Dating vintage clothing union labels
I have a sewing machine but am super guilty of never using it!To fix a hem quickly, I sometimes use stitch witchery!I wear true vintage in my everyday wardrobe so I thought I would share a few tips that I have learned on how to shop for vintage, how to care for it, and even how to wear damaged vintage! How to Shop for Vintage When shopping for vintage it is very important to know your measurements!Vintage sizes were much different than they are today.Don't forget that these garments are very old and often have fragile seams. Instead of using an iron, use a steamer, unless the tag specifies not to steam clean.Check out these products that I find super helpful for cleaning vintage: Even if you are not an expert seamstress, there are easy ways to hand stitch and repair vintage pieces.
The one place that I always find rips when wearing is the underarms!
In the 30’s and 40’s, the zipper was mostly likely placed on the side.
A middle back zipper is common for the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Right up until the 1970’s, women were often sewing their own clothes.
Working at the shop has only increased my personal love for and knowledge of the subject!
When buying and wearing vintage clothing there is a lot of helpful information to have.Here at Millie's we absolutely adore true vintage clothing!