Overview Reference Overview of vintage embroidery transfers Vintage embroidery transfers have regained popularity today, thanks in no small part to advances in technology that allow designs to be programmed and machine-stitched with beautiful results. Improved fabric paints, dyes and markers allow these great old designs to be used by even the needle-challenged. And, of course, those who enjoy the satisfaction and quality of hand-stitching still use them the “old-fashioned” way. Embroidery transfers have been available from many, many different companies for well over a hundred years. So whether you’re looking for breathtakingly intricate motifs for heirloom embroidery, authentic designs for period costumes, particular motifs to complement a collecting interest, or a comical design to enliven your kitchen towels, there’s a huge assortment of vintage designs waiting to be rediscovered. This overview addresses a major roadblock for the vintage embroidery transfer enthusiast — the lack of organized material about vintage transfers. Old catalogs are scarce or non-existent , companies have gone out of business — histories and product lines have to be pieced together from scraps of information scattered across web pages and collections.
By Sammy 43 Comments Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! Valorie Huston, an Ebay seller and follower of Sammy Davis Vintage, recently asked the following question on the fan page. For more information about tags and labels read my post about Vintage Clothing Labels and Tags.
A concise guide to identifying the date of a vintage garment by its zipper. Often a zip fastener alone does not ensure a correct date identification of vintage clothing. Be aware that zippers can be replaced over time and some modern garments may use a vintage-style zip to create a retro look.
Yes, there are photos of Barbra Streisand wearing this nightdress from the movie, but this scene along with many others were cut from the final released film, but there is even a blog dedicated to ALL the cut scenes from this movie. It’s a shame, but nice to know someone kept records, and perhaps the original clip will be available at some point! According to the blog, this was for Scene Here’s the link to the blog: Creamy white silk satin and chiffon gown with illusion neckline to round neck.
LOVE the long ruched sleeves with chiffon trim and bow at mid empire bodice. As you can see in the photos of Barbra, she wore with huge oversized night cap
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The Set-Up I, along with the rest of my editorial team, chose the five most popular apps to try most popular based on relevancy, not actual numbers. I downloaded each app and made myself a profile. This part was harder than expected — for the sake of the experiment, I wanted to keep each profile consistent to the next. While each individual app is unique, I wanted to present myself as uniformly as possible.
Say Jacket a) very similar to Schott A-2 model: On the top of internal pile liner there is the black lable with ”Schott” written in white characters, on the right side of this lable there is a smaller white one with the american flag and in the line below the flag there is the nbr
For some reason, I’m not sure why, I was struck by this: A small slim woman in a vagabond hat and a transparent raincoat. I never imagined that transparent raincoats were around back in the 30s. After a little research, I have found the following historical bits from http: I had no idea! The coat was made of a yarn-dyed fine twill cotton gabardine. The gabardine was chemically processed to repel rain.
Though these trench coats were first made for soldiers, after the war ended in , they spread in popularity. They were also much cooler than those made of Macintosh’s fabric. By , raincoat design moved beyond the trenchcoat, though that coat remained a classic. Oil-treated fabrics, usually cotton and silk, became popular in the s.
Oil-skin was made by brushing linseed oil on fabric, which made it shed water.
I’ve rounded up the most important tips I’ve found as a vintage shop owner about how to date your vintage finds. When I was setting up my business, I really wanted to finding the best and most reliable resources so I could offer the best possible product to my customers. My day job is business research, so it was easy to find a lot of great sources. I read a ton of books and talked to lots of people.
Alright, so I go out in my yard in the early morning hours and water the yard or pick up debris from the lawn, or just sit on the porch and drink coffee, dressed in women’s clothing, usually a skirt and pantyhose or tights, sometimes it’s shorts and tights or pantyhose, along with mary janes or high heels depending on the activity, walking on grass in heels is a challenge if not downright dangerous.
I have seen four A stamps on Natural finished bodies, and a trans-red with an A stamp. I’ve seen a C on a Monaco Yellow and a Sunburst. I have also seen a D, along with an A on a Sunburst body. This is just a theory, but if only A’s were put on Natural finished guitars as an example, it could help determine if a guitar is refinished. The number will have an ‘S’ prefix possibly an ‘E’, read below followed by a six digit number.
The first digit is supposed to reflect the year of manufacture, but there are major overlaps in this regard, and the serial number should not be used to ID a guitar’s exact year of manufacture. The last five digits are basically random. An important thing to look for are the matching serial number stickers in the neck pocket and on the pickguard.
All bodies are Ash, and usually a heavy piece. Most Natural and Sunburts finished guitars seem to be three-piece bodies, painted ones may be more. Necks are Maple, and are constructed from one complete piece if they have a Maple fingerboard.
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While in the Salvation Army the other day, however, I explained to two teenage girls looking through records what “LP” stood for, and, what a “45” is. This was a bit of a wake up call as to how old I am, I mean, the wealth of vintage knowledge that I possess. I decided there and then to put some of that knowledge to use here. There are many clues you will need to use to determine the age of a garment.
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History[ edit ] Trunk maker since [ edit ] Maison Morel was the official purveyor of Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchess de Berry ,  an honour that granted it the title of “box maker, trunk maker and packer of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Berry”. He was also instrumental in arranging her marriage to one of his employees, Louis-Henri Morel — , who was twenty-three at the time. Monsieur Morel died suddenly on 24 August He created the first Goyard advertisements, participated in various World Expositions and opened four branch stores.
He also laid the foundations for the brand as we know it today, as he came up with the emblematic Goyardine canvas, launched a pet accessories range and developed products for automobiles. He partnered with his eldest son Robert, and together they ran E. Goyard Elder and Son. Robert followed his father’s footsteps and ran the business from to
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Dating Jane Obrien Every girl loves to feel special not just on days with occasion but on any day at that. Girls like to have a guy around them that will always make them smile often, so it is important for the girls to always know what to look for in a dating profile. There are lots of things to do to make your girl smile and also feel special but getting her a gift is more soul touching and this will readily make her smile even without keeping her guard because you are the most romantic man alive that is present in her life.
Here are some three great ideas of gifts you can give to your girl to make her smile and cherish you. Gift her a chocolate bouquet: Try to get her favourite type of chocolate or also do something new that you feel she will really love at first sight.
A black and white satin varsity jacket dating from the late s/early s. Noted flaws – colour fading throughout, some damage to both knitted cuffs and the centre front, elasticity loss to the collar, seam fray at the front right near the hem a please see photos.
History[ edit ] Poundmaker carrying a Hudson’s Bay point blanket In the North American fur trade , by , wool blankets accounted for more than 60 per cent of traded goods. About four inches in length except in the case of half points, which are two inches , they indicate the finished overall size area of a blanket and allow a blanket’s size to be easily determined even when folded.
The point system was invented by French weavers in the mid s since then, as now, blankets were shrunk as part of the manufacturing process. The word point derives from the French empointer, meaning “to make threaded stitches on cloth. Today Hudson’s Bay blankets are commonly found in point sizes of 3. Thickness and quality are the same blanket to blanket, and a larger blanket will naturally weigh more. Solid colours are available, as is the classic pattern featuring the green, red, yellow, and indigo stripes.
Today the blankets are made in England by John Atkinson, a sub brand of A. The main determinants of value include age, size, colour, pattern rarity and condition.
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The value of a pair of Levis vary on a lot of different things — the cut, color, age, and condition are the most important factors. An orange tab helps in dating them, but does not necessarily make them more valuable. Searched a bit and only found one just like it that had already been sold… Hewlp?!
Vintage Brown Rebel Rider Motorcycle Scooter Jacket #MAZDN Price: $ Exclusive! Savings From Sugg. Retail: $ The quality is superb, and the prices are excellent. I saw similar coats elsewhere for $ The phone folks are friendly, polite and professional. And it .
Points for Would-Be Sellers and Buyers of Vintage Clothes and Accessories These are some guidelines aimed in particular at new sellers of vintage who may be considering selling clothing or dresses via the internet, but have no idea what points to consider other than they want to sell items. Buyers may also find them useful as guidelines on buying and what features to look for in sale details. Give a precise and accurate written description of the condition of the item. State whether it is mint, near mint, excellent, very good, good, fair, poor, well worn, tattered, soiled, damaged, ripped, moth eaten.
Whether or not you need to use the latter derogatory words will depend on your mode of operation and standard of purchases. With the latter terms consider using the word ‘cutter’, which is a useful term to doll makers, dressmakers and quilt makers who seek antique fabrics for reproducing vintage looking reproduction or theatrical goods.
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Various Cloak, Coat and Jacket Terms This section began as a result of my verifying some cloaks and mantelets for a collector and seller of museum quality antique year old English clothing for ebay auctions. When faced with so much variety of style, it’s understandable that the wide range of costume history terms that exist are often confusing to those seeking to describe vintage garments or make articles for a theatrical production.
Regular visitors know this site deals only with female costume history, and in this section I’m going to look at simplifying ways of helping site visitors understand the differences between the wide range of terms used for female cover ups as either cloaks, coats or jackets and found especially in the 19th century in the Brutish Isles until Many of you will be familiar with more modern terms like poncho or gilet, but may not be able to find a single other person who knows what a mantelet with lappets is or the difference between a Chesterfield and an Ulster coat.
Nov 22, · Yes, 50s Clicker coats are pretty popular now and fetching good coin on ebay. They were made into the 60s but the label changed as did a few other things and the 60s coats .
Dating in the “The rules and suggestions for courtship and romance occupy most of the space in Victorian etiquette and letter writing books. Near the end of the section there is generally one curt letter of refusal to a marriage proposal. There are usually flowery forms for written proposals from the suitor as well as a plethora of gushing acceptances from the bride-elect.
Usually the tone of the letter is vague and contains assurances that the honored lady thanks the gentleman for his offer but she cannot accept his proposal. The Victorian precept that a lady “never explains or complains” is followed rigidly. To readers today the index titles for these letters sound wildly humorous. Consider the titles “Refusal on the grounds of dislike”, “Refusal on the grounds of unsteadiness of the suitor”, and “Refusal on the grounds that the suitor is much younger than herself”.
The short paragraph headed “Refusal on the grounds of dislike” is important information to a historian today for what it reveals about the life of men in