Sunday, June 22, 2008

American Sportswear Workshop June 23 - 25, 2008

Vintage Fashion Guild trade member, Lizzie Bramlett of , will present the second workshop of the VFG's 2008 series beginning on Monday, June 23 and continuing through June 25. If you have never attended one of Lizzie's workshops, then you are in for a treat. A retired teacher and avid vintage sportswear collector, Lizzie invites all attendees to have their sportswear questions ready and even scan their photos of vintage sportswear to share during the event. It is a free workshop on the VFG's public workshop forum.

(picture provided and more can be seen in our California Apparel Creators article)

Here is the Agenda:

June 23-25: American Sportswear

Monday, June 23: The workshop will start with a brief historical overview and go on to discuss bathing suits.

Tuesday, June 24: Lizzie will explain how sportswear evolved in private situations, such as women's colleges and summer camps.

Wednesday, June 25: Day three will be devoted to active sportswear (tennis, bicycling, golf, hiking, skiing) and how active sportswear spilled over into the everyday lives of women. Sportswear greats, such as Claire McCardell, Carolyn Schurner and Tom Brigance, will be mentioned.

Additional VFG workshops are planned in August, October, and December, so stay tuned!

VFG 2008 President

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Summer Vintage Clothing at Vintage Clothesline

I have so many fantastic things to list but I have been on an extended vacation. Well...give a girl a break!

Finally have some new summer items listed on my website so check it out at or click on any picture for the link and a brief description.

50s Vintage trompe l'oeil Faux Lace Print Full Summer Dress M 40s Vintage Red Seersucker NAUTICAL Swing Summer Dress POCKETS B 39 L

60s Vintage Safari Khaki Stripe Shift Dress M 60s Vintage Pink Plaid LIBERTY CIRCLE Skort Dress Playsuit Shorts S M

50s Vintage BLUE SEERSUCKER Full Skirt Summer Sun Dress S M

More soon...I promise!

Friday, June 06, 2008

If Vintage Fashion Labels Could Speak

If you are a lover of vintage clothing, seller or collector, then I am sure you have ran across the Vintage Fashion Guild's Label Resource. It is packed full of thousands of labels to reference your vintage clothing, along with bios of designers.

Lovingly tended by Lizzie of and with the assistance of Tiffany, pinky-a-gogo, this resource which began in about 2002 with contributions from vintage enthusiasts world-wide, has grown in size and recognition.

A plus for Lizzie in this administrative undertaking is many times being contacted by family members of late designers and companies. She was fortunate enough this week to be contacted by Robert Colman, son of Alex Colman, the California based fashion label, and to have Mr. Colman answer some interesting questions about this company. See Lizzie's interview with him at her Vintage Travel Journal. has had several Alex Colman labeled clothing items and now has a wild print 70s vintage palazzo pants/skirt now on our website...

Be sure to read the interview and check out Alex Colman labeled items on sale now by many of our VFG trade members.

(Side note: As president of the Vintage Fashion Guild for 2008, it is always nice to "toot the horn" about some of our most dedicated volunteers and Lizzie and Tiffany are some of the best!)