Friday, April 11, 2008
Check out these fabulous vintage fashion books:
Fashionable Clothing From the Sears Catalogs
My mom found the Mid-1930's volume at the library yesterday -- One hundred fifty-nine pages of glossy illustrations of everything from women's clothes and shoes to little boys' ties. The 1930's is, hands down, my favorite fashion decade of the 20th century. So I'm gloating over this book and dreading having to send it back to the library. Let's just say that I'll be making several sketches before I let it go!
I also learned something new: wrap-style house dresses in the 1930's were also called "Hooverettes!" And you could get two of them for 95 cents. I won't even start on the shoes... *sigh*
So if you like vintage fashion, see if your library has any of these books or try interlibrary loan. They're well worth the $27 they're selling for on Amazon, but at that price I think I'll have to add them to my collection gradually!