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Vintage Fashion Guild Clothing Condition Chart

Tips & Tricks : Clothing Condition Chart

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Clothing condition chart provided courtesy of The Vintage Fashion Guild. Use or display does not require or imply VFG membership. This chart is for all to use. Please upload to your own photo-hosting site. Please click on image for larger size.

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Vintage Fashion Guild Clothing Measurement Chart

Tips & Tricks : Clothing Measurement Chart

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Clothing measurement chart provided courtesy of The Vintage Fashion Guild. Use or display does not require or imply VFG membership. This chart is for all to use. Please upload to your own photo-hosting site. Please click on image for larger size.

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Edwardian Fashion

Books : Edwardian Fashion

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Reviewed by Liza D. – Better Dresses Vintage Edwardian Fashion, by Daniel Milford-Cottam (© 2014 by Shire Publications, ISBN: 978-74781-404-7) This compact little book is a quick and helpful read for anyone interested in learning more about dress in the first part of the 20th century. It is written from a British viewpoint, but the bountiful content applies across the Western world. Milford-Cottam begins by “Setting the Scene.” This first chapter delineates the differences between

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Fashion In The Time Of Jane Austen

Books : Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen

Monday, February 17, 2014

Reviewed by Gayle MacGregor – Sewing Machine Girl Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen by Sarah Jane Downing (Shire Library, ISBN-10: 0747807671) This compact book examines British fashion history from 16th December 1775, when Jane Austen was born, to 1819, as seen through the eyes and words of Austen herself. The book is a comprehensive overview of clothing worn by women, men and children of the upper and aspirational classes, as well as the

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beauty and cosmetics 1550 to 1950 book

Books : Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950

Monday, January 27, 2014

Reviewed by Gayle MacGregor – Sewing Machine Girl Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950 By Sarah Jane Downing (Shire Library, ISBN: 978-0-74780-839-8) Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950 is a comprehensive history of Beauty and Cosmetics from Pagan cultures to Christian cultures through to the 1950s. The small size of this book belies the extent of information contained within, including a rich social history. Beginning with early Christian reactions against the Pagan cultures use of adornment, how concepts of

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Books : Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby

Monday, December 02, 2013

Reviewed by Gayle MacGregor – Sewing Machine Girl Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby By LaLonnie Lehman (Shire Library, ISBN: 978-0-74781-299-9) Fashion in The Time of The Great Gatsby, aims to explore 1920s fashion in America as seen through the world of Gatsby’s author- F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book touches on the changes to society and the consumerism that influenced 20s fashion, from emancipation to both men and women embracing leisure pursuits, sports,

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Fashion in the 1920s book

Books : Fashion in the 1920s

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reviewed by Gayle MacGregor – Sewing Machine Girl Fashion in the 1920s by Jayne Shrimpton (Shire Library, ISBN: 978-0-74781-308-8) Fashion in the 1920s explores the fashion worn in the 20s from a British perspective, along with the social history that influenced the fashion of the time. The effects of the Great War along with the rapid industrialisation of major cities in Britain are examined, along with the rise of consumerism, and the changes to the

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Wigs Hairdressing and Shaving book

Books : Wig, Hairdressing and Shaving Bygones

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Reviewed by Gayle MacGregor – Sewing Machine Girl Wig, Hairdressing and Shaving Bygones by Gail Durbin (Shire Library, ISBN: 978-0-85263-663-3) This small but informative book covers a topic not often explored: The history of wigs, hairdressing and men’s shaving accoutrements. Starting from 1624 the author explores the reasons why wigs became fashionable from their practical beginnings to becoming the fashion of the court, the clergy and of upwardly mobile society. Early construction techniques of wigs

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Gear Guide 1967

Books : Gear Guide 1967: Hip-pocket Guide to Britain's Swinging Carnaby Street Fashion Scene

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reviewed by Gayle MacGregor – Sewing Machine Girl Gear Guide 1967: Hip-pocket Guide to Britain’s Swinging Carnaby Street Fashion Scene by David Johnson and Roger Dunkley (Old House Books & Maps, ISBN-10: 1908402563) This quirky, fascinating little book was originally published in 1967 by Atlas Publishing, London. A facsimile of the original pocket guide to the boutiques of Swinging London, this book is a must- have stocking filler for Christmas, or just a neat affordable

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Fashion History : Swim Wear History

Monday, July 01, 2013

Swim Wear History! Beat the heat during the dog days of summer with a little reading about the fashions of the sea shore! Click on the image to get started. 1920s, 1940s & 1950s Vintage Bathing Suits – Courtesy of fuzzylizzie and pinkyagogo

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Label Resource : Tula

Friday, May 31, 2013

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Member Events : 2013 Spring Vintage Inspiration

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Each spring and fall the VFG sleuths out the historical influences on modern fashion – the Vintage Inspiration. Designers took 1950s-style full-skirted sundresses out for a spin at the fashion shows this spring, and found new inspiration in black and white, especially mod 1960s looks. With all the eyelets, openwork and cut-outs to be found in spring 2013 collections, it is hard not to think of the vintage ways of achieving these lacy effects. Finally,

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Member Events : Fall 2012 Vintage Inspiration

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Each spring and fall the VFG sleuths out the historical influences on modern fashion – the Vintage Inspiration. This fall, designers have been inspired by the opulence of brocade and the impact of the perfect hat. They have trolled the sartorial splendor of vintage menswear, reconceiving it for women. Finally, every shade of green seems to have been seen on fall runways…and need we remind you that with vintage you always go green? Visit Fall

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Fabric Resource : Camel hair

Monday, July 23, 2012

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Fabric Resource : Bemberg

Sunday, July 08, 2012

See Rayon, viscose

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