearing History – latest patterns

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!

New 30s dresses in the shop!

Hi all. It’s been a little while since I blogged, but rest assured I am BACK! Here are few things that I added to my Etsy shop last week for the 20s and 30s lovers. The first dress is stunning! The geometric shapes and fagoting are superb. The second dress is also lovely, and in a rare larger size.

Vintage 1930s Crepe Black Evening Gown with Sequins L

1920s Vintage Satin Belt with Diamantes

New to the Etsy shop…November, 2013

A few new items for the shop this month including an amazing 1930s gown and celluloid necklace and a 1940s blouse, handbag, dress and coat. Enjoy!

Vintage 1930s Stunning Bias Cut Evening Gown - AS IS   Vintage 1940s Blue Velvet Evening Coat with Faux Fur - AS IS  Vintage 1940s Green House Dress with Ric Rac - AS IS

Vintage 1940s Crepe De Chine Blouse with Rhinestones  Vintage 1940s Corde Silk Handbag Lucite Clasp

Vintage 1930s Yellow Celluloid Daffodil Necklace

The Lisa Ho auction – stunning 1920s & 30s garments!

Back in August this year, Lisa Ho (a prominent Australian fashion designer) auctioned off her HUGE vintage clothing collection, which consisted of 100s of garments predominantly from the 1920s and 30s. Racks and racks of carefully organised items were for sale along with some of the most beautiful 20s beaded dresses I have even seen! I am happy to say that two of my favourite fellow bloggers in the Aussie vintage scene were there to bid for (and win) some of these beauties.

I have included just a small selection of what is featured in the online catalogue. You can find the rest here at Mossgreen Auctions. My favourites are the yellow dress (snapped up by my Sydney friend Inger), both the pink and the black coats in the second line of pics, the 30s red gown and the bias cut white 30s dress. All just stunning! I wish I could have been there to go through all though racks of 30s silk gowns.