Updates – The Rest of the Story

It’s time again to share a few post updates.

Several weeks ago I posted a bathing suit that I remember being from around 1970.  Above you can see a sewing pattern that I recently found showing a very similar style.  It is dated 1969.

Remember this I. Magnin California themed Pucci blouse?  Sharp-eyed reader Jason spotted the same blouse at a Pucci show in Como, Italy.  The exhibition had a vintage photo of the I Magnin store windows in 1955 in which  this Pucci print in a scarf was displayed.  The exhibition catalog dated the blouse to 1955 as well.

Here is the back of the blouse as seen in the exhibition catalog.

I recently showed off some color cards I found from Lily Mills in Shelby, NC.  Reader Susan of Witness2Fashion wrote that she told her friend, Kate who is a weaver about the post.  Kate wrote back to say that she had just bought some vintage Lily yarn which she loves to use in the items she make.  You can check out her site to see her beautiful weaving.

It’s been three years since I visited the workshop of Stuart Nye in Asheville, but the post I wrote continues to get comments from the many Nye jewelry fans.  I was happy that Nye’s daughter recently found the post and made a comment.

I mentioned a new book, The Lost Art of Dress by Linda Przybyszewski.  Lynn has an excellent review of the book on her blog, AmericanAgeFashion.


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2 responses to “Updates – The Rest of the Story

  1. I loved the Nye jewelry!


  2. Thanks for the link. I think anyone who sews will really enjoy the book.


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