MRT End-of-Season Garage Sale

MRT End-of-Season Garage Sale

 

Just a reminder that our annual prop and costume rummage sale at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater will be taking place tomorrow.

The Rep’s Costume, Prop and Production Departments have combed through their storage spaces putting aside clothing, shoes, costume accessories, lots and lots of hats, furniture, light fixtures, set dressing, scenic elements and a plethora of unique treasures for sale!”

Location: Milwaukee Repertory Theater; 108 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI.
Time: 10am – 3pm; get there early for best selection.

Be prepared to wait in line if you arrive first thing in the morning, the first hour of the sale is also usually pretty crazy. Payment is cash or check only and any items purchased must be removed from the premises by 3pm.

More information can be found here here–https://www.facebook.com/events/849852298375119/

For Pete’s Sake . . . DON’T BE DRAB

Adrian, the famous designer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, offers Easter fashion Advice.

April 1940 Glamour Of Hollywood | VintageStitches.com

WENDY BARRIE
Pretty RKO-Radio star, models a Spring costume for Glamour. Her navy blue Taylora suit has this season’s longer jacket with huge pockets. Blouse is organdie, crisply frilled; hat, a pink felt bonnet with fluted brim. Suit from Lord & Taylor, N.Y.; blouse, B. Altman, N.Y.; hat, Broadway-Hollywood, Hollywood; Aris gloves.
Photographer: Alexander Paal

 

[Click on the images below to read the article.]

April 1940 Glamour Of Hollywood | VintageStitches.com

April 1940 Glamour Of Hollywood | VintageStitches.com

From the collection of Jessica H. Jaeger.

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Page 7, May 1939 Butterick Fashion News

 

 

May 1939 Butterick Fashion News  | VintageStitches.com

 

COMPANION-BUTTERICK 8352.   For the backbone of your spring wardrobe, you need an ensemble like this. Jacket has long, straight-hanging lines, and buttons to the dress collar. Size 36, 4⅞ yards print 39; ⅝ yard piqué 35. Sizes 34 to 53. 50 Cents.

COMPANION-BUTTERICK 8350.   Fasten the neckline with link buttons, or wear it casually open. Sleeves have a box pleat for ease and freedom. Size 36, 2⅜ yards 54 inch sheer wool; purchased buttons and hankie in contrast. Sizes 34 to 52. 45 Cents.

COMPANION-BUTTERICK 8356.   Nothing can rival the black-and-white dress for keeping you looking your most slender self! Easy to keep fresh because the piqué is detachable. Size 36, 3¼ yards silk 39; ¼ yard piqué 35. Sizes 34 to 52. 45 Cents.

From the collection of Jessica H. Jaeger.

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Page 6, May 1939 Butterick Fashion News

 

 

Butterick Fashion News May 1939 | VintageStitches.com

Why Do These Dresses Make The Short Woman Look Taller and Slim?
Here’s the Trick . . .

In designing all of the dresses on these two pages for the short stout woman, we have used construction and cutting methods which give the optical illusion of slimness. Usually the short stout figure is generously proportioned around hips and bosom particularly. To combat this, we have brought the side seam far into the back of the dress, thus giving an illusion of a narrow back, and a slender appearance through the hip. We have focused any decorative interest just below the shoulder and above the bustline . . .
thereby in effect minimizing both bust and hip.

COMPANION-BUTTERICK 8354. Notice the smart sunray tucks that release soft fullness over the bosom, and the long, tapering line of the zipper from neckline to hem. Size 36, 3¼ yards 35 inch linen. Purchased belt and clips. Sizes 34 to 52. 45 Cents.

From the collection of Jessica H. Jaeger.

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Simplicity 3457

Simplicity 3457 | VintageStitches.com

 

Date: 1940

MISSES’ BLOUSE, SKIRT OR JUMPER DRESS IN TWO LENGTHS.
The jumper may be omitted and the blouse and skirt worn together. Blouse has square neck front. Bishop sleeves are perforated for short. Twelve-gored skirt is attached to a yoke. Jumper has square neck in front.

For size 16, (34B, 28W, 37H)–
Finished back length from base of neck to hem of Blouse: 19 3/4″.
Finished back length from base of neck to hem of Jumper: 44 1/2″.
Finished length from waist to hem of Long Skirt: 41 1/2″
Finished length from waist to hem of Short Skirt: 28 1/2″
Width around lower edge of: Short Skirt or Jumper about 3 5/8 yds., Long Skirt about 4 5/8 yds.
2″ (finished) hem allowed on Short Skirt or Jumper.

NOTIONS–
Slide fasteners( 7″ for Blouse opening, 7″ for Skirt opening, 9″ for Jumper opening); seam binding; semi-circular shoulder pads; 3/4″ wide (No. 3) ribbon; 1 spool matching thread (100 yds.); 1 spool contrast thread (100 yds.); snap fasteners; hooks and eyes; shields.

SUGGESTED FABRICS–
BLOUSE: Batiste, dimity, flat crepe, chiffon, marquisette.
LONG OR SHORT SKIRT, JUMPER: Linen, taffeta, faille crepe.
SHORT SKIRT OR JUMPER: Twill, wool crepe.

 

Simplicity 3457 | VintageStitches.com

From the collection of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater Costume Shop.

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