The more vintage clothes I see, the more curious I get about the labeling practices of our grandmothers' generation. Nowadays, a ready-to-wear garment usually has two labels: a brand tag that says who was responsible for its production (GAP, Lord & Taylor, or the like), and a care tag that says what it's made of and how to launder it. Sometimes they're clustered together; other times the maker is in the back neck and the care tag is in the side seam.
Vintage clothes, however, often have more tags, and in different places. I'll show you two examples from my own wardrobe.
Two-thousand-eighteen was a rough and un-productive year for me, for various emotional reasons. However, I have learned a bunch, and my resolutions for 2019 are informed by those lessons. Here are my sewing-resolutions:
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