Vintage-Inspired clothing lines

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Miss Dottie, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    Lorelai99...
    If you're looking for a modern pattern to get this look, try this one Butterick 5030 [​IMG]
    I've made it a couple of times, used the skirt parts to make swirl style dresses, etc. If you want sleeveless, I'd suggest
    raising the armhole, but all in all a very versatile pattern.
     
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  2. Joie DeVive

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    Target is at it again! I just saw some black shirtwaist dresses there today. I thought them rather smart looking. They button up the front, have what I would describe as tulip cut sleeves, an a-line skirt that hit me a bit below the knee and a belt. Unfortunately, the belt gave it much too high a waist for me, but maybe it will work for some of you. They came in around $40.
     
  3. Berlin

    Berlin Practically Family

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  4. Lorelai99

    Lorelai99 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks! I'll check it out.
     
  5. Drappa

    Drappa One Too Many

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    Do any of you ladies own the Bettie Page Substitute dress (flared)? I am in love with that dress and found one in my usual size (M), but read that it runs really small in the bust. I was wondering if there is much stretch and how small it actually runs? I'm worried the waist will be too big in a size large.

    ETA: I got a response from the seller and apparently there is barely any stretch and the back measurement from sleeve to sleeve is tiny (14"), just in case anyone is interested.
     
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  6. Henri

    Henri New in Town

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  7. bunnyb.gal

    bunnyb.gal Practically Family

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    Does anyone have any insider knowledge about what is going on with the Modemerr website? It was meant to be launching anew in October. I was so looking forward to possibly getting some of their new designs...
     
  8. palespider

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    she went on vacation to Hawaii and just got back. So it should be any day now.
     
  9. Land-O-LakesGal

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  10. bunnyb.gal

    bunnyb.gal Practically Family

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    I was trying to get some info on a skirt at ModeMerr and have thus far emailed them thrice and have had no reply. I was wondering if any of the ladies have had any similar problems with them, or indeed sterling customer service. Thanks!
     
  11. Land-O-LakesGal

    Land-O-LakesGal Practically Family

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    I have bought several items from Mode Merr and the service has always been impeccable ( and believe me I am picky). Perhaps its just a glitch I would try again. I know I had a problem with Stompers boots not getting back to me they were very aplogetic when they did get my email my first one got lost.
     
  12. bunnyb.gal

    bunnyb.gal Practically Family

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    Thank you so much - I'll give it another go tomorrow. I hope it pans as I've been hankering for this skirt for months (see earlier post in this thread!).
     
  13. Hatstruck

    Hatstruck Familiar Face

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    Vingage Inspired Clothing Line

    Hello all,

    I ran across a vintage inspired clothing line on Facebook that I simply fell in love with, Anita Mc'Enzy. I also blogged about it. So, in order to check out the line, visit Anita Mc'Enzy on Facebook. Two of her dresses are posted on my blog site, including an old Pearl Bailey video.
     
  14. Kirstenkat

    Kirstenkat New in Town

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    I don't know if any one mentioned http://www.modcloth.com/ yet. They have a lot of vintage inspired clothes as well as a vintage section. Their dress section is amazing, lots of dresses from the 50s 60s style, a 40s style occasionally. Their heels are nice as well. They're having a huge sale right now on winter clothes but many of those clothes could easily be worn year round.
     
  15. ThePowderKeg

    ThePowderKeg One of the Regulars

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    Does anyone own the Vogue pencil skirt from Heartbreaker Fashion? http://heartbreakerfashion.com/skirts/pencil-skirts/vogue-pencil-skirt-red.html

    I was looking at Mode Merr's perfect skirt, but it seems as though the waist-hip ratio on the Heartbreaker pencil skirt is closer to my body. I'm 5'8" with a 29" waist and 41" hips.

    Everything I've ever ordered from ModCloth has gone back, with the exception of shoes. I've found all their dresses really short and made of flimsy, scratchy fabrics. I will say that their customer service is good and I've never had a problem with returns.
     
  16. LinaSofia

    LinaSofia A-List Customer

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    I'm sure it's been mentioned before in this thread, but I've just received my first purchase from Tara Starlet (www.tarastarlet.com), the Home Front Dancing Dress, and I'm really pleased. The material is reminiscent of a 40s crepe fabric and it fits really well. The finish might not be absolutely perfect for the price to be honest, if you're being really picky like me, but their clothing is made in London which is a bonus.

    When it comes to Modcloth I agree... I love a lot of the dress designs, but they're all way too short! I hate that about new vintage style clothing... I don't want to flash my bum, I want a knee-length dress!!
     
  17. Kirstenkat

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    Oh thanks for the heads up! I haven't bought from them yet but I window shop there frequently, I noticed many of the reviews noted the dresses were too short.
     
  18. jetgirl

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    This shop is so cute. I hate when they don't say the fabric content though. The dress is adorable on you (what I can see from your blog).

    Re: Modcloth. There is a subcategory "longer lengths". Rarely they will have something longer and not maxi there. I've only had accessories luck with them.

     
  19. bunnyb.gal

    bunnyb.gal Practically Family

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    I think you were right there; I tried contacting them via Facebook and Angela answered back straight away. She said they'd gotten my emails and responded, but I never got anything. I assume there's something amiss w/my email. Anyhow, all's well that ends well, as I've placed my order and am so looking forward to getting it! Cheers again, Land-O-LakesGal!
     
  20. Land-O-LakesGal

    Land-O-LakesGal Practically Family

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    Glad it worked out well for you I have had really good experiences and I know they have grown a lot over the years but good to know the service is not suffering.
     

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