Tuesday, June 29, 2010

1920's-30's Deadstock Corset For Sale!

I was so excited to find this corset, as it's becoming harder and harder to get deadstock corsets, but alas! It's too big! My loss, your gain. This corset will fit girls with a waist size between 30 and 40 inches.

As you can see, it's in mint condition. The elastic is fine and functional, there are no marks, stains or smells. The steel boning is fine, not popping out the bottom like so many vintage corsets.

I only have one, so to be fair, I have listed it on eBay here. I will post anywhere in the world. Deadstock items in this condition are usually very expensive, so hopefully someone will get a bargain! (Starting price is $35.00 Australian.)

There are 6 suspenders.
The elastic is perfect.
The boning is intact and straight.
There are ten steel "bones."
Original tags!
No marks at all.
Beautiful peach fabric.
Eyelets and laces have no rust or stains.
Suspender clips are perfect.
Original union labels.
Store tags intact!

18 inches at the middle/waist.
21 inches at the hips - this sits just below your bottom.
15.5 inches at the top under your bust.
15 inches long at the back, 16 inches at the front.

Hope you like it!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm Alive. And in Ballarat at 6am?

Sorry for the extended absence! I have been really busy. Captains got a lovely 3 page spread in Vogue Living, which has made work pretty hectic. And I've been making and doing and generally working hard.

So, The "Fridge" Swap meet was on this morning in Ballarat, a one and a half hour drive from where we live. We got up at 4:30am (cold) and drove to the multi storey concrete carpark where the swap was being held. Nicknamed "The Fridge" for good reason - it was 1 degree celcius when we arrived! I got a sweet old fan and some vintage magazines. (Pictures to come...)

We found the prettiest graveyard yet...



I wore my warmest, no fuss vintage, including these woollen British Airforce Trousers.

Enjoy your weekend!