An iconic Mod flower-power print, with sheer sleeves at the same time! The dress material is a loosely-woven stuff that they used to call “hop sacking” in the mid-Sixties (but, of course, not real hop sacking, which is a different thing – sort of like the sugar and flour bag material that women used to make shirts and dresses from on the farms WAY long ago).
It fits Stella in a way that’s too short and tight to look the way it is supposed to, and would do better on a model a little bit smaller and not quite so tall. But, anyway, oh so cute and DEFINITELY from about 1966. Notice the Peter Pan collar.
Finding true vintage handbags in almost-new condition is always a treat. Although summer’s almost over this year, the old fashion rule of “Don’t Wear White Wardrobe Items After Labor Day” is also dead and gone!
Ande’ was another company that made popularly-priced purses in the mid-century era. Usually small, and more often made of vinyl, but always cute, sturdy and stylish.
Here’s a better look at my street – market find. When I saw the print and colors on this, I just HAD to have it! When I touched the slinkiest of slinky nylon/poly/whatever fabric, I was over the moon!
Just a simple shirt style, with an elongated collar, but the open sleeves are a really fun touch. It will be a very cool Spring statement dress – hard not to get noticed coming down the street in this.
And, so much fun to meet the daughter of the woman who had made it. Getting family stories along with the great clothing is the best!
This is a beautifully-made piece from a smaller, upscale company from the ’50’s and ’60’s “down under” – Hibodress. It’s been fun doing research on the vintage clothing labels that I encountered there.
The woman who started this business really appreciated smart design and quality construction. It shows in this garment and made it such a pleasure to own and wear. Kudos to her!
That’s still true today, of course, if you can find clothing of that caliber . . . . .
Whoa! It’s too big for Stella (or Madge), and for me – but, I love finding wonderful things anyway. This, I believe, is a vintage size 16.
This coat has a quilted lining and two big pockets. The wing collar folds over and buttons at the neck for extra warmth. Perfect for casual good looks on errand day or going to the football stadium in October.
It’s missing the original maker’s name tag, but has a women’s garment worker tag and, hidden under the lining, the tag which I think indicates the size. Nicely finished and made to last. Finding it certainly contributed to making my day! Such fun . . .
Here’s a nice picture of that great rayon blouse that I found there. Love the fitted shape, which is a rare find in itself.
I suppose that this shirt could go all the way back to the Forties. Somewhere between 1940 and 1970, with my bets on the late Sixties. As much as I love being able to pinpoint the age of my discoveries, there’s also some fun in the things that keep you guessing a bit.
Won’t this look GREAT with the jacket I showed yesterday? A perfect combo!