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Classic or Vintage?

Classic designs never go out of style.  This green wool gabardine suit was made by my grandmother for my Mom in the 1940’s.  Notice the hemline and how it is still even after over 60 years.  The design too is classic which is why Mom was able to wear this suit many times over the years.  She was in her late 80’s when this photo was taken.

 The suit now fits my daughter.

 

 

This is another classic suit, made in the 1980’s from wool flannel with a silk charmeuse shell.  Just by changing the blouse from a shell to one with an attached scarf or collar and the suit looks new.

 

Note on both suits that the hem was set according to what looks best on my Mom’s leg and with the white wool suit, what looks best on me.

 

This particular classic style worked for me because I was in the Custom Sewing business and needed to always wear something that I had made.  I often wore off white or shades of off white to business meetings and appoointments.  My business card was off white and had its own envelope in the same off white and was sealed with a burgandy wax seal.  The blouses and accessories I often wore with my white suits were burgandy.  I also had burgandy suits with white blouses.  Yes, people remembered me by my business card design that coordinated with the colors I wore.

 

With summer almost here and travel plans being made, packing is much easier with classic clothing:

Travelite classic tips: Clothing for women « The Travelite FAQ

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[Travelite classic tips are updates to my published articles available at the archive pages.] Clothing. Clothing is probably the toughest for anyone who wants to learn how to travelite. The two biggest tips to packing the right

 

More on classic style and your classic style in the next several days.

 

Enjoy!

Judith

Judith@fabrics.net

 

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