Thrifting in Spokane, WA (the new city where I reside) has been an adventure, my neighborhood is surrounded with treasure shops and with every visit there is always something new to comment on. My lust for vintage, guilty passion of finding something one of kind, the act of shopping for it, revamping, and giving it a new home is something I am constantly anticipating for on my days off.
|Stegosaurus & human skeleton made of scrap metal outside of Area 58.|
|Sew Lingerie cover|
|The hair-do saver frightens me and I'm sure doesn't respond well|
to those who are claustrophobic. Maybe if you live in a windy climate or
drive a motorcycle or convertible. I don't picture many women as seeing
this is an accessory must-have.
|Hosiery Savers: accessory used to wash or put on nylons.|
|Hosiery Saver pattern. If you know anyone or seen anyone use one of these in REAL LIFE I would love to hear about it. I have only learned of this accessory's existence from this book.|
|Elegant nightgown. Rockable if made with the right textiles.|
Someday I will try to re-invent something similar with a modern twist.
|I love the little floral appliqué's on these undergarments. Very dainty and cute.|
|This scarf was then called a Smoke Ring. Sounds French chic, but now with the alarming information|
that cigarettes are bad for your health, it is now referred to as a Figure 8 Scarf.
This little book has been very insightful as far as how to make your own lingerie at home using simple sewing techniques, and a low standard of sewing equipment. Awesome for me since I'm still saving for my dream Janome machine, and my sewing equipment is very standard at this point in time. The content and design of the lingerie as you can imagine isn't exactly sultry, but classic, tasteful, and exhibits fine lines. There are lots of pictures and detailed instructions for those wanting to recreate the looks offered, but with some of the sewing terminology used I would say that these directions are written for the experienced sewer. Hope you enjoyed this little blurp as much as I did sharing with you this vintage treasure.