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Fabric and Vintage Clothing Resources

Buttons
Diana’s Buttons

http://www.angelfire.com/wa/
dianaspage/DianasButtonsWelcome.html

Pictures, articles, links

The National Button Society
c/o Miss Lois Pool, Secretary
2733 Juno Place
Akron, OH 44333-4137
USA

Denim
Levi Strauss & Co.

http://www.levistrauss.com/
about/history/jeans.htm

Illustrated history, timeline, jean facts.

Jeans: the True Blue Facts
http://www.umkc.edu/imc/jeans.htm

AntiqueWeb.com
http://www.antiqueweb.com/
links/clothingandfashion.html

Article on vintage jeans

Fabric & Textile Care
Martha Stewart
http://www.marthastewart.com
Hints and tips on fabric care: ironing, storing, stain removal, etc.

Material Pleasures Textile Care Page
http://www.material-pleasures.com/textilecare.html
A basic guide to caring for your vintage linens

Irish Linen
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen
http://www.fergusonsirishlinen.com
Since 1854. Online shop ("fabric by the metre"), linen facts, virtual tours.

The Ulster Linen Co., Inc.
http://www.pagelinx.com/
ulsterlinen/index.htm

History of linen, linen traits and care, "linen by the yard".

Quilts
Material Pleasures Quilt Care Page
http://www.material-pleasures.com/quiltcare.html
Tips for cleaning, storing and displaying quilts.

Vintage Clothing
What Comes Around Goes Around
http://www.nyvintage.com
Buys, sells vintage leather, fur, Western wear, women's designer clothing, military and motorcycle collectibles, and "America's largest collection of vintage Levi's and denim".

The Cat’s Pajamas
http://www.catspajamas.com
Vintage clothing and accessories, vintage costumes for special events, Vintage Gab E-zine.

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Have Questions? Talk with others in our
Fabric Forum
or our Vintage Clothing Forum!

Related Stories
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February 03, 2002, Issue #63

This and That"
November 03, 2001, Issue #53

Second Hand Rose - Antiques Primer, Vintage Clothing"
August 06, 2000, Issue #19

Second Hand Rose"
July 01, 2000, Issue #17



Recommended Reading

"Denim: From Cowboys to Catwalks, A Visual History of the World's Most Legendary Fabric,"
by Graham Marsh (Editor), Paul Trynka (Editor)

"This Is a Pair of Levi's Jeans: The Official History of the Levi's Brand,"
by Lynn Downey, Jill Novack Lynch, Kathleen McDonough, Moda Designs Incorporated (Illustrator)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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