Friday, January 30, 2009
Rows of horizontal pintucks, prairie points, and lace decorate the bodice of a 50's sundress and the opening of the matching sweater. A prairie point is a triangular shaped edge made by folding and overlapping squares of fabric. It's a very labor intensive treatment.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Vintage mid 1940's stretch satin swimsuit has a triangular shaped cutout in the midriff with a pleated style bottom. Swimsuits designers had to reduce the fabric in swimwear by 10% because of war time restrictions.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Eyelet embroidery decorates sheer cotton organdy fabric in this 1950's dress. Eyelet embroidery is defined as holes punched out with embroidery worked around the edges by hand or on a Schiffli machine.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
A peplum is styled into a 1960s dress which creates an overskirt. The floral acetate fabric is covered with pink nylon giving a dimensional look to the fabric.