Friday, October 23, 2009
These 4 are just a sample of what you can find in the Needlecraft pages at cemetarian
hehehe, if only he knew why I like that song so much.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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Monday, October 12, 2009
Of course all of us of a certain age, remember the phrase, we grew up with it and it translated to "Put on your Sunday Go to Meetin' clothes". But where did the phrase originate and what did it originally mean?
I found several references.
On The Phrase Finder , I found this definition:
This term originated not in any figurative sense, but literally - both bibs and tuckers were items of women's clothing from the 17th to late 19th centuries.
Early bibs were somewhat like modern day bibs, although they weren't specifically used to protect clothes from spilled food as they are now. Tuckers were lace pieces fitted over the bodice - sometimes called 'pinners' or 'modesty pieces'. These were known by the late 17th century and were described by Randle Holme in The Academy of Armory, or a Storehouse of Armory and Blazon, 1688:
"A Pinner or Tucker, is a narrow piece of Cloth - which compasseth the top of a Womans Gown about the Neck part."
Tuckers, as the name suggests, were originally tucked in. Pinners differed by being pinned rather than tucked. Pinner is clearly the precursor of pinafore - originally pin-a-fore, i.e. pinned on the front.On World Wide Word I found this which says roughly the same thing:
A tucker was a bit of lace worn around the neck and top of the bodice by 17th-18th century women, presumably something that was tucked in; the bib was closely related to our modern term — a shirt-front or covering for the breast. The expression is first recorded from the middle of the eighteenth century, initially only for women and girls, as you might expect, but later on also to men, when the words had become a fixed phrase and disengaged from their real meanings. Before then, the common expression seems to have been best bib and band (band meaning collar), also commonly used for men as well as women, which continued after the new term had come into use, though it seems to have died out at the end of the eighteenth century. The word derives from the same source as the tucker of food, but is unconnected in meaning.
Now you know all about Bibs and Tuckers.
You can find this and many more fabulous blouse patterns at cemetarian
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We have Sylvester and Tweety Bird, Colonial Dames, Clowns and Jesters, The Sound of Music, Devils, Santa Clause, Jeannie, Zorro, The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Silver, Scout and of course the normal assortment of bunnies, kitties and even a Robot or two.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
These and other adorable childrens patterns from the 1930's thru 2004 are easy to find by searching these categories!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Come on over to cemetarian.com and shop til ya drop!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tim Neely's Book lists this 45 as an Essex Blue Label #321 from 1953. But we have found a copy of this song on an Essex Orange Label #321 and it lists BILL HALEY With HALEY'S COMETS......not the usual Bill Haley and His Comets. Don't know if it is an earlier or a later version of this label. Flip side is Whatcha Gonna Do
You can find it right now on eBay!
Full length or Stroller length coat has wide shawl collar, turn back cuffs on raglan sleeves. Large patch pockets with flaps and double breasted buttons down front. Optional topstitching.
Fabulously fitted Rayon 2 Piece suit with a very nipped waist, velvet ribbon trim and rhinestone buttons on the pockets. Skirt is slim with no kick pleat.
Wedding Night Peignoir is constructed of Alencon lace and sheer nylon. Stunning, Sexy and Sheer!
Blue wool, Travel Suit has a Neiman Marcus label and is very tailored with a dart fitted waist and flared hem on the jacket. the slim skirt has a kick pleat in front and back for ease in boarding the train.
The perfect Little Black Dress of rayon crepe has a giant satin bow across the bust, satin piping on the pockets and trimming the princess seams.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The show has become so iconic that the term Mad Men is now a recognized keyword in searches. So I have added it to those era appropriate items over on cemetarian
All you have to do is enter Mad Men in any of the search boxes and it will bring up everything tagged for that era. I might have missed a few things especially patterns so just browse the 60's categories and you should find exactly waht you're looking for.
Here's a small sampling of some of the Mad Men items up for grabs right now. More to come.