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Vintage Clothes Ebook

Vintage Clothes
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Title: Vintage Clothes

Contents for Vintage Clothes

  • Vintage pickers look out for specific 50's items and these include Big E jeans, scarves, beaded knitwear, bags and costume jewellery.
  • To wash or not to wash vintage clothes. How to hand wash vintage. How to deal with typical Vintage stains and problems found on textiles. Reviving leather jackets.
  • The importance of measurements and how body sizing has changed in the past 50 years.
  • The importance of displaying clothes on a mannequin, dress-form or otherwise and using photographs in a clear uncluttered way.
  • Making a Garment Condition Assessment Form. Guidelines for making a description, measuring and record of condition chart.
  • Links to Vintage sellers, vintage dress patterns and re-enactment sites.
  • Guidelines aimed at new sellers of vintage considering selling clothing/dresses via the internet. Buyers may also find the tips useful when buying.
  • From the Egyptians to the 20th Century. Covers advice on Earrings, cameos necklaces and broaches.
  • Establishing the look that typifies collections of 50s vintage and what to collect from day dresses or evening wear choices. Typical 50's motifs.
  • Defining why Couture Vintage is valuable and collectible. Worth and Fortuny vintage couture photographs from
  • Considerations for posting and packing. Pressing /Steaming Velvets and other vintage materials. Personal touches with presentation and building a good repeat business reputation.
  • Categories of Vintage. Tips to get you thinking about buying or selling vintage on the internet.
  • An introduction to collecting antique and vintage fashion plates.
  • A selection of repro Victorian styled gowns showing how reproduction clothing can be reproduced using measurements for today's figure.
  • A master guideline list aimed at new sellers of vintage who may be considering selling clothing/textiles via the internet. Useful tips for buyers.
  • A look at shawls and vintage patchwork quilts as alternative collections to garments.
  • A look at an eclectic mix of vintage gowns and accessories that can be the start of a collection.
  • A long list of famous names to look out for. For example: Swarovski, Trifari, Dior, and Elsa Schiaparelli.
  • A brief look at other techniques associated with lace including, Irish Crochet, Macramé¬ whitework and cutwork, Battenburg tape lace. Images and links.
  • A brief look at historical differences between needle made lace and bobbin lace. Names of lace and important lace types pictures. Lace links.
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