Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nottahook- What our Gal yesterday needed!

Maybe this lacked marketing finesse, but it sure would have cured Gap-osis!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Men notice the little things, alas!

It's the dreaded Gap-osis!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Young Figures - Great Dresses from 1939

If you have an hourglass figure (or the right corset!), you should run right out and get these patterns!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Jerusalem In Needlepoint and Embroidery

Aren't these striking? I don't do needlepoint, but I do think these are beautiful.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Teeny, Tiny Sewing Machine! 1898

"Has less than one quarter the parts.." But it can do it all!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ladies Who Lunch - Afternoon Ensembles from 1939

I'm thinking these are club ladies who meet regularly to better themselves. And heaven forbid you shouldn't show up (and be well dressed), or they'll spend the whole afternoon talking about YOU!

Friday, April 24, 2009

You don't have this Baby accessory!

"It is an acknowledged fact that many otherwise beautiful children are disfigured by their prominent ears."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

At Ease! Tabak Slack Suit from 1944

"looking very lovely in a slack suit" Tabak of California was a popular line, mostly of sportswear.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Let's hear it for the Boys! 1940 Teen Fashion

Don't miss the Melton Zipsters, Sportsters, Hi-Waist Slacks, and the flock of "mix-em" togs!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Simplicity Fashion Preview 1950

Here are some more fabulous Fifties Fashion!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New Goodies coming soon!

I have a TON of new stuff to share with you, but I'm having a problem. I spent some of the profits and bought a new laptop (a shiny white MacBook!), but the new computer doesn't like my old scanner, so till I can get these two on speaking terms I can't show you any of the new goodies. So stick around and see what happens!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Schiaparelli Shocking Pink - 1937

"These are the little under-coat dresses that are making headlines...and this is the color, a pink as brash as you please. That Schiaparelli brewed in a moment of inspiration and calls Shocking."

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Minerva 1942 Ladies Staple Sweaters

"There is nobody like the American Girl for practicability and smartness. No wonder - at work or at play- they have voted the classic sweater their first choice."

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

French Drawers and Fitted Corset Cover - 1906

I already talked about the impossibility of that figure, but here we add the impossibility of this hairdo!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Designer Emilio Pucci - for McCalls 1957

Yes, this is Emilio Pucci, that was later known for his fantastic prints. But he was quite an interesting guy, you can learn more here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sewing Equipment - Put your name on each piece!

I found this inside a pattern the other day...and yes, she had written her name on each pattern piece! I think this teacher had stock in the Wiss company. Oh, and a seam ripper is much safer than a razor blade. Do you think kids are allowed to bring razor blades to school these days? Or even pins?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Greetings!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Early Easter Fashions - 1921

It might be late to get started on these, but here's what you would have worn to the Easter festivities in 1921. But no bonnets!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Instant Dress in Jersey - 1957

"Note collar and smart dropped shoulder" Also note how good this model makes this look. It's pretty shapeless and would look sloppy on most of us. But on a tall gal with style...Wow!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Dainty Lingerie Blouse - 1906

I can never figure out how they managed that look. Corsets I understand, but what made that pouter pigeon mono-bust? Stuffing?
However, "The present blouse is as fine and elaborate as human fingers can fashion".

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Barbeque Special!

Plaid Culottes...just what the better BBQ guests will be wearing!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Simplicity Fashion Preview 1947

I missed blogging yesterday, so to make it up to you here's a whole slew of fashions from 1947. These are from a Simplicity Fashion Preview put out in March of that year. Don't miss the details!