If the stitches appear a bit unevenly spaced or different in size, the quilt was likely handmade.
This article is your go-to reference for tips and tricks to reveal a garment’s probable vintage era based on the details of its labels and tags alone! Approximately the year noted on the tag, or a few years later. A.” or the design of an American flag on or near the garment’s brand tag. WHY IT’S VINTAGE: While statistically speaking I don’t have the numbers to back it up, we can all agree that only a small percent of garments today are actually Made in U. Clearly, “De Pinna” wasn’t aware of theirs when they made this garment before 1963! Pre-1939 if the made-from-wool garment has no label identifying it as wool. WHY IT’S VINTAGE: According to one of my sources, half sizes were introduced in 1940s sewing patterns for “shorter” women.
NOTE: Because the Woolmark logo is licensed and therefore costs money to use, not all garments made from wool are labeled with a Woolmark. WHY IT’S VINTAGE: While dating a garment to 1999 doesn’t make it vintage, you can date garments with countries like “Yugoslavia,” which divided into Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia in the early 1990s. My other source references half sizes as indicators of a vintage plus-size garment beginning at size 20 1/2.
RESOURCE: The Vintage Fashion Guild’s Woolmark guide. the type of material noted on a garment, particularly if it has an unusual name like “Dacron Polyester.” HOW OLD? WHY IT’S VINTAGE: The invention of synthetics during World War II was an exciting time for American fashion — and for the clothing companies themselves! RESOURCES: Explanation of Half Sizes on Sewing Patterns by The Hem Line & Explanation of Vintage Plus Sizes by Charearl. an RN number of five to six numbers, proceeded with “RN.” HOW OLD?
I adore “granny” clothes, as my husband calls them. I’m going to primarily focus on the 1950s through the 1980s, as that’s the bulk of what’s out there, and it will be fairly easy to care for and find in a way that the older stuff is not always. Identifying a 1950s piece: There are no hard-and-fast rules about dating vintage clothing, but there are lots of clues you can use to help figure out the general era of the adorable pleated dress in your hand at the Goodwill.
There’s something delightfully subversive about being a Feminist while wearing the trappings of the 1950s Patriarchy. Also, these posts will about women’s clothing, because that’s what I know about. These little tidbits can also help you tell whether the item on Etsy is the real thing or mutton dressed as lamb. The zipper More than likely, a 1950s dress will have a metal zipper.