“In the Reference List is given a list of addresses of dressmakers who we know are satisfactory both as to fit and finish. All the addresses given are places that we know personally or through friends. All are reliable and make things that are good for their price. ”
This magnificent piece was gifted to me a while back from my dear friend, Robin. I had such an interesting time researching the label, and was so excited to find it mentioned in the fabulous turn of the century travel guide. The travel guide has actually been reprinted, or you can read it on line thanks to some enterprising soul who scanned in the text in its entirety.
Just handling this remarkable piece of history is such a privilege. One of the things that draws me to vintage clothing is the history – this piece was obviously treasured, to have survived more than a century. Packed away with other mementos of special occasions, long past. A textile treasure. Inspiring me to create…….