Saturday, January 31, 2009

Make a Spool Dog from 1931!

Isn't this wonderful? I've never seen these before, but how fun! Print it out and glue it to light cardboard and then make your doggie. (It came printed on cereal box weight stock) And after you get this one going make some of your own design!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Six Quick Tricks With Fabric

I don't think you need the instructions...these are pretty easy, but good. If you make any of these projects please do share.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Now I can make anything...with the Wonder Wheel

Oh Pretty, Pretty in Your Peggy Jean

You don't want to miss this ad's hard to know where to start!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tommiecoat = Pajamas without Pants?

I don't get it either.

Evocative Fashion Shoot from 1954

This Good Housekeeping Magazine layout really caught my eye...the setting is beautiful, the models are making those day dresses look like exotic evening gowns, and there is just such a mood. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What The Future Holds For You...

A more glamorous you!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Doily Bouquet - Exquisite Details!

What can I say...I just like them!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Nuns Boilproof Thread Catalog 1923

This is a lovely catalog put out by T. Buettner & Co of Chicago in 1923. The company was active from the early 1900's through the Twenties, maybe Thirties. I tried to find out more about this company and that name...Nuns Boilproof, but my Googling ability failed me. If you know any more about this please share.
I have some wonderful pages to show you from this catalog, stick around.
Is that suppose to be a Nun? It's such a hell fire image for a Nun to to be around.

This is embossed on a leatherette type was meant to be kept around.

Such luscious colors! "A size and twist for every purpose."

Rapid Transit

I hope you have a nice journey today.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sheer Black Magic

Don't miss those!
These are from a 1945 Butterick Pattern Magazine.

Thrills, Excitement, Good Pay!

Just in case Project Runway hasn't called back.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The New Kind Of Dressmakers - 1918

This is from The Ladies Home Journal, October 1918. Each story is pretty interesting, especially thinking how hard it was for women to make their mark then (and now!) You'll want to click them twice to see the text.

Let's Build A Wardrobe....from 1954

Oh, I have the pattern for that second one below look here!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Maybe Two?

We all need one Great Hat.

Miss Arethas hat yesterday was an inspiration!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I believe again

Monday, January 19, 2009

Let's Be Ready!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Oh, Yeah!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

40's Hats from Bellas Hess

What's your favorite?

I am partial to the 'Wings of Fashion' on the bottom row...looks like she has horns growing out of her head!