Sunday, 12 July 2009

VINTAGE FABRIC DAY INCLUDING MARCEL BOUSSAC

LOST AND NOW FOUND
Amongst the four large pieces of vintage fabric being listed tomorrow is a piece of Marcel Boussac fabric dated 1939

I remember this fabric from years ago when I lived in Rugby. I used to buy boxes full of fabric in those days. I remember thinking at the time what superb quality it was. My mother, a tailoress by trade, soon noticed the quality and said she would take it and make something for herself.
A few weeks ago I was sorting out mums fabrics and came across this piece again, she had put it away and forgotten all about it.
It wasn't until I was getting the listing ready that I noticed faint printing on the edge of the fabric. To my surprise it stated -
'boussac MCMLXXXIX'
Marcel Boussac (April 17, 1889 – March 21, 1980) was a French entrepreneur best known for his ownership of the Maison Dior . He was internationally famous from the 1930s.

This is a beautiful piece of unused fabric with a fabulous design, after all Marcel Boussac distinguished himself by the taste for quality, innovation and originality.
Mum was right even though she didn't know it.


I also have four pieces of quilting being listed tomorrow. Ideal for making cushion fronts from. I've already made one and it looks lovely on my office chair.



This fabric is marked - 'boussac MCMLXXXIX'

A beautiful piece of unused fabric with a fabulous design, after all Marcel Boussac distinguished himself by the taste for quality, innovation and originality.

3 comments:

ewa-christine said...

I must say, you have so many beautiful old fabric. Congratulations!!

Pat said...

Lovely fabrics and history lessons too! Very interesting!! Will certainly visit again....pat

Raggy said...

Thank you both for dropping by.