Vintage 101

A series of posts that tackle assorted issues of vintage clothing care, identification and restoration.

1956 Melbourne Olympic Games souvenir dress by Leroy with Alcorso hand print.
A Brief History of the Mary Jane shoe.
A short history of vintage stockings and pantyhose.
Antique Lace.
Beaded cardigans of the ’50s and ’60s.
Buying vintage at auction.
Dry cleaning your vintage textiles.
Fabric deterioration – Dry Rot.
Fabric deterioration – Iron Mordant.
Fabric deterioration – Shattering Silk.
Fabric deterioration – Sun damage.
Fan-laced corset.
Fashion in half-mourning.
How to dress 1950s Pin Up style.
Identifying an updated 1920s dress.
I’m going to a 1920s party.
Laundering vintage gloves.
Laundering vintage scarves.
Len Vogue Melbourne.
Looking for clues in fashion labels.
Lucy Secor Collins St. Melbourne
Madame Weigel and her fashion journal and sewing pattern service.
Noeleen King – Melbourne fashion label.
Peter Russell couture London
Raoul Couture Melb.
Reconstructing a 1920s beaded dress.
Reconstructing a 1950s coat dress.
Restoring a 1920s sequinned dress
Restoring an early 1940s American evening gown
Rope petticoats and crinolines.
Sharene Creations – Melbourne fashion label.
Sharpies and ’70s fashion.
Test your vintage knowledge by dating sewing patterns.
The dreaded clothes moth.
The House of Merivale.
Tweed identification.
Vintage fabric dyeing.
Vintage fashion for beginners – part one, fabrics
Vintage is not for everyone.
Vintage versus Vintage reproduction fashion.
Watch out for Devil Dust.

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