Tuesday, February 25, 2014
"Altering Waist Patterns For Figures That Vary From The Average"
"For a Figure Broader at the Back than at the Front, for Square Shoulders, for Sloping Shoulders, for a Full Bust, for a Small Bust, for Round Shoulders, for an Over Erect Figure."
This helpful advice is from The New Dressmaker, The Butterick Publishing Company, 1921. "The New Dressmaker is the accepted authority on dressmaking and tailoring and the methods which it gives may be used whenever the current styles call for them"
Monday, February 24, 2014
Here is a charming story "Something Blue" from The New We Work And Play, New Basic Readers, 1956 Edition.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Hot-iron transfer patterns from the 1928 Gorcy Catalog. Because this was a Canadian company several of the ads are in English and French.
You could also get this image hand painted on ecru or black satin. Yes please!
Friday, February 21, 2014
This is one offering from the August 1928 Gorcy catalog. Gorcy was based in Montreal and many of the ads are in French and English. This one caught my eye because I haven't seen a Sewing Machine Scarf or one for a Phonograph. These were stamped patterns that came on different fabrics (at different prices) . Then you could buy cotton or silk embroidery floss 'make the article'.In 1925 Emile Gorcy patented his Transfer Ink with mutton fat as the main ingredient.
"Be it known that I, EMILE Gorcy, a citizen of the French Republic, residing at Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Transfer Ink...This transfer ink is formed of the following ingredients, preferably combined in the proportions indicated, namely: mutton fat,49 parts; black soap. 14 parts; and aniline coloring, 7 parts."
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
my adventures at NYFW F/W 2014
|with my girl Margaret Zhang|
|spending time in soho|
|at 3.1 phillip lim|
|pale pink confections at Dion Lee|
|best greek yogurt ever at Chelsea Market|
|amazing show by Zimmerman|
|imma change your life|
|Cafe Gitane is a must|
|the always stunning Altuzarra|
|quality time with Marg & Court|
|Tibi turns into one of my new favorite brands|
|vibrant florals at Prabal Gurung|
|this is band of outsiders|
|DVF's 40th anniversary|
|bloglovin' party at the jane hotel|
|brunch session with the crew|
|show hopping with Aimee|
|3.1 phillip lim|
|space age parisian star wars at Rodarte|
|alice in marcland @ marc by marc jacobs|
|maison martin margiela|
|hannah + brendan|
|wine stained collection at Nanette Lepore|
|stunning collection from sass + bide|
|THEY ALL HATE US!|
|behind alex chng and justin o'shea|
at 12:11 AM