Sunday, June 24, 2012

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V176: Lovely 1920s n' 30s Textiles

Yesterday Debbie (Vintage Dancer) and I attended a delightful show-n-tell of 1920s and 30s clothing.  The select pieces the presenter brought were goooorgeous.  Here are some detail photos of a handful of the amazing textiles from which these gowns were made.

The clothes rack was hung with goodness and care
An incredible puce-and-chartreuse Lamé, woven with metal threads - late 1920s
Hand-sewn printed chiffon with  delicate curved seams and hand-rolled fringey-hems, 1920s
A late 1930s sheath dress with a striped bodice, woven with gold, silver, and copper metal threads.

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3 comments:

  1. They look so pretty but metal threads are a conservator's nightmare.

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