Sunday, 14 March 2021

The "Going Away" Outfit

 Celebrating the wedding tradition of the bride and groom "going away" from the wedding and the special outfit for the occasion, which was customary until the 1970s.

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Thursday, 3 December 2020

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Secrets of the Museum

 A review of the fabulous book "19th Century Fashion In Detail" by Lucy Johnston, from the V&A London. Eye candy for lovers of historical costume, and fascinating for anyone interested in how garments were put together, with emphasis on the details.

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Friday, 31 July 2020

Monday, 29 June 2020

Pass the Vodka Please

I have made my laundry tips for cleaning and storing vintage clothing available as a pdf. file to download. In addition, I have discovered some unexpected uses for vodka.

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Friday, 13 March 2020

Time Capsule For 1924 - The Chicago Mail Order Company Catalog

The Chicago Mail Order catalogue from 1924, a window into another time. There are so many fabulous clothes it's a sensory overload for a vintage lover.

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