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Polka Dotted Skirt and Stretch Top by Simplicity ca 1950’s.

8 Oct

polka dot 1

Thanks to my sister for modelling this outfit for me.  I made it using a 1950’s Simplicity pattern for a gathered skirt and pullover stretch top, with crinoline underneath to give added fullness.  She is wearing vintage sling back shoes and cotton wrist gloves to complete the ensemble.

This skirt sold to a lovely young woman at the Vintage Clothing Sale in Almonte in Sept.

Hopefully I will be able to whip up more vintage clothing for an upcoming sale in October at Carleton University Fieldhouse Antique Show  on Oct. 25th and 26th.  I will have some readymade vintage outfits for sale as well as hand made ones.  I use vintage fabric whenever possible for a more authentic look and feel.

Please note the outfit is now SOLD!!



Lily Bet Mid 20th Century Box Style Purse

29 Aug




Purse has original label inside which says ‘designed by Lily-Bet, Filbert Imports of the Palm Beaches’. Probably from the mid 20th century as these styles of purses were quite fashionable at that time.

The interior is nicely done in a paisley material and the lid has an oval mirror on the inside surrounded by gold coloured braid.  The handle is made of amber coloured lucite and brass coloured fittings.  The exterior is covered in a light gray vinyl, decorated with embroidered roses and butterflies which appear to be glued to the surface and then touches of gold painted leaves surround the flowers.   Overall the purse is in nice clean condition.

The purse is about 8″ in length and 4″ in depth and almost 5″ high.

Please note this item is no longer available. Thank you.


Vintage Designer Dresses, R.E.O. & Feminette Models Ltd.

1 May


long floral dress green ruffle dress




polka dot dress 2

This is a preview of what I will have available for sale at the Annual Almonte Vintage Clothing Sale in September this year.  There will be about 20 vendors of clothing and accessories for a two day show. We will have clothing and fashion accessories like jewelery, vintage silk scarves, hats, shoes, belts, ties, furs, buttons, gloves, purses and anything else you could possibly want in vintage fashion.  Check back on this site towards the end of August and I will post the details of the date and time and place.

The black Polka Dot dress is a R.E.O. Originals probably ca. 1970’s but it looks like something right out of the 50’s.  Extremely well made and very detailed. Nice full pleated skirt.  My photo doesn’t do it justice.

The long multi coloured (mostly pinks) floral gown is a 1960’s number from Feminette Models Ltd.  The material has a bit of stretch and is slightly textured.  This designer piece is from London, England.

The jazzy green dress with the layered ruffles is a soft light weight cotton and is lined with cotton as well.  Made by Sabby Jones Clothing. It is hard to date this piece and I couldn’t find out anything about the designer.  I am not sure about the date of this one but the styling indicates the 70’s or 80’s to me.

The cute pink lace dress is surely from the 50’s or early 60’s. The designer is Monique of New York.  The close up of the dress shows the nice lace details.  It is in great condition for its age.

Prices are to be determined, but most of my vintage dresses will range from $ 35 to $75.

I will also have available some 1950’s dresses and skirts, sewn recently using original 1950’s patterns When possible I have used vintage materials that I have collected over the years.  I will post some photos of these outfits when they are completed.

Please note all these dresses are now SOLD except for the polka dot one.