Monday, January 19, 2009

Painless Velcro Removal

Have I ever mentioned that I provide a variety of minor clothing repair services?

January is a perfect time of year to go through your closets and drawers and take inventory of all the things you don't really wear anymore because they need a little help.

Maybe it's a broken zipper, 
a fallen hem,  open seam,
a missing button/hook/clasp,
a little moth hole...?

Keep in mind I've got thousands of buttons and notions and am pretty handy with a needle and thread.  

Things not to bring me include wedding dress or suit alterations, shot-out linings, invisible zippers, and anything involving velcro installation.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Old Catalogs

Originally uploaded by Old Catalogs

Old catalogs are incredibly rich references for anyone who collects or deals in vintage items. This morning I was cleaning up some bookmarks and rediscovered the blog and flickr page of user "Old Catalogs". This person actually scans every page of the hundreds of various catalogs he has collected (A-Z, not just clothing), and then posts them on his flickr page. Talk about a labour of love--- hundreds and hundreds of pages of irresistible eye candy. Go AHead, click the pic above---but be prepared to spend an hour or two....