Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
This image is from http://www.cemetarian.com/. The website has a page where you can click on a company name to go to a history and dating site. Pattern companies repeat numbers when they get to a certain point, so you need to know the approximate age of the pattern. Ballpark, using indicators (hairstyle, silhouette of garment, etc.) This is a really fun time sucker. I have found it useful because the copyright date is not always on the pattern.
Click on the tab that shows the change in standard sizing through the years. This helps explain why a vintage pattern size 12 is not the same modern size 12 we buy today.
Cemetarian also has an ebay store. I have never bought from them but they do have an excellent ebay rating.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
every little girl needs a reversible jacket to go with her 50's twirly dress.
The jacket is made from a reclaimed chenille bedspread. The lining is from a vintage sheet that I purchased from an estate sale.
Madi got the jacket dirty before I could even get the photo.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Call for Artists:
Make some "Hanky Panky": fine art created on/ with/ about vintage handkerchiefs, aprons and/or other domestic textiles. We are looking for artists to broadly and boldly explore the ideas, functions, references and artfulness of materials and textiles such as handkerchiefs, aprons, vintage tablecloths, and other utilitarian domestic textiles. All fine art and craft media and mixed-media welcome to submit. Keep in mind that the work can be wearable, re-tasked, or utilitarian, as well as sculptural or hangable.....