Eleanormeriwether

So I was browsing ModCloth the other day with my (a-hem) 13-year-old daughter and I came across the Twirl Next Door Dress.

Well, that looks familiar. I KNOW I have seen those keyholes on a vintage pattern. So I searched my Etsy page which took a while because I had all decades of patterns in one section of my shop (which resulted in hours of rearranging my shop, now much easier to browse!) Eventually I went through the sold items and was able to find it! Totally worth all that effort.

Check out my blog to see the early 70s pattern!

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I have recently been cleaning out some of my hoard of sewing patterns and books and thought you all might enjoy a few “fashion plates”.

Above is the fashion plate for Peterson’s February 1879. It is the whole reason I started collecting Victorian fashion magazines. I completely fell in love with the black ensemble second from the right.

I love the green and pink in this fashion plate. Fashion plates are all hand colored, so they the colors can sometimes vary depending on the lady who painted them.

For more visit my blog EleanorMeriwether.blogspot.com

xoxo

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Hi everyone! I have been lurking more than posting these days, but I recently made a discovery I couldn’t keep to myself.

I just love Craigslit. I check it with enthusiasm daily. A few weeks ago a man posted that his wife’s Grandmother’s trunk had been found in the attic and it was full of Victorian clothing. Not just any Victorian clothing I would soon find out, but some as old as 1840. I was stoked. The only thing I didn’t like about the listing was that it said to make an offer, which is something I HATE to do. Not because I’m uncomfortable doing it, but you can never tell if people are going to be offended with what you offer them, weather or not it is a fair or more than fair price.

So I made an offer and he took it! So I drove the 1.5 hrs across the state and picked up my lovely trunk contents (he kept the trunk, which was fine with me!) I am a happy girl!

Here are a few bits of eye candy. See more on my blog!

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1950s Swimsuit!

by Eleanormeriwether on April 20, 2013 · 2 comments

in 1950s

I haven’t posted here in a long while. We have been going through a crazy move, and we still aren’t finished. We aren’t even sure where we will end up! There are possibilities of other states and all kinds of things! But I digress.

I recently found a Rose Marie Reid swimsuit from the 1950s and an estate sale. It is SUPER fabulous, and it even fits me like a glove! And then today while fooling around on the internet I found what is supposed to be a 1956 Ad for Rose Marie Reid! I think it’s my swimsuit in the AD! How awesome is that??? Of course, the one in the ad is somewhat different with no white trim, but otherwise it looks exactly the same!

Rose Marie Reid Ad

My Suit!

Fore more about me, my finds, and my crafting visit my blog! EleanorMeriwether.blogspot.com!

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