Introduction

Introduction and a request for your help.

June 27, 2010

Hey,

My name is Heather, though the blog here is also for my friend Ange. For more information on where we come from and what we love check out the blog.

I found this blog, which is actually what made me and Ange decide to start our own blog, and thought it would be a great place to share info, and gets tips and help.

Currently I have an issue I am hoping some of our more experienced vintage lovers may be able to give me some advice on. I bought some vintage fabric and have no idea of it’s era, what I do know is that I would really like to make a dress from it that fits with the original era it came from.

For more information and to put out your opinion please check out the Blog @ Angeliccow

Looking forward to continuing to read about all your sewing adventures.
Hef

  1. it's a great print you have there. not sure about the year, but it says it wants to be a sleeveless or short sleeve shirtwaist dress to me. you could create a lot of different looks by changing the direction of the print on the yoke, top and/or skirt. will be interesting to see what your fabric says to others! -jill

  2. It is hard to date without actually handling the fabric. Is it cotton, how loose is the weave?

    Based on the colors I would guess early 1960s – those colors (harvest gold) were very popular then, as was the crown motif.

    I can tell you that it is probably NOT feedsack.

  3. To me the design has the feel of the 1950s or 1960s.

    I'd almost say 1930s because this pattern has a modern "feel", but in actuality the fabrics from that time tended to be small florals and the like.

  4. the fabric does not feel like cotton, it is kind of shimmery and soft and drapy and fine, Definately not feedsack, it almost has a slight satin weave to it….. I have not seen anything like it.

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