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Buttons Should Button: Of The Trouble With False Fastenings in 1963
The Dress Doctors did not have a problem with certain kinds of decoration. Bows that did not actually tie, for example. Some bows in clothing, especially the large showy kind, are often constructed and sewn into shape by the dressmaker and the woman wearing them simply puts on the garment and looks like she tied her bows. I suspect the bow a the neckline of this little wool suit was one such decorative item. It appears on a secretary working in Paris in an episode of The Saint from 1963 called “The Work of Art.” The middle loop of this bow was sewn as a separate strip and then tacked around the longer strip that make up the larger loops of the bow. All well and good.
But extra buttons that served no purpose seem to have driven the Dress Doctors to exasperation. They were recovering from the Victorian frou-frou which was a riot of excess decoration at times, so one can understand their objections. And looking at this suit you can see what happens once you stoop to false fastenings.
The six large buttons on the front of the jacket do nothing functionally. They are mere ornamentation. And when you see that the suit also has decorative stitching along its front seams, you have to ask, so why bother with these buttons? The suit actually shuts with buttons in a hidden placket at center. Imagine the suit without the false buttons and what do you have? Two structural lines emphasized with decorative stitching that lead upwards where you find the bow which bring attention to the face. But as is, with the extra buttons, your eye plays hopscotch across the front of the suit and has no place to land. It does catch the eye, only to confuse it. True, sometimes you want to confuse people, but this earnest working woman was not trying to do that. During the early-to mid 1960s, the tailored suit for women persisted as part of formal, public dress, but you can see in this one the start of the rejection of the art principles developed by the Dress Doctors.
Old Sewing Spools
Photo by Mike Savad on Redbubble
And the 1940s pinafore is done!
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my grandmother on my mother’s side gave me a nightie years ago. it was the one she lent me whenever I would stay over as a child — an old LL Bean nightgown that buttons from the bottom of the chest all the way up to the neck. I love nighties like these. I have a much newer, red one just like it now, but this one is more important in that I have practically grown up in it.
I wore it often, even to work, until one of its sleeves became torn too badly to wear anymore. after that point it patiently waited to be mended.
for my son’s first birthday we threw “a party of special magnificence” — that is to say that Bilbo’s 111th birthday was strongly in mind when planning it. our family all dressed in our best hobbit attire. when dreaming up my outfit for the occasion, I began to piece together ideas for how to use what I already have and still feel like I’m wearing something special and new.
I started pasting together my vision with photos on the internet, and my other grandmother, on my father’s side, followed it. she turned it into a sleeveless jumper, and scooped out the neck so I could easily nurse my son.
it looks like it was made that way from the start. I’m so happy. all in all, I only paid for the white shirt underneath — $5 at a thrift shop.
I felt wonderful all night at the festivities, and now I have an item of clothing that brings both of my wonderful grandparents to mind.
Rebodied a 90s gymnast barbie to a tall mtm barbie and made her a Halloween outfit. I should probably name her but I’m fresh out of ideas lol. Pattern is by @cosmomoore
Hey, do people know about sewing? Can people message me if they know anything about Sewing.
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What to do with four yards of black slub silk purchased in Yokohama in the late 50s.
Sweet soft corset detail
Today we went to the Steampunk Festival (okay) at the Train Museum (wonderful) but before that we went to the Remakery (always a delight) and they had fill-a-bag on vintage sewing patterns but I held back from going too hog-wild and only got like a dozen, and filled out the rest with vintage sheeting, and then after we left the museum we went up to the Savers (hit-or-miss) that we never go to and they had just So Many good vintage sheets I have So Much old fabric to wash.
The work in progress of a hypothetical embroidery on soft fabrics.
This is a great satisfaction.
More flowers for everyone! 💐
Hand-washed this vintage quilt today and dried it in the sun. It smelled very musty and it has some stains and damaged areas; washing it removed the smell and now it’s dry and ready for repairs!
I just love these designs of « generic fashion dolls » but clearly are meant to represent Barbie ❤️
These drawings are sOoOoOo cute I can’t