Sunday, 20 May 2018

You Can't Do That! Australians Breaking the Fashion Rules

You Can't Do That! is about the rule breakers. It's an exhibition currently showing at the Melbourne Museum showcasing the ground breaking work of Australians working in the field of fashion, including Prue Acton, Jenny Bannister and Christopher Graf.
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Fashion Quarter at Como House

Como Fashion Quarter is an art installation and exhibition at Como House mansion in Melbourne show casing antique costumes and vintage garments from the collection of the National Trust of Victoria. Four artists/stylists have been given free reign to use items from the collection and the space of the house.
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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Friday, 23 March 2018

The National Trust Vintage Clothing Sale at Como House - 2018

I blogged about this last year but it's so great I'm blogging about it again. The trials, tribulations and treasures of the National Trust sale.

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1950s dirndl dress with organdy sleeves

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Flowers For Mrs Harris - A Dior Fairy Tale

I found this delightful and whimsical tale by chance. It's a novella by Paul Gallico, published in 1958, and is the story of Ada Harris, a London char, or cleaning lady, who realises her life's dream of going to Paris to buy a Dior dress. How could I resist?
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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Sportswear 1920s Style

The 1910s and 1920s saw a huge rise in the popularity of casual clothing, and in stretch clothing, as women's new found rights and freedoms led to an increasingly active lifestyle. Enjoy my recently acquired pattern book for examples.
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1920s vintage clothing sportswear leachs  knitting pattern book