Whew, first item out the door and in the mail. Filled out customs form and shipped it via First Class International Mail in a nice soft envelope to keep costs down for my customer. I am putting my faith in the USPS and the entire country of Greece to get this package where it’s going.
One small step for Model J Vintage. Yay! I am looking forward to divesting myself of many of the larger items around the house now that I know what I am doing. These clothing items are great practice as they are easy to photograph and ship and don’t take up that much space. But, big items, I am coming to get you! And get rid of you! (maniacal laughter)
I just put a two lovely tops up for sale on eBay. My first item, the purple dress, sold to a woman in Greece. Figuring the shipping was a bit complicated and I sized down the packaging to keep the cost down. Every ounce counts for those international options. I am a little nervous about the package arriving safe and sound due to other sellers reports about international shipping but we shall see. The buyer has an excellent rating on ebay so I will trust her judgment on her choice of the shipping options I provided.
The first new item up on eBay is a lovely black silk top with nice details around the neck and at mid-shoulder. A little gathering and some tiny square lace openings around the flattering v-neck. Some gathering under the bust give it a vintage flair but it isn’t cut on the bias or form hugging for that true 1930’s style. I brought this top to Jam Circle a couple of months ago and had some interest but no takers. If you’d like another look here is the eBay link.
The second item is a cute button down in red and white check that has a 1950’s feel to it. I love the shirt sleeve edging with its slight curve and flare, as well as the hidden button front closures. I learned that this is called a “fly front” but that term is mostly in use in reference to pants. More commonly the term “hidden placket” is used to describe hidden button fronts. The “placket” is the fabric section that is underneath the buttons, hooks, zipper, etc. I learned a lot about plackets. A simple folded over piece of fabric with button holes sewn into it is called a french front. This gives a very flat and clean look. A regular placket front us usually two pieces of fabric with some interfacing in between to reinforce the closure area as it gets a lot of wear and tear. Interesting. This top also debuted at Jam Circle and now can be seen here.
I am getting pretty good at putting items up for sale on ebay but am still a bit slower than I would like. There was quite a lot of futzing about with photos but that is now sorted out. I have created a nice workflow that needs just a bit more tweaking but I am pretty satisfied right now.