Re: Digest Number 1533
- Threads magazine January issue had an article on a Vintage Pattern
company but I'm not sure their website is running anymore, it just
comes up Server Not Found. It's www.decadesofstyle.com
The owners' names are Janet Manning and Julianne Batkin-Branson.
Their phone is (510) 847-6234. They specialize in 1918-1952 and the
patterns are regraded to fit today's figures.
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Karen Patrick"
> I am JUST now trying to start my own vintage clothing business. I have
> basically just gotten some flyers out to the vintage dance society
> area and am trying to get the word spread by mouth around the Swingdancing
> community. Do you have any pointers on how to get off the ground?I have
> been scouring this list for good books that I need to invest in.(recently
> all these patternmaking books have been added to my wish list) Isit better
> to have a sample of time periods to specialize in or to do all thepopular
> ones? I am sure there are already a lot of people doing Renn Fairstuff, so
> I was leaning toward just doing 1800's and later... to be differentand not
> have to compete as much. Good? Bad? How did any of you get started?
> Anything I need to know on the business end? I know a lot of us are
> seamstresses before we are businesswomen.
> Thanks for any and all help!
> By the way, I am in the Dayton, OH area