Vintage Fabric - Retro Fabric - Vintage Fashion blog

Friday, February 29, 2008

Vintage 30s & 40s Vintage Ribbon ~ here kitty kitty!

Just in and added to the website are vintage ribbon trims with woven designs from the 1930s and 1940s.

There are only a few added right now, but just wait and see the many that will be added in the coming weeks!

One of my favorites is this circa late 1930's vintage kitty cat ribbon trim, it reminds me of Felix the Cat.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Yardage! ~ vintage ikat design fabric

It isn't very often that I find vintage fabrics that are more than say 7 uncut yards.

Recently I found an amazing vintage 1940s cotton fabric that is an exciting 10 uncut yards. Now that's some serious yardage!

Ikat designs are most commonly used for silks and taffetas. A shadowy, and almost but not quite out-of-focus effect is created by dying the "warp" thread before threading the "weft" into the warp. (warp and weft are what make up fabric, by weaving over and under)

This particular 1940s vintage fabric has a printed purple-mauve and white plaid, and an "ikat" garland of roses.

The ikat of the roses against the standard printing of the plaid makes a stunning combination.

vintage Rose Plaid fabric at Revival Fabrics

Friday, February 15, 2008

Showroom Appointments Welcome!

Did you know that you can personally see my vintage fabric in person? Yes, you sure can!

If you live near Portland, Oregon or will be in the area, please email or phone and I'll schedule a showroom appointment with you.

Stop by, let's have a cup of coffee, and we'll find those special vintage fabrics right for you.

My showroom has many more vintage fabrics and vintage trim than what you'll see on the website, since I'm always hunting and gathering. As I like to say "We hunt and gather vintage fabric. You have more time to design."


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

New Website Redesign ~ done!

If you haven't stopped by the website lately, I have a brand new look.

I'm very happy with the new redesign. It's easier to navigate, find specific vintage fabrics, and has coupon code capabilities.

You said it and I listened! Gift certificate ordering will be added to the website within the next few weeks.

Redesigning a website is like remodeling a house.....a lot of work and it always takes longer than you think. But, when it's done, it's exciting! Very exciting!

Thank you to everyone that emailed their congrats on the new look of the website, you made my day.