Happy New Year everyone!! I hope that 2018 is a wonderful year for all of you and is a much kinder, gentler, happier and healthier year than 2017 was for quite a lot of people worldwide. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to make this world a better place for … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Today I have another issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode for you all! 🙂 Just click here to download. I hope you all enjoy it!
First off I wanted to say that I've really been enjoying reading all of the entries for the Holiday Giveaway! It's so wonderful reading about everyone's holiday traditions and memories. 🙂 If you haven't had a chance to enter yet, be sure to check out this post, as the giveaway ends on December 30th at … Continue reading Ring in the New Year 1950’s Style!
Be still my heart! TheFrockDotCom on Etsy is selling an actual dress by Germaine Émilie Krebs, otherwise known as Madame Grès! Just have a look at the beauty of this draped and pleated wonder! I love the gorgeous red and all of those fabulous pleats! This dress would certainly turn any woman into a Grecian … Continue reading Behold! The Beauty of a Dress by Madame Gres!
The Dress Form on Etsy is having a huge Boxing Day sale - spend $10 CAD and get 50% off your order, and honestly, I couldn't help myself - I bought myself a 1960's dress. But not just any 1960's dress, a gorgeous purple strapless floor length formal dress that comes with a matching bolero … Continue reading A Dream in Purple Chiffon
Blame Betty, the Calgary based retailer of pinup and vintage style clothing is closing their doors (both online and off) after almost thirteen years in business. It's very sad indeed and definitely leaves a hole in the Canadian vintage scene. (Image source: Blame Betty) Luckily there are still a few lovely sources for vintage reproduction … Continue reading A Sad Farewell to Blame Betty
My copy of Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch arrived and I was so excited - until I realized that the patterns were missing. That was a pretty big disappointment. I was issued a refund for the book, which was good and I definitely appreciated it, but at the same time now … Continue reading A Little Let Down and a Conundrum
This week I'm interviewing a truly amazing mother and daughter team who I have so much respect and admiration for! The lovely Kathy and Justine of Wilma's Past! I'm so happy that they agreed to be interviewed, especially during the busy holiday season! Thank you so much, ladies! I hope you will all enjoy this … Continue reading Interview with Kathy and Justine of Wilma’s Past!
A few weeks ago I made this holiday inspired skirt. It's just a very basic gathered skirt made from a quilting cotton, but I really love wearing it and it was a lot of fun to make! (Please excuse the ridiculous amount of white cat hair on this black skirt! No matter how much I … Continue reading A Kitschy Holiday Themed Skirt & Vintage Simplicity 6367 ❤
Yesterday was the sad end of my Let's Take 1930's Home Economics Together series, featuring Dulcie Godlove Donovan's The Mode in Dress and Home. But today, for the holidays, I have a special bonus post for the fans of the series! My edition of the book had an appendix that was not featured in the … Continue reading A Little 1930’s Home Economics Holiday Surprise ❤