Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bolgtoberfest Day 2/1930's Bolero...


I thought I'd show you a garment from my vintage clothing collection. I bought this 1930/40's rayon bolero at an op shop here in Dunedin more than 10 years ago for $4. I only took the tag off recently when I decided to display it on my bedroom wall! It's homemade and the fabric is in amazing condition with vibrant colours. Unfortunately, it about 3 sizes too small for me...




 
 




7 comments:

  1. It is very unusual - love the fabric!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. Oh Tinker, what a shame it doesn't fit you! It's absolutely gorgeous! Never mind though, it makes the most lovely piece of art to hang on your bedroom wall. Gosh, it's just stunning!

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    1. Maybe if I stopped stuffing those biscuits in my mouth it might! Oh well, it's lovely to look at.
      xClaire

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  3. That's gorgeous. I have a few pieces hanging up too in the hopes that I might be able to squeeze into them one day!

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    1. I would say more than half the garments in my wardrobe don't fit me anymore but I hang on to them in the hope that I may get some wasting disease....or is that tempting fate?
      xClaire

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  4. The majority of a vintage garment's value is in its aesthetics and history rather than its wear-ability. Many of my vintage garments do not fit me but that solves the problem of worrying if wearing them will cause damage. Arguably, a 1930's garment just needs to be preserved. That is especially true with an example as beautiful as your bolero. Thank-you for sharing it with the blog world!

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    1. Too true, Jenifir! I've had some beautiful vintage garments that I've ruined through wearing them! This one will be preserved.
      xClaire

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