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.
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
Pic via: Kindnessblog.com
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!”
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.
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!
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.
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!