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A Fashionable Summer ~ SWIRL

Discussion in 'A Fashionable Summer 2005 (Asst. Designers)' started by fuzzylizzie, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Patentleathershoes

    Patentleathershoes VFG Veteran VFG Past President

    Lizzie, I would love to hear any other anecdotes that you were able to glean from the person that you said had retired from there, if there were any. I am always interested in first hand information that make things more personal

    (now off to reboot this so the pics show up for me..darn dial up!)
  2. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

  3. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Chris, she said it was a really good place to work, and that she was really sad when the place closed. I thought it was really something that it's been only 6 years since the closure, and I had such a hard time finding anyone who even remembered the plant at all! By the time it closed, it was no longer important economicly to the city as a whole, but devestating to the 50 or so people who lost their jobs.

    As a side line, while researching the company I went to Easley to go through the newspaper archives, library files, and so on. The library historian was helping me, and he decided to look on the net. All excited he yelled that he found something good. I agreed that it was good, because he was reading the blurb I wrote for the label resource!
  4. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Well, I've pretty much "wrapped up" all I wanted to say about Swirl. I'd love to see any pictures of more Swirls, and I'd be glad to help anyone analyze any Swirls they need dates for.

  5. Patentleathershoes

    Patentleathershoes VFG Veteran VFG Past President

    Lizzie, thank you so much for presenting this, and the extra mile you have gone.

    Now I will know what to do when I find one!

    I am convinced, that even though my style is more jeans or a miniskirt, there is something very appealing about wearing something that was just that simple and still looked really pulled together and good

    I am sure other folks will pop in and post. It is just 5:20 on the west coast and those have been out today will probably look foward to reading after dinner!
  6. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    I'll be here just in case, and in the morning too!
  7. noir_boudoir

    noir_boudoir Registered Guest

    <i>he was reading the blurb I wrote for the label resource! </i>

    lol ;)

    Alas, I have only one Swirl, and no more to parade.

    I'm feeling increasingly smug about that one, though... (heh)

    I'd love to see some more.
  8. Thank you so much for this wonderful workshop, Lizzie, and all your research on this label.

    HERE is a link to the thread on this board about my red banana print Swirl that sold recently. The girl who bought it just loves it.
  9. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    These are such creations! Thank you Lizzie for the exploration!! I passed a cutie up recently (high price), but I have one in stock for a little later in the fall, as it is in Christmas colors! Here is one I sold this summer (not that you really needed further evidence!):



  10. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    See how cute they make you look!;)
  11. premierludwig

    premierludwig Registered Guest

    wow, after reading all this I'm hooked!

    I spend so much time making my whole outfit and hair and everything match perfectly that I have days where I want to just throw something on.. but it still has to be very pretty and flattering. Swirl sounds absoloutely divine.

    ...was it really so sensible doing this workshop Lizzie, we'll all start fighting over them now whenever one comes up for sale. LOL!

    love, moons and starrs,
  12. ellenm

    ellenm Registered Guest

    Thank you, Lizzie. You are a wonder! I learned so much and now I love Swirls too.
  13. Patentleathershoes

    Patentleathershoes VFG Veteran VFG Past President

    I think Lizzie may have some up for sale on ebay now...unless they are all gone. I was eyeing the yellow one. But unfortunately a 55" long dress won't work for a 60" tall person without hemming it up so far that you could no longer see that flower!
  14. OK... I need another mannequin!

    And no... you're not seeing double!!!

    <img src="http://photos.imageevent.com/cgreeb/ebaypatterns/websize/IMG_7653.JPG"><br></p>

    Esmeralda and I are wearing our matching Swirl wrap dresses. Mine has the signature swirl button, hers does not. Pockets are located in the side seams. I love the cheery print on this. And you can't tell from the photo, but the bodice is quilted.

    My dress had been languishing in a downstairs closet for the past ten years. I had forgotten I even had it (it's too big for me - I pinned it for the photo so it wouldn't fall off) until I recently found its twin with the hope that it would be my size (it's not).

    Would you say early 60's on these?

    And you tell me... am I the only one crazy enough around here to own identical vintage dresses???

  15. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    Wonderful, Carol. Yes, early to mid 60s. Does the dress wrap in the back?
  16. Yes... it wraps in back then ties in front and has the button at upper back.

  17. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    Wow Carol, that was the very same one I passed up for being too expensive, but soooooooooooooooo cute with its fruits and flowers! Glad to see it again, even though I feel as if I'm seeing double here!
  18. noir_boudoir

    noir_boudoir Registered Guest

    haha, Carol, there's nothing wrong with purchasing identical dresses in the hope that one will fit....:duh:

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