Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Annie Lantz - summer attic sale 2009

Annie Lantz' Attic Collection is now open for viewing!
HUGE discounts, some shirts reduced A$80 to $100!

Unlock the Attic and discover for yourself a treasure trove of Annie Lantz garments. But hurry! This special Attic Collection will only last for a short time. Quantities are limited, so phone and order early! Website sale closes January 31st.

Australia Freecall: 1800 817 402
New Zealand Freecall: 0800 772 203
Fax 61 2 9552 3430

Follow the 3 simple steps:
1. Visit the Annie Lantz website.
2. Browse the current specials.
3. Phone/Fax with your selection.

Do you like what you see so far? This is only a selection of what's available! Even if you don't have spending money at present or shopping in Australian dollars isn't an option for you, take the opportunity to learn from experts about what creates an attractive shirt. My own sewing has been transformed by the ideas I've gleaned from Annie Lantz.

I'm sorry I can't provide an enlargement option for these images. Special to Annie Lantz style is the double collar, contrast facings/placket, and use of up to 3 coordinating fabrics on one shirt.

Quality cottons in loosely tailored styles perfect for the Australian heat.

Most of the styles I've featured here are plentifully supplied with buttons, but if they aren't (such as the 3rd blue shirt) and you really like the shirt, consider the fixer options offered in these posts: Annie Lantz Summer Magic; The Great Shirt Hunt.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Dabble in Denim

newCreationApparel.com is offering fantastic savings on ALL Denim - up to 50% off during January! This is a great time to stock up on your favorite denim. ACT NOW and enjoy your favorite denim skirt for months to come.

All prices listed in US$.

Light Blue Stressed Denim Skirt
Our Price: $16.50
Was: $33.00

Slight A-line style in a rugged, light blue, stressed patterned colored denim with double front pockets, slit pockets topped with flap closure pockets. Wide contoured waist and front stitched seams for slenderizing look. Invisible back zipper. Great Value and perfect for outdoors. Length is approximately 36 inches measured from the top of the waistband. [Style also available in red and indigo blue.]
Finland Sparkle
Now: $24.75
Was: $33.00
Experience the comfort of our popular jean skirt. Jean with a warm gold gleam and four zippered pockets. The pockets are perfect for women on the go to securely hold valuable necessities. The front center seam gives it a slimming effect, no waistband, and a hidden back zipper. Available in regular 36" and tall 39" lengths. Available in regular 36" length and tall 39" length.

Jean Jacket
Now: $19.50
Was: $39.00

Casual and practical jean jacket with extra details. Blouse style jacket in blue-green faded jean with off setting gold copper colored top stitching and brass button; front pin-tucks, front snap button closure, deep pockets and lined cuffs with three snap brass buttons. Center Back Length is 25 inches. Fabric: Cotton 98%, Spandex 2%.

Double Pocket Red Denim
Now: $24.75
Was: $33.00

It's the Red Denim skirt you have been looking for. Slight A-line style in red denim with double front pockets, slit pockets topped with flap brass snap closure pockets. Wide contoured waist and front stitched seams for a slenderizing look. Invisible back zipper. The skirt is available in three (3) lengths 33", 36", 39" inches. Also available in indigo blue. [Ed: And light blue stressed denim.]

Cairo Sky Blue Denim
Now: $24.75
Was: $33.00

Stylish godet design with slenderizing stitched seams is feminine and offers easy walking comfort. Fashionable detailed and practical front pockets plus a side cargo pocket to stow necessities. The cargo pocket is perfect for your cell phone, iPod, wallet or keys. The skirt is tailored in medium weight sky blue denim with top stitching; a narrow waistband and an invisible back zipper. Available sizes 8-20, various lengths for some sizes. Also available in Antique Blue.

What's the difference between DENIM and JEAN?

Both names originate with the French. The word denim is an Americanization of the French name "serge de Nimes," a sturdy fabric which originated in Nimes, France. In 1864 Webster's dictionary listed the shortened English version: DENIM. Denim was traditionally colored blue with indigo dye to make blue "jeans," though "jean" then denoted a different, lighter cotton textile. The contemporary use of jean comes from the French word for Genoa, Italy (GĂȘnes), where the first denim trousers were made.

More Laundering Tips for Denim
(Courtesy of newCreationApparel. Boutique Narelle's first Denim Laundering tip list is found here.)
  • Wash inside out in cold water.
  • Add a little white vinegar to set the color.
  • Use mild detergent and gentle cycle.
  • Don't use bleach. Denim will naturally fade when washed.
  • Air dry when possible.
  • Never wash denim with spandex in hot water unless you want a larger size - heat destroys the elasticity of spandex.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Damart Sale

Damart's New Season Preview catalogue is mostly devoted to halving prices on summer stock. Try these examples for size (prices listed in NZ$).

New Zealand: www.Damart.co.nz
Australia: www.Damart.com.au

For those in the northern clime, www.Damart.co.uk is having a massive online sale with prices reduced up to 60% and garments ranging from cosy knitwear to spring/summer t-shirts.

Sales are everywhere. My Inbox is constantly flooded with e-brochures from stores desperate to offload stock, too many for me to keep you informed. If you're keen to grab the bargains, get yourself onto the mailing list of your favourite stores and give yourself the best advantage for coin-rolling.
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