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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 18:37 pm 
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Real Name: Richard Cammack
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Hi, a friend of mine is wanting to make some 40's dresses, and wonders where's the best place to get either original fabric or 40's style fabric from.
Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

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Some period style prints here, http://www.stjudesfabrics.co.uk/collections/our-fabrics

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Mostly atomic style prints, not suitable for war era clothing.

You're better off with plain crepe or linens (doubling as Moygashel) or if you have some cash to spend I can recommend Reproduction Fabrics. Based in America but worth every penny, shipping is a bit of a killer. I use them a lot for other eras.

http://www.reproductionfabrics.com/shelf.php?ID=7

Avoid polka dots and floral prints, polycottons as they generally look too modern.

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Be very careful about loaning original items...also, please keep an eye out for :
*Still missing* Because some folks are devoid of an ounce of honesty or integrity.
Women's Navy Great Coat
Green floor length 1930s evening dress with sleeves set on net.
Blue and white rayon dress with peplum
Black velvet halter necked dress with silver shot thread skirt (may still have Harrods label in it) I have photos of all of these items and I know where they are in Scunthorpe, but would appreciate a nod if they come up for sale. [/color]


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Thanks for the info folks. I will pass these on to her. :-)


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