The Mode in Dress and Home, by Dulcie Godlove Donovan, 1935

This beautiful, charming little home economics text book from 1935 is one I was lucky enough to snag an actual copy of online, and it can be found available to read for free on openlibrary.org, here. My copy hasn't arrived yet, but until then I am drooling over the contents at the link above! While … Continue reading The Mode in Dress and Home, by Dulcie Godlove Donovan, 1935

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Dressmaking Self Taught in Twenty Complete Lessons, by Madame Edith Marie Carens, 1911

Want to learn dressmaking as girls and women did in 1911? Want to learn how to draft patterns for clothing from 1911?! Then have a look at 'Dressmaking Self Taught in Twenty Complete Lessons" by Madame Edith Marie Carens, who was a woman who definitely knew where it was at - check out this dedication: … Continue reading Dressmaking Self Taught in Twenty Complete Lessons, by Madame Edith Marie Carens, 1911

At the Drive-in: Necromancy (1972)

Necromancy (also known as 'The Witching') is a highly enjoyable (and trippy) horror/thriller film from 1972, starring one of my favourite 1960's-1970's horror actresses, the wonderful Pamela Franklin, oh, and Orson Welles. (!!) After losing their child at birth, Lori (Pamela Franklin) and her husband Frank (Michael Ontkean) relocate to a small town called Lilith, … Continue reading At the Drive-in: Necromancy (1972)

Clothing Construction and Wardrobe Planning, by Doris S. Lewis, Mabel Goode Bowers and Marietta Kettunen, 1953

I find vintage home economics books fascinating to read. While absolute treasure troves of information and charmingly outdated language, they also really highlight how much pressure was put on women from an incredibly young age to appear perfect at all times - often times disturbingly so. Part one of Clothing Construction and Wardrobe Planning (which … Continue reading Clothing Construction and Wardrobe Planning, by Doris S. Lewis, Mabel Goode Bowers and Marietta Kettunen, 1953

The Golden Age of Style: Art Deco Fashion Illustration, by Julian Robinson

I bought this lovely book on Art Deco fashion illustration, published in 1976, last month while out and about with my sisters, and it is just so gorgeous I had to share it! From the inside dust jacket: 'Even for the most jaded eyes, the collections of 1911 must have been a dazzling spectacle. After … Continue reading The Golden Age of Style: Art Deco Fashion Illustration, by Julian Robinson

Spotlight: The Ultimate Fashion History with Professor Amanda Hallay

For fun I thought I would share some fashion history awesomeness with you! Professor Amanda Hallay has a fabulous youtube channel filled with lessons on fashion history, by era, from Prehistoric to today! I absolutely love watching these videos! Professor Hallay is a really delightful woman, with a great sense of humour, and amazing amount … Continue reading Spotlight: The Ultimate Fashion History with Professor Amanda Hallay