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HELLO MY LOVELIES! Remember these pieces (1940s playsuit, Regency dress, Regency stays) that I’d posted about once I completed them for myself? Unfortunately, I’ve grown out of many of my costumes (even the stays, which I completed only 7 months ago!) and it’s time for them to go. Now is your chance to have a piece that I’ve made, up to my accuracy standards! I believe I’ve priced them fairly, compared to similar items. And I know that with one of you, they will be in very good hands, which is important to me.
If you are interested, PLEASE look at my Etsy listings!
Charles James evening dress | Met Museum | 1948
What a shape! We can see the bullet bra being perfected here, in the late 1940s (from the Met).
Cotton and nylon bra | Met | late 1940s
Here you can see the start of the quintessential ’50s bust shape - getting more shape, but not nearly as pronounced as the bullet bra. It also has a very interesting wrap around, side button closure!
"Waspie" corset | V&A | 1948
Today’s theme is…mid-century support garments!
Skiing style in Life magazine, c. 1940s
Love those shades!
Knitted turban and muff/purse combo (how fab!), c. 1940s
Bathing Ensemble | LACMA | late 1940s
I love the idea of matching jackets for swimwear.. maybe that would help me from getting burnt, too :p
Street style, circa 1940s