Thursday, May 20, 2010

SHOP PREVIEW

This week, we are adding some beautiful vintage Vogue Paris Original Patterns that we acquired from an estate sale in Alabama. Walking through homes where the woman of the house is a crafty girl is always quite a treat. It appeared that she threw nothing away and each uncut fabric remnant and uncut pattern told a story of a woman who envisioned herself a fashion diva in Paris. All of these pieces are available at Twirl Vintage Co. 
1960s Molyneux Suit Jacket and Dress 

1960s Balmain Dress


1960s Mod Dress by Molyneux


This label was usually located at the fabric store counter and acquired once the pattern was purchased. These are often hard to find and highly coveted by collector's . We located at least 4 of them in our acquisition of this exquisite collection. This piece truly completes a pattern and will escalate the price of the pattern. 


SOLD 1960s Formal Trapeze Dress by Madame Gres. This piece is very popular and has sold for as
high as $95.00 on the internet. 


1960s Mod Dress by Valentino


1960s Mod Dress by Jacques Heim

1960s Mini Dress by Valentino

1960s Mod Sheath by Molyneux

1950s Negligee or Brunch Coat

1960s Mod Dress Pierre Cardin

1960s Jacques Heim Greecian Goddess Dress


1960s Jacques Heim 2 Piece Dress

1950s Christian Dior Coat, Suit, and Scarf Pattern

1950s Christian Dior Evening Dress with Bolero 

There was a time when women would make their fashion dreams come true by re-creating by hand looks made famous in the Vogue editorials. My mother was the last of this generation of women, as it has become far more practical for women to just purchase their dresses; but I still remember being fascinated by the beautiful illustrations of sewing patterns and the sense of imagination that they would awaken in me.


1960s Pierre Cardin One Piece Mod Tent Dress

1960s Vogue Couturier design by Ronald Paterson of England Pattern


1960s Very Easy, Very Vogue Baby Doll Dress with Bell Sleeves


Acquiring these gems reinvigorated that creative feeling and I am a little less intimidated by the idea of taking a sewing lesson or even using a sewing machine. Although quite complicated and usually only accomplished by professional hands, these patterns inspire you to take a leap and at least try your hand at recreating the chic looks featured on the envelope. 


1940s/50s Vogue Paris Original Dress and Coat Pattern

1940s Suit by Vogue Couturier 


1960s Basic Jacket Design 


In the meantime, they also just make wonderful collector's items or "frameable art". Just use your awakened imagination. 

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