The five and diamond label ( a rubber stamp on silk ribbon), gets put on every original created-on-premises piece.
When I find a garment that has a great print, but is otherwise pretty hideous style-wise, or has "issues" (as we like to call irreparable damage in the vintage clothing biz), I turn it into something else; usually a halter top or an apron. Sometimes I get more ambitious....Sometimes.
Here's a schmatta I turned into a halter top:
An XXL housedress
Whose skirt I turned into a bikini, from a vintage pattern:
Here's a $10 sequined evening gown, it's issue being that it was gag-me powder blue:
I turned it into a prize-winning halloween costume:
A Stained Mammy tablecloth from the 40s became a halter top:This was more ambitious than it looks, as it is lined, made from a 60 year old pattern, and I was trying to place a mammy on each mammary.
oh yes and PS I almost forgot to mention: I am the upstate NY expert on vintage clothing. :)