Tuesday, December 27

added to the library


My brother's girlfriend is a librarian in Washington, D.C. and for Christmas she gave me the coolest 1950s books on fabrics, dressing, clothing construction and design. Some are very technical and will do well to further my knowledge of vintage clothing. I love the ones on textiles and fabrics the most because there seems to be a real dearth of such books out there, particularly ones that go into detail about so many of the fabrics from which vintage pieces are made. I'm looking forward to pouring over them and using them as reference books.

11 comments:

Rachael // The Paraders Vintage said...

What great looking books! I love getting my hands on books like that! Happy reading! :)

Jessica / Lola Vintage said...

I recently found one from the early 70s and it's so fun to skim through! don't they make you want to sew up some of your own favorite styles? wish I could!

giselaandzoe said...

that's pretty much what takes up my library. i can't get enough, but when your in this industry or in fashion design you can never stop learning...i think most will say in most any industry..

briannelee said...

Your cat is sooo cute!

Carissa Clark said...

Oh my goodness what an amazing gift!
I am very jealous :)

Have fun and keep us posted!

GirlRural.com said...

That's a very thoughtful gift!

Thrifty Vintage Kitten said...

I need a book like that! What a fabulous idea!

Thrifty Vintage Kitten said...

Oh, and your kitty is the cutest thing ever. :)

Psyche said...

Hi! I hope you'd share what you'll learn from those books. It's very difficult to find similar books here in the Philippines.

Happy New Year!

Katie said...

SO WEIRD! I just bought the Dress book at a thrift store this week (my spine is a bright green though)!!! On the inside cover there is a list of every girl who owned it, so fun to read through!

ADOREVINTAGE said...

eep you're so lucky! I love this idea, I collect a lot of vintage fashion related books too, a visual library. very inspiring lauren!

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