Can hardly believe my good fortune – but then, I always say that though I really DO believe it. Here is a home-sewn rayon blouse from the late 1930’s to early 1940’s. The colors are a bit washed-out in the photograph, but are brilliant and glossy in reality. Someone made this pretty shirt with french cuffs and cute buttons from a glorious rayon fabric and guarded it carefully for 80 years!
The seamstress (or tailor) used machine and hand-stitching. Beautifully-done. The cuff buttons are hidden inside. Expert clothing-makers in the early 1900’s knew how to do things properly, even when sewing at home. It’s such a skill worth having!
As usual, I’ve started this segment of recent discoveries from the oldest up to the most recent so you will be seeing lots of mid-century treasures. Stay tuned . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY