Saturday, December 31, 2011

Animal Print Crazy: 1980's Vintage New Year

animal print fashion
80s animal print fashion
Two fabulous dresses from the 80's that went through the shop and on to a party!

Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR to come that is filled with adventure & good times.

Friday, December 30, 2011

1970's for New Years

1970s sewing pattern
McCall's 3206
simplicity 8025
Fashion illustrations from 1970's patterns:
Two figures: a Butterick pattern (torn number)
Two figures with red dress: McCall's 3206
Green Dress: Simplicity 8025

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sheath Cocktail Dresses from 1958: Fit to Impress

1950s fahion
1950s fashion1958 fashion illustrations from "Modes Royale" a pattern magazine of European designs for the home seamstress.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sequins 1930's Style: Vintage New Year

1937 Turn Off the Moon, Edith Head1937 Costume design by Edith Head for "Turn Off the Moon"

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1958: Vintage New Year Cocktail Dresses

1958 fashion illustration
1958 fashion illustration
1958 fashion illustration
Fashion Illustrations: 1958 from "Modes Royale"
This was a pattern magazine that showcased European fashion designs when cocktail dresses were at their height for creative drape and silhouette.

Monday, December 26, 2011

"Sabrina" Costume Illustration: New Year's Inspiration

Sabrina illustration
Edith Head illustration for Audrey Hepburn as "Sabrina"


This look is so classic and as perfect for this New Year's as it was in the 1950's.
You can whip up your own version with vintage sewing pattern: Simplicity 3002. Wouldn't that be fun!

Simplicity 3002, is currently available on HERE

Thursday, December 22, 2011

1958 Back Views: Cocktail Dresses for New Years

1958 fashion
1958 fashion1958 fashion illustrations from "Modes Royale", a pattern magazine of European designs for the skilled seamstress.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys: Music for a Vintage Lifestyle

Janet KleinIf you love vintage fashion from the 1920's and 30's, then Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys should be the musical score for your life.

Janet has found a way to capture all of the fun and jive of that era's music, singing and playing her ukulele with a back-up band of marvelous musicians. But there's more! She's also a gifted graphic artist, as well as a spell binding performer. She has designed a vintage style web site that will make you want to put on a pot of tea and settle in for awhile, to cruise the many pages that relate to her work, musician friends and related topics, HERE.

Janet Klein, Living in Sin

To see more, there is a treasure trove of her videos online HERE.