Wednesday, December 31, 2008

1940's Novelty Print Dress

The front metal zipper closure on this 1940's dress is hidden behind a decorative placket, which is folded back in this photo.

Monday, December 29, 2008

1940s Novelty Print Sarong Dress

1940's dress, sarong, novelty printTwo coordinating rayon prints combine for visual appeal in this 1940's sarong styled dress. Dangling black balls accent the sleeves and add a Latin flair.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Vintage Woolrich ShirtJac

The yoke forms the placket for the buttoned pockets on a 1960's mens vintage twill Woolrich shirtjac.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

1950s Wool Dress with Angora Trim

White angora rib-knit trim like you would find on a sweater is applied along the opening edges of a 1950's dress.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Vintage 70s Jantzen Open Back Maxi Dress

Nylon jersey low scoop back dress has adjustable button shoulder straps that attach to a bra back like opening. Hook at the bra back with elasticized casings on each side of the hook.

Friday, December 19, 2008

1960s Harvey Berin Dress

Corded buttons co-ordinate nicely with the black braid at the neckline of a 1960's Harvey Berin velvet dress.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vintage 50s Pink Champagne Lace Wiggle Dress Flounce Lace Hem

A 1950's dress has a tiered lace flounce hem line producing a very feminine effect.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

1940s WWII Swing Dress

The neckline and front opening of a vintage 1940's dress is accented with trapunto. Trapunto is a type of embellishment in which a design is outlined with straight stitches and then stuffed from the back of the fabric to achieve a raised effect.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

1970s Butterfly Collar Wool Coat Dress

A 1970's coat dress sports a butterfly collar. The extended tips of the collar are sometimes referred to as wing tips.

Monday, December 15, 2008

1960s Sequined Evening Gown

vintage evening gown, vintage dressBlack beads and sequins are set alight with scattered contrasting sequins in every color of the rainbow on this late 1960's evening dress.

Friday, December 12, 2008

1950s Car Coat with Persian Lamb Pockets

Curly lamb fur also known as Persian lamb fur is applied to the shaped patch pockets of a 1950's wool car coat.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

1970s Black Velvet Evening Gown

The back of this 1970's evening gown is completely open except for straps that cross over and button.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

1960s Silk Shantung Gown

A lace bodice with peplum is covered with silver seed beads and small pearl beads accentuating the design in the lace.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

1950s Silk Career Dress

1950s navy silk dressWhat appears to be a decorative pleat at the front of this 1950's dress is actually a placket that hides a metal zipper closure.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Vintage 60s Lilli Ann Rose Pink Boucle Knit Suit

Boucle is a textured fancy yarn with a loop pile that is knit or woven into fabric giving it a kinky appearance.

Friday, December 5, 2008

1940s R&K Deco Print Crepe Dress

The crepe fabric of a 1940's dress by R&K is manipulated with small inverted pleats that are sewn down with smocking stitches. This pleated portion forms a bib insert at the front bodice.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

1960s Loop Collar Shirt

A 1960's mens shirt with a loop collar. The loop is formed on one side of the shirt placket and fastens to the other side with a button holding the collar securly in place. These were popular in the 1920's, 1940's and 1960's.

1960s Beaded Boucle Suit

Black scroll braid and dangling beads accent the collar and pockets of a 1960's navy wool boucle suit.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

1930s Couture French Silk Lace Blouse

A 1930's couture French silk chiffon and lace blouse is completely hand stitched creating intricate details.

Monday, December 1, 2008

1940s Suit Jacket

A slot seam with gold embroidered arrows at each end decorates the front of a 1940s suit jacket. A slot seam is a decorative detail that opens to reveal a contrasting backing fabric - in this case the same navy blue crepe that lines the jacket.