Lovely Vintage Fascinator Hats
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Sew up this sweet lounger and cap for your favorite little girl.
This 1960s pattern for a girl's Lounger Nightshirt and Miss Muffet Mob Cap was included with the purchase of Prims covered button kits. Click HERE to download pattern in easy to draft 1" scale.
Prepared by the HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, William Prym, Inc. Dayville CT
Prym Consumer USA
Prym Consumer USA
Sunday, August 25, 2013
This 1960's jumpsuit pattern was included as a free insert in packages of covered buttons. And for good reason. This groovy jumpsuit is bedecked with covered buttons galore.
|Prims 1960s Jumpsuit|
The Devil is in the Details.
|Hem, Sleeve and Martingale Belt Trim|
Click HERE to download pattern in easy to draft 1" scale.
Prym Consumer USA
Friday, August 23, 2013
Wilson Lace & Co., Inc. New York, NY, was producing fine lace as
early as 1902 and perhaps earlier. Known for it's lingerie lace, Warner
Brothers Company was one of it's important clients. After a dispute over
infringement of it's 1964 copyright on a pansy lace design
first embodied in an elastic "spandex" and later a rigid nylon fiber, and a labor dispute in 1971, the company dissolved in 1986.|
|Wilson Maid Lace|
Sunday, August 18, 2013
|Student Fashion Design at the Powerhouse Museum|
While in Sydney last week I had the opportunity to view an exhibition of student fashion design at the Powerhouse Museum. This exhibition spanned 20 years of the work of both students and those who mentor them. I'd like to share some of my favorites.
|Gabriel Lee, photo Hyeon-Goo Park|
Since 1993 the Museum has presented the annual Student Fashion display showcasing extraordinary designs by the top graduates from local institutions. This year’s display includes striking outfits from the top four fashion graduates of 2012 including Inder Dhillon from the Fashion Design Studio, Sydney TAFE; Andriana Jacky from Raffles College of Design and Commerce; Kathleen Choo from the University of Technology, Sydney and Ryan Samways from the Whitehouse Institute of Design.
|Toni Maticevski c/o Vogue.com.au|
This year also marks 20 years of Student Fashion. Over 140 designers have showcased their graduate collections in the Museum’s annual display. Making it highlights some of these former students careers today, including designers who established their own fashion labels, those that became lecturers and academics, and others that went on to design for major Australian and international fashion brands. These Student Fashion ‘alumni’ include Timo Rissanen, Alana Clifton-Cunningham, Gabriel Lee, Toni Maticevski, Micaela Ezra, Lauren Vieyra, Prue Rainey, and Dion Lee.
Friday, August 16, 2013
|Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia|
|Priera Russell Holier Than Thou|
Lace offers the mystery of concealment and the subtle interplay of space, light and shadows. Its layering can enhance the human body and create alluring effects in interior design and architecture. Though lace is usually associated with textiles, curator Lindie Ward broadened the definition of lace to include any ‘openwork structure whose pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas’.
|Tessa Blazey and Alexi Freeman|
Neo Lace Gown
Playful and inventive, the works on display present a provocative challenge to traditional concepts of lace. The artists push lace techniques in surprising new directions — knitting human hair into sculptures of human organs, crocheting steel wire into a ghostly motor engine, carving lace patterns from the body of a rusty old truck. See lace in fashion, jewellery, sculpture, lighting and digital multimedia installations.
134 artists from 20 countries unleash their passion for lace in this spectacular exhibition of winning entries and finalists in the Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award.
The exhibition ranges from bold large-scale installations and sculptures to intricate textiles and jewellery. Materials include gold and silver wire, linen and silk as well as mulberry paper, tapa cloth, horse hair, titanium and optical fibre.
The award’s overall winner and five category winners (traditional techniques, fashion, built environment, digital multimedia and student work) will be revealed when the Love Lace exhibition is officially opened at the launch of Sydney Design 2011.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
This 1950's insert for packaged lace from Thomas Wilson & CO., Inc. Wilson Maid Laces, includes instructions to "Make a sleeveless jumper or dress seem new and different. Add 1.5" Nylon Val Galloon on standard balloon sleeve pattern. Elasticize both ends."
Use detachable collar. Ruffled yoke effect achieved with Nylon Alencon Edge, 2.25" width. Scarf that ties-on for jabot effect is edged with 5/8" Nylon Val lace. For ingenue look, add row after row of 5/8" gathered Nylon Val Lace to collar.
Thomas Wilson Lace & Co., Inc. New York, NY, was producing fine lace as early as 1902 and perhaps earlier. Known for it's lingerie lace, Warner Brothers Company was one of it's important clients. After a dispute over infringement of it's 1964 copyright on a pansy lace design first embodied in an elastic "spandex" and later a rigid nylon fiber, and a labor dispute in 1971, the company dissolved in 1986.