Sunday, June 27, 2010
Just got this book and its so full of pictures and information, I am eating it up! Some of the photo's were even shot at The Santa Cruz Boardwalk,my hometown! Have you got any pretty fifties clothes in your collection. I am in the search for a vintage 50s playsuit pattern in large size. Summer is here and bathing suits on Ebay are catching my eye too!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
When I finally got out to junk yesterday I found this cross piece. Its so glittsy, it speaks Cowgirl too me! I can see some chain and some pretty beads falling into place. So little time since getting a new puppy and traveling. I am ready to get into the saddle again and create! My spirits have been restless. I have been having fun traveling and seeing my daughters, taking care of my husband after his surgery. Sadie does require lots of training, they said Goldens make great dogs, what they didn't say was how active a puppy they can be.
This was so pretty, and I couldn't zip it up. I passed it up a few months ago. Yesterday I found it was still there at a steal of a price. After all it had a Nieman Marcus tag in it. While trying to research what year it was made I serched out the Union Label I found on an inside seam. ILGWU was one of the first Female domanated unions formed by seamstresses back in the early 1900s in New York. They Struck Twice and were instramental in changing the way women work. Remember the fire in the garment district that killed many women because they were locked in.....and this was in NYC. Intresting, and the color of the fonts and design dated the dress back to 1963. I am selling it on Etsy, I sure hope someone treasures it! I am always on the look out for 1950s dresses, patterns and research materials. Do you have a killer Vintage Prom Dress in your closet?