Category Archive: Vintage Clothing

The Milliner’s Secret

Having just read about the couturiers and milliners of WWII Paris, I was excited to find a novel set in that era.  I was hoping that maybe more information about Théâtre de la… Continue reading

Creativity Triumphs – Theatre de la Mode

In the closing days of WWII in France, couturiers in Paris created an exhibit which would both “show the continuing vitality of the fashion industries” and raise money for war relief.  After the… Continue reading

Design Advice from the Dress Doctors

I cannot adequately express how much I love this book The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish. Author Linda Przybyszewski tells the story of the early 20th century… Continue reading

Surprises from 1947

Some of you rightly guessed that the mystery magazine was from the late 1940s — and Mary from Zippy Quilts got it exactly, with her guess of 1947. (Tara Sparling claims she wrote… Continue reading

Mary Schenck Woolman

Over the years, I have picked up several old weaving, sewing, and home economics manuals.  Their publication dates range from 1906 to 1964. I have always wondered about the authors of these books,… Continue reading

Textile Traditions on Independence Day

This past weekend, we went out to our favorite Hill Country town, Rocksprings, for the re-dedication ceremony for the newly restored 1891 county courthouse.  Edwards County has a strong history of sheep and… Continue reading

Cream-colored Scarf

KerryCan at Love Those Hands At Home was curious about the textile that I had beneath the hats in yesterday’s post, so here it is in more detail. (Incidentally, KerryCan is doing a… Continue reading

Hats for the Four Seasons

National Hat Day is coming up on January 15th, so I thought I’d inspire you to participate by showing some vintage hats.  I picked them up at different antique shops back in the… Continue reading

A Great Coat for Great Weather

This coat belonged to my husband’s grandfather!  Gary Cooper wore one like it in The Fountainhead, which was made in 1949, so I would guess this is from the 1950s. It is only… Continue reading

A Perfect Christmas Eve

I’m home for a night between visits to relatives.  Tonight is just a quiet night to sit by the fire and catch “Shop Around the Corner,” and then step outside to look at… Continue reading