Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Shop Update...Shoes, Shoes,Shoes

A quick shop update shows that the shoes are coming, the shoes are over to Club Vintage Fashions & More now for the best selection.

All joking aside...we are overstocked with shoes and must sell some before they take over the storage space completely.


New Old Stock Bass Weejuns Penny Loafers, perfect for back to school

Oxblood Red Andrew Geller Vintage Shoes Mules,
can you say S-E-X-Y

Black T-Strap Shoes Shiny Patent Chunky High Heels, love these classic beauties

I will be listing more fabulous shoes all week sure to stop on by.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Prevailing Mode In Fashion For The Summer Of 1935

Pattern number 3033

All images courtesy of Rural Progress Magazine

According to the June-July 1935 issue of Rural Progress Magazine weaves vie in summer popularity with prints. The wide varity of designs were created expressly to achieve the utmost smartness in both prints and weaves.

  • Number 3078-This smart little cape dress with its three-quarter sleeves, is very practical.

    Number 3030- Here's one of those attractive and useful little one-piece model dresses of linen-like cotton print.

    Number 2268-It's slim and graceful and is so easily sewn.

    Number 2875-A charming caped model designed to flatter the larger figure. The caped shoulder are delightfully cool.

    Number 3173-Just the sort of thing you need for hot days in town! It is made so easily and is predded in a jiffy!

    Number 2858-A simple day dress of printed cotton and just the easiest thing in the world to fashion.

    Number 2938-This slim cotton print dress is the softly tailored type, favored by smart women. It has the raglan shoulder effect, quite becoming to the average figure.

    Number 516-Could anything be more fetching than little sister and brother in these cunning togs?

    Number 3033-Here's looking at you in the loveliest frock of the season, a charmingly simple evening dress of embroidered organdie which achieves distinction without effort. The scalloped ruffle front and back, and the panel of the skirt ending in a point at the lower edge are the simple but effective features which convert just another party frock into something of a creation.

Each one of these patterns could be ordered for 15 cents except for number 3033, it was 25 cents.
I'll take two of each please!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hawaii Has My Heart

I have been having a love affair...there I said is out in the open.
I know that the allure is just physical...the warm and sultry, the blue of the sea and the sky, the colors and textures....but I don't care.
I am firmly in love....with Hawaiian clothing!

I have been enticed to wallow in my passion...but I am not are a few of the newest aloha beauties to be offered in the store, enjoy!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Culottes! Smartness & Comfort

From the pages of a Country Gentleman magazine dated June, 1936.

Culottes! Did I hear someone mention culottes? Of course I did, and you are probably hearing about them and seeing them as much as I am these days. If you are interested in smartness as well as comfort for active and spectator sports, you simply must have one of these new divided skirts. Of course, if you are very conservative, you can make this new sports frock with a plain skirt and pleats in the front and back, instead of divided. The blouse of the two-piece dress has an action back. By this I mean a deep pleat that gives plenty of room to swing a tennis racket. I am making mine in a lovely rust color cotton broadcloth that looks something like Shantung, and the buttons are of bright green composition, that will stand many launderings. I also am going to put a handkerchief of the green in the pocket. Here's to happy sporting days!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Schiaparelli Double Mint Gum Scarf Dress

I was flipping through a new to me Country Gentleman magazine dated April, 1938, when I found a fantastic offer from Wrigley's Doublemint Gum. The caption reads picture yourself in this new Schiaparelli Double Mint gum scarf dress from Paris. Made available to you from Double Mint Gum in Simplicity pattern 2740.

The dress ties scarf can be worn as an apron or take it off the dress and use as a handy platochek, or headscarf. When in need of a bag, knot the scarf-apron thusly. More double duty! Shown worn as an ascot at the neckline, this is a double-mint dress!

I just love finding interesting information like this. Stay tuned for more fashions of the thirties over the next few weeks as I have a whole stack of these wonderful magazines to share with you.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Shop Update...Sundresses, Blouses, & Swimwear

We have been having a heat wave this week like most of the eastern part of the country. All my recent listings have been focused on a hot, sultry, summertime, frame of mind, enjoy!

1980's does 1940's style sundress, sweetheart neckline.

Vintage 60's Terry Cloth Swimwear Coverup Jacket, huge buttons.

Vintage 50's Red & White Picnic Check Blouse, peter pan collar

Vintage 70's White On White Embroidered Blouse, made in the Philippines

Ethnic Bohemian Vintage 70's Anne Klein Maxi Skirt, very Moroccan

Vintage 60s Floral Fitted Sheath Sundress, Spaghetti Straps

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Family, Friends & Fireworks

We had a blast at our annual gathering to celebrate the 4th of July even though it was blistering hot. We moved the tables and chairs around to catch the shade as the sun crossed the sky throughout the day. Along with catching glimpses of the adults wiggling their toes in the kiddie pool, slipping ice cubes down an unspecting target's shirt and lots of ice cold drinks in coolers scattered around the yard we managed to stay reasonably cool.

My grandaughter sported berry stained lips most of the day from sneaking off to rob sweet blackberries and raspberries off the vines near the garden. Who cares about jam anyway?

As the sun began to set, everyone settled into a cozy spot to await the firework display to light up the nightime sky. No one was disappointed with the spectacular show! I used a "fireworks" setting on my camera for the first time and was treated to some interesting results.
I can't imagine a better way to spend the day than with friends, family and fireworks!

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Blog Is One Year Old Today!

Happy Birthday Club Vintage Fashions!

To celebrate I wanted to share a few of my favorite vintage greeting cards, enjoy!