The Prototype Men’s Waistcoat of 1937

Taking a break from the travel posts, here is the first garment finished in 2017; a men’s double-breasted waistcoat circa 1937. This has been made on a sewing machine of no fixed abode, from Auckland to Algies Bay to Napier - the trusty domestic sewing machine has come into its own while we holiday and … Continue reading The Prototype Men’s Waistcoat of 1937

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1948 Newspaper Excerpts, Part 1: Ladies Fashion Adverts

A year ago I helped renovate a house. The exact age of the house is uncertain, however it likely dates to the late 1910s or early '20s with some later alterations and additions. As someone who has a love of history, and particularly an appreciation for items which have survived to the present day, I … Continue reading 1948 Newspaper Excerpts, Part 1: Ladies Fashion Adverts