Tuesday, April 30, 2013

1970s Caftan

This 1970s cotton caftan from Lord & Taylor has shisha embroidery.  Shisha or mirror embroidery is the method of surrounding little mirrors with hand embroidery to hold them in place and add sparkle to a garment.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Vintage 80s Silk Pin-Up Top

A vintage 80s top has a back tie and cross shoulder straps.

Friday, April 26, 2013

1960s Mod Dress by Kaspar

This 1960s Mod era dress by Herbert Kaspar is made of bias cut plaid faille fabric that is perfectly matched at the seams.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

1950s Greta Plattry Dress

This 1950s dress by Greta Plattry is fashioned of madras plaid that has been embroidered with little flower sprigs in gold and silver metallic thread.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Vintage 1960s Khaki Pleated Skirt

A vintage 1960s Koret skirt has permanent pleats with the use of Koratron.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Vintage 60s Mod Blouse with Sash Collar

A vintage 1960s blouse has a sash tie at the collar.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

1980s French Designer Evening Gown

This 1980s silk evening gown by French designer Jacqueline Crouve has draped bands of ruching that are all stitched in place by hand.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Vintage 1970s Sequin Top

A 1970s top has a Fleur De Lys design made entirely of sequins.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

1950s Emma Domb Evening Gown

This early 1950s ball gown by Emma Domb has swirls of sequins decorating the bodice and flap hip panel.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Vintage 1970s Vera Neumann Wide Leather Belt

A vintage 1970s Vera Neumann leather belt has a large silver toned buckle and suede backed cutouts on the leather.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1960s Italian Top and Shorts

The hem on the top of this Italian made 1960s shorts set by Mafutex is scalloped to echo the design of the Pucci style print.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Vintage 1960s Mohair Vest

A vintage 1960s mohair slip on vest has braid trim which ties at the side waist, neckline and also trims a pocket.

Friday, April 5, 2013

1980s Full Skirt Cotton Dress

The edged of this 1980s cotton dress are bound in coordinating striped fabric at the neckline and armholes.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

1930s Dress and Jacket

The neckline of this 1930s dress is fashioned of strips of silk held together with faggoting stitches which makes a lovely openwork design.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Vintage 70s Metallic Knit Sequin Sparkle Top

A vintage 70s top has a diagonal sequined panel paired with a silver metallic sparkle knit on the front and back of bodice

Monday, April 1, 2013

1940s Evening Gown

This 1940s evening gown features a band of sequins at the neckline.  The sequins are a blend of 4 different colors which gives a gorgeous effect.