Friday, September 11, 2015

Quote of the Day

Downloadable patterns from Vera Venus

Brevity is the soul of lingerie. ~ Dorothy Parker

10 comments:

Sam said...

Some one needs to tell Donald Trump this fact.

Bunnykins said...

Oh, thank-you, thank-you for this site link. I haven't been hunting up vintage pattern sites lately as we moved last year and I discovered how many vintage/antique patterns I have (not telling.) This is like leftover cake for breakfast: you know you shouldn't, but gee, it's good.

Shay said...

Bunnykins, do you know this one?

http://thevintagepatternfiles.blogspot.com/

Sam, no one can tell the Donald anything.

Bunnykins said...

Oh, another one - and a good one as the patterns are wearable. There's definitely a bolero in my future.
One place I used to hang around is the Antique Pattern Library which is a bit of a jumble, but interesting: http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/
I got all righteous when I housecleaned, downsized, destashed, and deleted my too tempting links with the sure knowledge that it was "for the best" and "good for me to show some discipline." Humph.

Sam said...

Bunnykins - how true about da donald. Would love to know more of your vintage pattern sites as I am the Costume Designer for a H.S. in Ct. Always looking for period patterns. Just scored 2 real hoop skirts for $20 at Brimfields.

Bunnykins said...

Here's one: http://people.wcsu.edu/reitzj/subj/costume.html
I used to go to the old Costumers' Manifesto site because it had illustrations of virtually every country and time period of dress. It's been 'modernized' since I last looked and spread over several sites, so it's a bit of jumble now and I can't find the obscure stuff I used to look for, the illustrations of the dress of every European and African/Asian/Island group imaginable. Annoying as it used to be so extensive and totally free to use.
I don't make costumes. I've been trying to dress my doll collection (early 20th century.) I've found some art/textile and embassy/consulate sites helpful as they show examples of garments and sometimes how they are constructed:
http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/116Traditions4756.html or
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~weyrbrat/Japan/yukata/ or
http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/k/kimono
I'll have a look through my books. I've destashed to the point that I don't know what all is left.

Bunnykins said...

Apologies for the xtra long post.

Sam said...

Thanks! How did you know I was doing "The Tempest" set in Southeast Asia?

Shay said...

Madam Lazonga knows all, sees all.

Bunnykins said...

Sam - SE Asia, you say? Now that's ambitious!