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Daily Swatch: Fabrics From Horrockses Fashions

We’ll wrap up the tribute to Horrockses Fashions today with three green dresses featured in the book. The signature Horrockses’ look was a full-skirted dress with simple but interesting bodices in fabulous cotton prints. Image credits: Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, by Norwyn Ltd. (top); collection of Christine Boydell, photograph by Nigel Essex (middle); [...]

Daily Swatch: Fabric From Horrockses Fashions

Floral stripe in three colorways by Joyce Badrocke for Horrockses Fashions (date unknown). Badrocke created the o’s with a manual typewriter. Image credit: Archive of Art & Design at the V&A. Book review of Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the ’40s and ’50s by Christine Boydell here. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Fabrics From Horrockses Fashions [...]

Daily Swatch: Fabrics From Horrockses Fashions

The British Isles are juxtaposed with lines from Shakespeare in this print by Marny Tickle for Horrockses Fashions from their first collection in 1946. See my review of the book Horrockses Fashion: Off-the-Peg Fashion in the 40s and 50s by Christine Boydell here. Image credit: Archive of Art & Design at the V&A by Betty [...]

Daily Swatch: Fabrics From Horrockses Fashions

This print depicting flowing trim was designed by Alastair Morgan for Horrockses Fashions in the late 1940s, and used to cover a promotional booklet for the company. Image credit: Archive of Art & Design at the V&A by Betty Newmarch. See my review of Horrockses Fashion: Off-the-Peg Fashion in the 40s and 50s by Christine [...]

Daily Swatch: Feathers

I couldn’t let this feathers theme go by without a nod to perhaps the most iconic feather print of all time, Liberty of London’s Hera. According to eBay U.K. seller The Airing Cupboard (who has two vintage versions of the print currently, including the c.1970s linen above), this peacock feather design was originally created for [...]

Daily Swatch: Feathers

Feathers and Quills rayon blend, two half meters available, AUD $19.99 each from Retro Age Vintage Fabrics. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Kitchen Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers

Daily Swatch: Feathers

Gorgeous feather print from buzzville (that’s Kelly of Superbuzzy!) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Ribbons and Bows Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers

Daily Swatch: Feathers

Again, these could be feathers, could be leaves … but if they are leaves they are feathery leaves. Circa 1950s, from Pindot.net (in the gray/purple section). Related posts: Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch 4/27/08

Daily Swatch: Feathers

Vintage feedsack, from Dewitt & Co., $36. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Birds Week Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers Daily Swatch: Feathers