Art Is A Luxury

I have often noticed that people are tire kickers when it comes to art, especially when the artist is just emerging onto the scene. People's eyes turn as big as saucers and they pause their breath for a moment when the price of the piece is given. That prompts them to say something along the [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity Designer’s Pattern 8273

Simple, yet full of beautiful details! Featured is the Simplicity Designer's Pattern 8273, circa 1950. MISSES’ ONE-PIECE DRESS AND BOLERO. The dress has a buttoned front, short set-in sleeves, a round collar and one large pocket. The slim skirt has inverted pleats at lower sides. The collarless bolero has three-quarter length cuffed sleeves and a [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: (Rare) Vintage Simplicity 8362 A

Buttons for days! Early 1950's Simplicity 8362 A; MISSES’ TWO-PIECE SUIT DRESS. The short double-breasted bodice has a long narrow collar and set-in sleeves that are long in version A, three-quarter and cuffed in Version B. The peg top skirt has pockets at the waist and slits at the lower edge.

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Givenchy for McCall’s (3785)

Wow! This (hard to find) circa 1956, 10 piece Givenchy pattern features a zipper back, and swoon worthy 6 button front detail. 3/4 sleeves; Beautiful sheath silhouette hugs the body and defines the waist drawing attention to the asymmetrical opening at the front skirtTruly a beautiful pattern!

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity 1866

The buttons and the cuffs make a huge statement with this design. The 1940's were known for much simpler lines due to focusing on the war effort which had recently ended in 1945. Simplicity 1866, circa 1946. The top is styled with princess lines which flared below the waistline. A double row of buttons makes [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity 1866

The buttons and the cuffs make a huge statement with this design. The 1940's were known for much simpler lines due to focusing on the war effort which had recently ended in 1945. Simplicity 1866, circa 1946. The top is styled with princess lines which flared below the waistline. A double row of buttons makes [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: VOGUE B38 COAT (1387)

The collar on this coat is to die for! Featuring Vogue B38 coat (1387); circa 1950's. Full length coat flared from the waist line. Wide up-standing collar in one with lapels. Inset hip pockets with shaped flaps. Long sleeves slightly flared at wrist. Vogue Couturier Design.