Friday, April 6, 2012
What Were They Sewing In 1947?
Look at the dress under the Y. Definitely Asian. Lovely. And the Cocker Spaniel? Love him. The waiter is serving them lemonade with cherries. At the Club. Society ladies for sure.
I don't remember that store on Canal Street, not sure where it would be located. I have not been to Canal Street since before Katrina blew it all away.
Can you see the prices on the patterns? Check it out. 25 cents. Now they are what, $14? My grandmother would make dresses for the rich ladies from pictures they would bring her in the Vogue Magazines.
They also sold patters for the half sizes. I wonder when they stopped that practice? I don't remember ever seeing half sizes. I could have used that and not had to alter so many of the dresses when they didn't fit my tall lanky body.
And look at the kid's fashions! Just what we are seeing today. I remember that yellow two piece somewhere in my wardrobe.
Brings back some memories, doesn't it.
Check in tomorrow, I have a pair of scissors I need you to look at and tell me what it was used for.
Frank fixed my "desk" drawers. We cleared out all the empty storage containers and consolidated many of the rest. I got most of my magazines into the places where the unusable sample books were stashed. I have enough home dec samples from Carrie to make a thousand and a half tote bags to sell for $10 each and make my first $1,000,000! Now that I have room to work, I just may start on that project! Etsy, here I come!
I think I can sell the scissors for the second $1,000,000!