Friday, May 18, 2012

mom's scraps--part three


These are sophisticated prints that my mother used for her clothing--dresses, coat linings, blouses. All are 100% cotton. When you think of the 1960s and fashion, popular images are of the hippie and youth culture. These are the fabrics respectable women were wearing.

She bought them at JC Penney and were the earliest she remembers with selvage notations, which I include with each photograph. The term "Never Misbehaves" was in reference to the fabric not shrinking or bleeding, not to the character of the women who wore them!


"NOCTURNE" A REGULATED COTTON"-"NEVER MISBEHAVES"


©REGULATED COTTONS INC. "MARINER" A REGULATED COTTON "NEVER MISBEHAVES"


©J. MANES CO., INC., "THE CONTOUR LINE"


©REGULATED COTTONS: INC   "CAPTIVATING"-A REGULATED COTTON


"TEA HOUSE"-A REGULATED COTTON-"NEVER MISBEHAVES"


"A REGULATED COTTON" Never Misbehaves "Seven Wonders Of The World-Porcelain Tower"

4 comments:

Gisela Suski said...

What a great gift and great fabrics. Love the name, the the last one is my favorite. Oh I wish I saved some of the fabrics my mother and MIL had. I need to make a scrap book of the fabric I have currently.

Gisela Suski said...

What a great gift and great fabrics. Love the name, the the last one is my favorite. Oh I wish I saved some of the fabrics my mother and MIL had. I need to make a scrap book of the fabric I have currently.

regan said...

I remember the fabric department at Penneys! It was awesome! My mother and I would make a day of it.....take the bus into Seattle, and spend all day going through the fabrics, then head off to Nordstrom's for lunch at the little cafe! This was just about 1970ish; I had just started sewing!

Beth said...

"Never misbehaves": comparing Mom to the women on Mad Men, it does apply to our mother.