|Mouna Stone, 1940s singer at the launch|
In The Paragon Cafe in Katoomba it was warm and cosy, music of the era filled the air, champagne flowed and trays of canapes circled throughout the crowd carried by youthful helpers.
After two long years of hard, but very enjoyable work, the launch day had arrived!
|Me celebrating with champagne!|
Miss Page's dressmaking business collection came my way three years ago through an antique dealer friend, Peter Staton, and it is from this that my patterns were born. You can read more about Violet and Ian and what happened to them on my website, The Tailor's Apprentice and you can buy the patterns there as well.
But let's enjoy the glow of the launch with these fabulous photos taken by Over The Moon Photography, Ann and I often work together at weddings, me as Marriage Celebrant and she as photographer and she is also a fashion photographer extraordinaire! My beautiful models, all good friends, are Lillian Starr, an internationally acclaimed burlesque star, Mouna Stone, singer of early 20th century music and Sam Miller, seamstress of vintage and historical clothing and like me, a member of the Australian Costumers Guild.
|Australian Land Army Overalls style 2216|
|Jenny Sailor Suit style 2212|
|Lilly Rose Day dress style 2211|
|Oliver O'Reilly, tinkling the ivories, brilliant playing throughout!|
|This simple suit is part of my online course, learn to sew like your grandmother did during the war years|
|Veronica Evening gown and cape style 2213|
|Estelle wedding gown, style 2255|
And here are the splendid guests, all who dressed up for the occasion in vintage style!
Tailor's Apprentice website where you will find all the above patterns, information about my studio and online classes, videos of me chatting about my classes and more information on Miss Violet Florence Page.