Sunday, 14 December 2014

Party Shoes

Lotus cordee sandals in Harper's Bazaar April 1953

Delman irridescent sandals in Shopping March 1952

Springolators in lace and leather by Lotus June 1959

Dolcis De Liso Debs November 1952

Dolcis lame sandals in Shopping Nov-Dec 1952

Lilley & Skinner gold sandal November 1952

Monday, 1 December 2014

Cover Girls: December 1947

Shopping News November-December 1947

Model: Cynthia Stracey wearing a profile hat by Aage Thaarup with cascading gold sequins.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sewing Project: Inspired by Lelong

Some time ago I blogged this wonderful coat by Lelong, 1939.

It took a long time to find a tartan that I was happy with and in the end I used a Scottish wool rug as well as a metre of melton cloth.
The pattern is the most modern I have used for several years and was very easy. It has a slightly flared skirt with a box pleat at the back and a fitted bodice with darts at the front and princess seams at the back. I made two changes, the first was to add a fourth button, the pattern suggested hidden press studs below the waistline but I wasn't keen on the idea. The second to make a stand up collar again very easy by simply measuring the length of the neckline and cutting out a straight piece 1.5 inches deep.

Now all I need is cold weather.

Coat by Lelong 1939

See and Sew B5272

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Paris Says....

That knitted suits with smart accessories ar the chic woman's choice for the autumn.

From Woman's Fair October 1937. Click for Big

From Woman's Fair October 1937. Click for Big