Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Oh Dear! What Shall I Wear?

For this Vintage Thingies Thursday  have a peek at chapter one from my well-worn copy of Oh Dear! What Shall I Wear!, a Complete Guide to Dress for Every Occasion, published in 1946 by Helene Garnell. (If you missed the 40s fashion collage from the frontispiece of the book, click here).  Ms. Garnell's witty and sarcastic tone makes this tome a fun read, I'm amazed that 60 years after she wrote it, the advice in Ms. Garnell's book still applies to today's "Mrs. Average Woman":

  • Plan your wardrobe.
  • Keep it simple.
  • Be sure it is appropriate.

Chapter one is entitled, "I Haven't a Thing to Wear!"  (How many times have we said that while staring sadly into our closets?).  Just click on each image to enlarge the picture and read the text:

Enjoy, and be sure to stop by and visit the other Vintage Thingies Thursday party-goers today!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Madison Avenue Monday: Oh Dear! What Shall I Wear?

I've been thinking about fall fashion this week, so instead of an advert, here is a charming collage from the book Oh Dear! What Shall I Wear, published in 1946 by Helene Garnell as the "Complete Guide to Dress for Every Occasion."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Winner: 1960s Vintage Pattern Giveaway!

Thanks to all who entered the August giveaway for:

The lucky winner:

Congratulations, Khriste B of Stitch it Up Stella!

I hope that you enjoy these patterns -- I adore them and I hope that you will too.  Everyone else, I have a great giveaway planned for September, so be sure to watch for the post!