Prong set rhinestones adorn the floral lace bodice of a 1950's dress. The lace is backed with fabric and the chiffon yoke creates the shoulders giving the illusion of the dress having a strapless bodice.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Point d'esprit lace is gathered between two bands of black and backed with nude color taffeta to form the neckline and cap sleeves on a 1950's wiggle dress. Point d'esprit is a fine net fabric characterized by oval or square dots woven in a grid-like pattern.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Ombre is a French word which means shading and is used to describe a technique of color bleeding, weaving or drip dying fabric by subtlety fading colors into one another. This 1960's Mohair coat is an example of Ombre plaid.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Tiny pin tucks follow the curve of the neckline to add visual interest to the collar and skirt of a 1930's sheer silk dress. The same silk is used for accordion pleated trim at the collar and hem edges.
Monday, November 24, 2008
A 1970's mustard wool dress is expertly accented with wool embroidery. Note how the embroidery is hand stitched over the side seam.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
A 1940's wool jacket has an appliqued and embroidered Mexican design. Contrasting wool fabric appliques are hand stitched on the jacket panels and finished with a variety of embroidery stitches.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
A 1960's Mr. California short sleeve shirt has a matched chest pocket. A matched pocket is created when the pattern of the materials of the shirt match the pocket and line up to create a seamless look.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Mink fur is attached to a 1950's spring coil coil headband and lined with grosgrain ribbon. Mink can be identified as a soft dense and lightweight fur with lustrous guard hairs (longer hairs on top) and lush, soft under fur (the thicker shorter fur).
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The satin fabric of this 1940's dress is made with a flocked surface creating a textured floral design. Flocking is a process where the fabric has been coated by an adhesive and fine fibers are applied over the adhesive. The finished fabric has a velvet like appearance.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Black Guipure lace is layered over golden yellow chiffon on the bodice of this 1950s evening dress by Rappi. Guipure lace is made without a net background from heavy yarns. The motifs are joined with thread bridges.